An excerpt from ‘Weekly’ writer Rick Lax’s new book

I Get Paid for This is excerpted in the Jan. 5, 2011 issue of Las Vegas Weekly.

Here’s how a mafia protection racket works: A Mafioso shows up at your door and says, “If you pay us a thousand bucks a month, we’ll keep you safe.”

“Safe from what?” you ask.

“All kinds of things,” you’re told. “We can keep your business from burning down, and we can keep your family from getting hurt.”

“That’s never been a problem before,” you say. “I think I’ll pass.”

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