By Gerald Petievich
Published: August 9, 2010.
Shakedown explores the sinister underworld of Las Vegas, where prostitutes, informers, hitmen and hustlers mix in the neon glare. The story is told from the point of view of both a con-man/shakedown artist and an FBI agent intent on putting away a mob kingpin whose path both characters cross. Petievich, a former secret service agent, brings the genuine, gritty authority of an insider.