"You're a dead man, Carnini."John Carnini didn't see who made the threat. Surrounded by a noisy excited crowd, he tried to avoid the cameras as he walked down the steps of the Criminal Court in Lower Manhattan. His police escorts stayed close to him. Excerpt from The ContractA collection of original short stories by an award winning author. There's something here for everyone: Suspense, Murder, Mystery, Humour and even a little Romance.