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Author: Gary Phillips Narrator: Patricia R. Floyd Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Martha Chainey Series Release Date: April 2018 ISBN: 9781436183093
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Gary Phillips has been published in the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Examiner, and Rap Pages magazine. High Hand introduces the unforgettable, six-foot tall Chainey (nobody calls her Martha), a former showgirl who transports under-the-table money for Las Vegas casinos. When masked shooters rob Chainey of seven million bucks, she’s got three days to recover the money—or else. Download and start listening now!


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  • “Martha Chainey, athletic, gun-toting ex-showgirl and mob money courier, makes her hard-hitting debut.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Patricia Floyd hits the jackpot with this Las Vegas caper…High Hand  is a gem of a noir crime thriller doubling as an unpretentious work of African- American fiction with a strong female protagonist.”


  • “A fine debut in the hip, hard-boiled tradition.”


  • “[The] brilliant debut of Martha Chainey. An ex-Vegas showgirl working as a courier for Mooch Maltazar, Chainey is slick, sharp, and tough.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Murvin | 3/7/2009

    " Another contemporary mystery novel that I found to be refreshing and somewhat exciting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daviyd | 11/25/2008

    " Some books are oldies but goodies and 'High Hand' is definitely one of them...written with a Cleopatra Jones meets Las Vegas style the action is pedal to the metal all the way to the end. "

About the Author

Gary Phillips is the author of the Ivan Monk mysteries, Violent Spring, and Perdition USA. He has also worked as a security guard, printer, a shade tree mechanic, a labor union organizer, a radio talk show host, a foundation staffer, and a community activist for over twenty-two years. He lives in the wilds of Los Angeles with his wife Gilda Haas, and their children Miles and Chelsea.

About the Narrator

Patricia R. Floyd has narrated dozens of audiobooks throughout her career, including Denise Nicholas’ Freshwater Road and Ellease Southerland’s Let the Lion Eat Straw. Balanced with her audiobook work, she has directed several plays at Stamford Theatre Works. She has won five AudioFile Earphones Awards.