In this short story, Harry's a blackjack dealer at the Flamingo in Las Vegas. The kind of guy you'd never notice. Ordinary-looking, inconspicuous, practically invisible. Lives in a little apartment behind the hotel. Been working graveyard shift for twelve years now. Got no life of any consequence.
But one night Petra sits down at his table, and then…
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About the Author
His next book, SETUP ON FRONT STREET, was the first in a series of Key West noir novels. The series is called Key West Nocturnes, and it will lift the veil on that town, revealing it as a true noir city, on a par with Los Angeles, New Orleans, or Miami.
THE GHOSTS OF HAVANA, a tale of old vendettas that will not die, is the second book in that series. The third, MAN-SLAUGHTER, is now available, and the fourth in the series, THE GUNS OF MIAMI, will be coming in 2013.
TEMPTATION TOWN was Mike's first novelette, and the first in the Jack Barnett / Las Vegas series. Drawn on Mike's years in Las Vegas, the tale takes the reader to areas of Sin City that never appear in tourist guidebooks.
HARD CASH, also a novelette, is the second installment in that series. A full Barnett novel, THE DOWNTOWN DEAL, is now available.
Mike also has a collection of short stories, BLOODSTAINS ON THE WALL. In addition, his stories have been published in A Twist Of Noir, Mysterical e, Powder Burn Flash, Slow Trains, The Wizards Of Words 2009 Anthology, and on Amazon Kindle.
Mike has an experimental rockabilly novel, CADILLAC'S COMIN', a hard tale of the chaotic early days of rock & roll, which is now available.
In late 2010, Mike moved back to Key West, where he enjoys year-round island living with his wife Yleana, whom he married on a warm night in December, 2012, on the rooftop of an apartment building in Havana, Cuba.