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SETUP ON FRONT STREET (Key West Nocturnes Series Book 1) by [Dennis, Mike]
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Book 1 of 3 in Key West Nocturnes Series (3 Book Series)
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After thirty years as a professional musician (piano), Mike Dennis left Key West and moved to Las Vegas in 2006 to become a professional poker player, but turned to writing when his first novel was published. SETUP ON FRONT STREET is his second published novel. It's the first in the Key West Nocturnes series of noir novels which lift the veil on Key West, revealing it as a true noir city, on a par with Los Angeles, New Orleans, or Miami. The next book in the series, THE GHOSTS OF HAVANA, is now available. The third installment, MAN-SLAUGHTER, is now available, and the fourth, THE GUNS OF MIAMI, will be coming in 2013. In addition, Mike has had short stories published in Powder Burn Flash, A Twist Of Noir, Mysterical e, Slow Trains, and the 2009 Wizards Of Words Anthology. In December 2010, Mike moved back to Key West, where he lives with his wife Yleana, whom he married on a warm December night in 2012 on the rooftop of an apartment building in Havana, Cuba. Other books by Mike Dennis: TEMPTATION TOWN / A novelette. The first in the hardboiled Jack Barnett / Las Vegas series centered around a reluctant private investigator. Ebook available on Amazon, paperback available on CreateSpace. HARD CASH / A novelette. The second entry in the Jack Barnett / Las Vegas series. Ebook available on Amazon, paperback available on CreateSpace. THE TAKE / A novel, now available in both print and ebook on Amazon, Barnes & Noble online, Fictionwise, and All Romance. BLOODSTAINS ON THE WALL / A collection of three short stories from the dark side, now available in both print and ebook on Amazon and CreateSpace.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1892 KB
  • Print Length: 290 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Mike Dennis (26 Nov. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0050642V2
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #726,920 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Until I stumbled across "Set Up On Front Street", while clicking through the Kindle Fiction offerings, I had never heard of Mike Dennis.

As a Brit. with a penchant for American crime novels I downloaded it, and started to read it immediately.......

...Several hours later I put my Kindle down, having read "Set Up.." in one go.

Fair plot, credible characters, good location setting........all in all a very good read.
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It's 1991. Don Roy Doyle, a hustler and con artist, is just out of prison after a seven year stretch and he has the scars to prove it. He was jailed for his part in a jewel heist, the only gang member that took the fall. In the opening chapter Doyle steps off a bus to arrive back in Key West and settle a few more scores, in particular he wants his $200,000 share of the robbery proceeds. He wastes no time and immediately confronts Frankie Sullivan (Sully) a nightclub owner and partner in the original scam. Sully, however, has `invested' the money in a dubious property deal with the Russians mafia and cannot immediately access it. Doyle gives him a week to do so or expect the worst.
After leaving Sully, Doyle spends subsequent chapters reacquainting himself with characters from his past - Avi Abraham a weapons supplier, BK the mayor and ex-classmate, Ortega the local police officer who threatens to send Doyle back to prison should he step out of line and Mambo DeLima a Cuban criminal. Then Sully ends up dead and Doyle is in the frame for his murder.

And herein lies one of the problems with this novel - new characters pop up almost every chapter through literally the first half of the book (and one or two in the latter half as well) including BK's patriarchal father, Wilson J Whitney, and Doyle's ex-girlfriend Norma who's turning tricks for BK (she immediately becomes his current girlfriend), BK's needy wife Rita, and a variety of Russian gangsters among quite a few others. Unfortunately, the time spent introducing characters, their past relationship to Doyle and / or the crime, means the rest of the plot feels crammed into the second half primarily because Setup on Front Street is relatively short at 50,000 words. So little space is left to fully explore the plot.
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By cj on 24 July 2014
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Liked this more than I had expected
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I enjoyed this read very much after just coming back from a visit to Florida and the Keys i was able to picture a lot of the places mentioned in the book. Good story.
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