Note: This is an older title, but as I get this blog started, I want to feature lots of books in various categories and this one is worth including.
They said, “He’s a nobody.”
They were dead wrong.
When reporter Hudson Ambrose hears an early morning call on his police scanner about an injured person at a bus stop on Las Vegas Boulevard, he rushes to the scene to get the scoop.
His world is blown off its axis when he discovers a murdered homeless man with a bankbook in his pocket showing a balance of almost one million dollars. Should he wait for the police, knowing the case will get lost in reams of red tape, or swipe the bankbook and take the investigation—and perhaps a chunk of the money—into his own hands?
With sirens bearing down on the scene, Hudson makes an impulse decision that whisks him on a frantic search for answers, not only about the mysterious man in the black Converse high-tops, but about the lost soul lurking within himself.
Uncovering bizarre links between a plane crash, a Las Vegas pit boss, a dirty cop, and a widowed Atlanta business mogul, Hudson is forced to find out, who was Chester Holte, what was he doing on the streets, and why are his homeless friends convinced he was an angel in disguise?
Creston Mapes is a journalist whose been writing professionally his entire career, for newspapers, magazines, ministries, and Fortune 500 companies. He's written three gritty suspense novels in three years, which have taken readers from the cardboard boxes of the homeless in Las Vegas; to the underworlds of meth dealers, gamblers, and the mob; to the lime-lit stages and dressing rooms of millionaire rock stars. His novels are: Dark Star: Confessions of a Rock Idol, Full Tilt, and Nobody.