Vicki Hendricks, the high priestess of noir, has blurbed my new noir novel, The Take, a compact tale of human desperation. Here's what she had to say:
Dennis writes true noir. The Take is a fast-motion train wreck from page one, twisting the reader's heart for the desperate souls on a ride they never chose.--Vicki Hendricks, author of Cruel Poetry.
Since Vicki's novels are routinely blurbed by no less than Michael Connelly and James Ellroy, I consider this to be a compliment of the highest order, and I'm thrilled, to say the least.
The Take is now available on Kindle and All Romance ebooks. According to my publisher, L&L Dreamspell, the print version will be available very soon on Amazon, Barnes & Noble online, and elsewhere.
Here's a brief description:
In the world of small-time bookie Eddie Ryan, only the cop cars and the TVs are black and white. Everything else swirls in a kind of gray soup. Overcome by greed, lust, and the survival instinct, Eddie steps 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.