In Restless City, a serial novel written by seven different Las Vegas authors, private eye Daniel Brady takes a routine job for a high-rolling gambler that turns into a dangerous journey into the dark recesses of Sin City.
This fast-paced mystery, which pays homage to crime noir pioneers Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, propels readers from the seedy streets of downtown Las Vegas to the posh suites of the Strip. Along the way, Brady must untangle a web of intrigue, distinguishing fantasy from reality in a city that thrives on illusions. Each writer pushes Brady deeper into a conspiracy in which he encounters a rich cast of characters, reflecting the diverse palette of Las Vegas.
The authors who participated in this project, sponsored by the 2009 Vegas Valley Book Festival, represent a who’s who of the Las Vegas literary scene. They are H. Lee Barnes, John H. Irsfeld, Brian Rouff, Leah Bailly, John L. Smith, Constance Ford, and Vu Tran, with Geoff Schumacher serving as editor. Restless City is the first title published by CityLife Books, an imprint of Stephens Press.