Charlie Howard - mystery writer and incorrigible thief - is in for a tough vacation in Las Vegas. Losing heavily at poker is one thing, but to find his literary agent, Victoria, being charmed by the Fifty-Fifty casino resort's star magician, Josh Masters, is another irritation entirely. Still, Charlie's not one to hold a grudge, least of all when he could be holding Masters' wallet. With access to the magician's deluxe suite now tantalizingly at hand, a spot of burglary seems to be in order and Charlie's only too happy to oblige. Problem is, everything's bigger in Sin City - including the fall-out from petty crimes - and it isn't long before Charlie and Victoria find themselves threatened with a one-way trip into the Nevada desert unless they can conjure up a small fortune in twenty-four hours. For Charlie, there's only one viable course of action: break into as many hotel rooms as he can, steal as much as possible, and just hope that Victoria can summon Lady Luck to the gaming table of her choice. Mind you, it would all be a lot easier if Charlie hadn't stumbled upon a dead woman, and if Josh Masters hadn't vanished in the middle of his act...
Chris Ewan is the bestselling and award-winning author of seven novels: The Good Thief's Guide to Amsterdam, The Good Thief's Guide to Paris, The Good Thief's Guide to Vegas, The Good Thief's Guide to Venice, The Good Thief's Guide to Berlin and the standalone thriller, Safe House. Dead Line, Chris's latest standalone thriller, will be published in the UK by Faber & Faber in August 2013. In 2011, he was voted one of America's favourite British authors by a Huffington Post poll.
The Good Thief's Guide to Amsterdam won the Long Barn Books First Novel Award and went on to be published in 11 countries. The Good Thief's Guide to Amsterdam, Paris, Vegas and Venice have all been shortlisted for CrimeFest's annual Last Laugh Award.
Born in Taunton in 1976, Chris graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in American Studies with a minor in Canadian Literature, and later trained as a lawyer. He now lives on the Isle of Man with his wife Jo, their daughter Jessica and their labrador Maisie, where he writes full time.
Find out more at: www.chrisewan.com or follow Chris on Twitter @chrisewan