When you’re in deep, it’s hard to get out. Jack Murray should know: He’s trying to. At a turning point in his life, Jack is caught between the street life he knows and the desire to try something legitimate.
After serving time for a botched robbery attempt, Murray runs into his old accomplice, Rudy Maxa. Only problem, Rudy is now the property of Tiras Williams, a rising young player in the Miami underworld who doesn’t take to kindly to a new guy buddying up with Rudy... especially since Tiras is close to a major arms deal with another one of Rudy’s old contacts.
Tiras decides it’s time to take Jack Murray out.
But Jack is busy getting to know Miranda Mendoza, a dancer working for Murray’s old gangster boss. As they spend time getting to know each other outside of their chosen life paths, trouble is never far behind. Whether it’s a psycho gunrunner with a score to settle or a down-on-his-luck wiseguy from the old neighborhood up north, Miranda is there at every turn, becoming the most inlikely friend Jack may ever have.
In the end, Jack is tempted by another life-altering decision. This one involving a high-stakes opportunity that may be too sweet to pass up.
Readers will be compelled to follow the caper…Booklist
A fast, slick debut thriller… an author to watch… has (Elmore) Leonard’s talent for throwing lowlifes into a breakneck paceKirkus Reviews
There's intrigue, romance and more…The Daily Advertiser, Lafayette, LA
A terrific protagonist.… a fast-paced South Florida crime caper.Midwest Book Review
Complex... plenty of suspense.I Love A Mystery Newsletter