Dead Ringer by Michael A. Black
Approx. 127,870 words.
Published on May 24, 2013 by
Private eye Ron Shade and news reporter Alex St. James star in their first adventure together. Shade is looking for Bob Bayless, a dead-and-buried executive who was recently spotted playing blackjack in Vegas, while Alex fights off the attentions of a creepy mortician who’s a little too eager to show Alex his backroom moves.