Key West, 1991. Don Roy Doyle is back in town. Tough and quick-witted, he's fresh out of prison, where he served three years for a diamond swindle. Now he's back to collect his share of the proceeds, about $200,000, but the money has vanished.
A local family dynasty which has controlled the island's politics for generations, a cop with a grudge, the FBI, and the Russian mob all have a stake in the action. They're convinced Cuba is on the verge of "opening up," and they all want Doyle gone.
In this tightly-knit town, who can be trusted? And how long can Doyle stay alive?
Setup on Front Street is the first novel in Mike Dennis' Key West Nocturnes series. It takes you deep inside the world of Key West noir, a world tucked way back in the shadows, where the tourists never go.
Would you consider the audio edition of Setup on Front Street to be better than the print version?
Only because hearing it makes the story alive and real. I listened to it in my car driving a long distance. When I arrived to my destination I had to listen to the end.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Setup on Front Street?
When Don Roy Doyle fell in love with the hooker.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
Kill the pimp mayor.
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