A jaded journalist plunges into an intoxicating world of beautiful women and glamorous gambling dens in this captivating tale from the creator of the Mike Shayne Mysteries Tabloid reporter Ed Barlow is in Miami on the assignment of a lifetime. A New York criminal syndicate has gone national with a sinister scheme to turn society women into prostitutes by preying on their boredom and naiveté. Barlow has tracked the racket to Philadelphia and Boston, where the gangsters caught wind of his investigation and closed up shop before he could get the full picture. Now, a chance encounter with an old friend leads him straight into the tangled web of sex, lies, and money that has ensnared innocent ladies up and down the East Coast. To break the story, he will have to keep all his wits about him—a task made all the more difficult when he meets a beautiful young woman who may not be as innocent as she seems. An action-packed story of love and adventure in the underworld of 1940s Miami, Ladies of Chance is a thrill ride from beginning to end.