Publication Date: October 10, 2012
In Dead Man’s Hand by Luke Murphy, Calvin Watters is a former college football star who was badly injured and turned to debt collecting (the kind of debt collecting where they pay or lose a toe) for a bookie in Vegas to make ends meet. When a big-time casino owner is killed, Calvin is the natural suspect. Dayle Dayton, a detective with the Las Vegas Police Department, isn’t sure that Calvin is guilty and is willing to give him a shot at finding the real killer. Complicating matters is the hit out on Calvin and his girlfriend. Can Calvin survive the game and clear his name?