And Dream of Evil, by Tedd Thomey (epub/Kindle/pdf)
HAND-CUFFED TO A SLOT MACHINE...
That's how you first meet Rennick. Hand-cuffed to a slot machine and pinned with a murder rap. And the pace never slows up as he bulls his way through a bevy of tough killers, gorgeous blondes and hard-boiled action to a violent gun-battle twelve miles out at sea--all in an attempt to find a mystery girl who is out to have him killed for a crime he didn't commit!