by Mike Dennis


by Mike Dennis



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In the world of small-time bookie Eddie Ryan, only the cop cars are black and white. Everything else swirls in a kind of gray soup. Overcome by greed, lust, and the survival instinct, Eddie takes part in a high-stakes heist, stepping into a morally treacherous world where no one can be trusted, and where life expectancy is short.

Set in the dim half-light of the Houston and New Orleans demimondes, THE TAKE is a fast-paced, nerve-jangling ride.

The book also includes a preview of SETUP ON FRONT STREET, the first entry in Mike Dennis’ Key West Nocturnes Series, a group of novels designed to lift the lid off Key West, revealing it as a true noir city. The series takes the reader behind the margaritas and the sunshine deep into the dark shadows and alleys where the tourists never go.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148414797
Publisher: Mike Dennis
Publication date: 08/02/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 336
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

After thirty years as a professional musician (piano), Mike Dennis left Key West and moved to Las Vegas to become a professional poker player. He turned to writing when his first novel, THE TAKE, was picked up by a publisher in 2009.

In his writing, he has created the Key West Nocturnes Series, a set of standalone noir novels. These books will lift the veil on Key West and reveal it as a true noir city, on a par with Los Angeles, New Orleans, or Miami. There are currently three novels in this series.

Mike has also created the Jack Barnett / Las Vegas series, hardboiled tales centering around a reluctant ex-private investigator living in Sin City, USA. The series consists of two novelettes and a full novel.

Max Allan Collins, author of ROAD TO PERDITION and over seventy other novels, has said, "Mike Dennis is the modern master of noir."

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 December night in 2012 on the rooftop of an apartment building in Havana, Cuba.
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