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Cancel the wedding–the groom is dead. When a tycoon’s son is murdered the night before his wedding, the enraged and grief-stricken father offers investigator Dan Reno (that’s Reno, as in no problemo), a life-changing... READ MORE

Jimmy Homestead’s glory days as a high school stud were a distant memory. His adulthood had amounted to little more than temporary jobs, cheap boarding houses, and discount whiskey. But he... READ MORE

Bounty hunter Dan Reno never thought he’d be the prey. It’s a two-for-one deal when a pair of accused rapists from a New Jersey-based gang surface in South Lake Tahoe. The first is easy to catch, but the second... READ MORE

Two murdered girls, and no motive... While skiing deep in Lake Tahoe’s backcountry, Private Eye Dan Reno finds the first naked body, buried under fresh snow. Reno’s contacted by the grieving... READ MORE


The DNA evidence should have made the rape a slam dunk case. But after the evidence disappeared from a police locker, the black man accused of brutally raping a popular actor’s daughter walked free... READ MORE

Melanie Jordan’s life seemed perfect. Until masked intruders arrive at her house, demanding gold she doesn’t have. A savage blow to the head puts her in a coma for four weeks. When Melanie... READ MORE


Dan Reno claimed self-defense, but the prosecuting attorney had other ideas. The missing person case seemed wrong from the start. The client paid in cash, used a phony name, and his claim to... READ MORE


Dan Reno has a serious dislike for violent criminals. Though he wouldn't concede this point, Reno probably lost any chance at a normal life after his father was killed by a point blank shotgun blast... READ MORE


Born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1960, Dave Stanton moved to Northern California in 1961. He attended San Jose State University and received a BA in journalism in 1983. Over the years, he worked as a bartender, newspaper advertising salesman, furniture mover, debt collector, and technology salesman. He has two children, Austin and Haley, and lives with his wife, Heidi, in San Jose, California. Stanton is the author of eight novels, all featuring private investigator Dan Reno and his ex-cop buddy, Cody Gibbons.