Monday, September 12, 2011

Setup on Front Street by: Mike Dennis

Synopsis: "Dennis writes true noir." -- Vicki Hendricks, author of CRUEL POETRY "Credit author Mike Dennis with no small achievement: he has taken a man to be reckoned with and a moment in time and turned these into a satisfying work of noir fiction. His writing is tight, to the point, like a line drawing..." -- Noir Journal "Mike Dennis has a sure knowledge of his setting and characters and a prepossessing writing style."--George Fontana, Key West Citizen/Solares Hill "Fans of Elmore Leonard should find Mike Dennis an author worth watching - and reading." -- Key West, 1991. Don Roy Doyle is back in town. Tough and quick-witted, he's fresh out of prison, where he served three years for a diamond swindle. Now he's back to collect his share of the proceeds, but the money has vanished. A local family dynasty which has controlled the island's politics for generations, a cop with a grudge, the FBI, and the Russian mob all have a stake in the action. They're convinced Cuba is on the verge of "opening up", and they all want Doyle gone. In this tightly-knit town, who can be trusted? And how long can Doyle stay alive? SETUP ON FRONT STREET takes you inside the world of Key West noir, a world tucked way back in the shadows, where the tourists never go.

Review: I can't beleive that this author used to be a pianist! You would never think so from reading his book! Setup on Front Street is a fast paced, remarkably written story that changes the image of Key West as we know it! Dennis does an excellent job making readers want to keep going...not put it down. This book is a page turner with plenty of tension and suspense! The plot is very easy to follow and keeps you on the edge of your seat. Mike Dennis did an excellent job portraying his characters as well as the story.

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