A crook on the run novel.

Of all the women in all the gin-mills in all the world, Wilder had to make a pass at this one! Okay, so Wilder was a day late getting up here to Thomaston ... but Milo should've been sitting on his phone, waiting for Wilder's call about the gambling joint Milo had fingered for him. Instead, all Wilder was getting at the other end of the phone line was a whole lot of ringing. So when the woman at the bar in the tight black satin dress flashed some leg, what was a man supposed to do? There were a lot of people in the town of Thomaston who could be hazardous to a man's health! Milo was one of them--treacherous as a snake. Morey the cop was another. He liked to swing his blackjack a little too much. Then there was old Jeff Duncan, who ran the town, and practically owned it too. And Hendricks, who might want a bit more out of life than just doing old Jeff Duncan's dirty work. But the most hazardous one of them all was the old guy's sexy young wife, Glorieta ... Don't miss your chance to read The Glorieta Pass--a fabulous Sam Spade-style adventure!
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Dan Wilder is in town to pull a gambling joint stick-up, first spotted by his buddy, a man named Milo. When Wilder and Milo get their wires crossed, Wilder decides to pick up a beauty at the bar, despite being warned the woman, Glorieta, is married.

When Wilder is accused of murdering a police officer in this surreal little town under the control of a rich old man with a hot young wife, he finds out how difficult finding someone who will listen to him can be. The real power behind the old money, a man named Hendricks, sets his men on Wilder.

Wilder escapes custody and kidnaps Glorieta in an effort to clear his name with the only straight cop in town.

If you like hard luck guys who buy a whole lot of trouble, then extricate themselves through a whole lot of spicy action, you'll enjoy Glorieta Pass.

Lisa Lickel

It’s obvious…that author Chris O’Grady is going for the noir-style popularized by writers such as Raymond Chandler.  While he occasionally hits the target in terms of character and overall mood…the characters…are… something you would see out of a 1940s movie.