Castle knows of four pizzerias named "Nick," with various combinations of the predicates terrific and/or authentic. But their owners, bitter rivals, continually sabotage each other with frat pranks. Then a corpse is found in the pizzeria oven, crisped, but killed by previous stabbing. The owner accuses his rivals, but no one is innocent and everyone has a dirty secret. And the victim, a former war correspondent who lost his edge after his daughter died in a car accident, was reporting on them about their "pizza wars." However, he'd also stumbled across the identity of 'urban myth' Cavallo, a drug lord who viciously executes rivals.
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The various Nick's pizzerias are loosely based on the New York pizza wars where there are more than 40 pizza restaurants with some variation of the name Ray's in the name. They include Original Ray's, Famous Ray's and World Famous Original Ray's. See more
Come on, let me show you my place, huh?
I gotta tweet this. No one'll believe I'm with *the* Terrific Nick.
Uh, Authentic Nick, uh, not Terrific. Okay? I mean, uh... we're the best.
Ahh, I'll bet.
References Double Indemnity
Burn It Off
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