Dennis writes true noir. The Take is a fast-motion train wreck from page one, twisting the reader's heart for the desperate souls on a ride they never chose.
--Vicki Hendricks, author of Cruel Poetry.
In the world of small-time bookie Eddie Ryan, only the cop cars are black and white. Everything else swirls in a kind of gray soup. Overcome by greed, lust, and the survival instinct, Eddie takes part in a high-stakes heist, stepping into a morally treacherous world where no one can be trusted, and where life expectancy is short. Set in the dim half-light of the Houston and New Orleans demimondes, The Take is a fast-paced, nerve-jangling ride.