Thursday, December 14, 2006

Synopsis of Novel: IF IT AIN'T NAILED DOWN

Las Vegas is a haven for lost souls and Dennis LaRue, a bell-captain at the Stardust Casino is a prime example. LaRue, a recovering alcoholic has risen to this lofty position by taking advantage of people's weaknesses while living the motto; if I don’t have it, I’ll get it.

Dennis gives the impression that he is an upbeat, giving person with the ability to do many things, for many people at the same time. However, Dennis is not what he seems to be. He's neither happy nor generous and most importantly, he is the kind of person who can only do one thing at a time.

The one thing that Dennis obsesses over is; is confronting his father. Years earlier in North Miami Beach, Dennis, in defense of his dead mother’s honor, tried killing his father. Upon being disowned, Dennis concentrated all his new energies to gathering the resources to prove that his father was responsible for his mother’s death and ultimately that he is the better man.

A big opportunity to end his slow process to revenge suddenly pops up and Dennis turns all his efforts into robbing the Stardust, despite its mob ties. Blinded by the tunnel-vision of vengeance, Dennis doesn’t care who gets hurt along the way.

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