The Scent of New Death

By Mike Monson

A Tale of Dishonor Among Thieves

For twelve years Phil Gaines has managed to pull off bank job after bank job with Zen-like precision, occupying his time between robberies meditating in his nondescript Modesto, California apartment.

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About the Author: Mike Monson is the Associate Editor of the crime fiction journal All Due Respect. He is the author of the short story collection Criminal Love and Other Stories, and the noir novella What Happens in Reno. After living in Modesto for nearly twenty years, he recently relocated to Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii.