Skin Game

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"Days like today make being a P.I. suck."


PI Jim Bean should walk out that door and let the Vegas bouncer do his worst. That's what a smart man would do. But nobody ever accused Jim Bean of being a smart man.

Private investigator Jim Bean has worked hard to create his new identity in Vegas. He doesn't have a great life, but it's his. When his ex-fiancée Erica Floyd walks into one of his investigations looking for her missing sister, the tragic past he wanted to leave behind comes flooding back.

Despite serious reservations, Jim agrees to search for Erica's sister. Clues lead him to a human trafficking ring and one of Vegas's most influential mobsters. Unless Jim can face the ghosts of his past, the anger of his present, and a new enemy out for his blood, four women will suffer a fate worse than death.

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"With one foot in the classic PI tradition and the other in the new age, Skin Game is no roll of the dice. J.D. Allen delivers a smart, fast-paced book that will keep the reader on edge from start to finish."

―Reed Farrel Coleman, New York Times bestselling author of What You Break

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I attended The Ohio State University and earned a degree in physical anthropology and a creative writing minor. 

Writing Mysteries was not my first career or my second. ​

It's never too late to reach for the brass ring. With the publication of the Sin City Investigation Series, my dreams of publishing gritty mysteries have been realized. 

I believe in giving back to the writing community that has supported me through the years. I'm a member of the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention National board and president of the Triangle Chapter of Sisters in Crime. I speak on the basics of crime scene investigation, voice, and public speaking.

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