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The Hotel: A Week in the Life of the Plaza by Sonny Kleinfield

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DAN Sharp was hardly delighted with how the graveyard shift was starting. Right away, he could see it was probably going to be a tormented night. It was just after midnight, heading into the hours of the insomniacs, and one of those prolonged nuisances that always seemed to develop after he reported for duty had manifested itself. This time the problem was a guest who had been discovered beating up his girlfriend. To further complicate matters, the man turned out to be a movie star of no small stature. He was in town for a couple of days to attend a dinner along with some other stars. His girlfriend, at the moment, was without an appetite.

As the night manager, Sharp would have to stay on top of the situation over the next eight hours. Such ...

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