Orin Travis: Owner of the Montecito. His
wife's name is Evie and he is Mary Travis' father-in-law. His son, Steven,
was murdered over three years ago, and at the beginning of these stories
his murderer had not yet been identified.
Mary Travis: Reporter for the Las Vegas
Tribune, and daughter-in-law to Orin and Evie Travis. She had been married
to their son Steven who had been murdered a little over three years ago.
She has one son, Billy who is seven years old.
Billy Travis: Mary Travis' seven year-old
son and grandson of Orin and Evie Travis. He was only four years old when
his father was murdered and can barely remember him.
Nettie Wells: Friend of Chris Larabee's.
She's late middle-aged, somewhere in her mid to late fifties. She runs a
ranch outside of town near where Chris lives, where she boards horses and
offers riding classes for handicapped children. She lives with her niece,
Casey Wells: Nettie Wells' niece. She's
twenty years old, lives with Nettie, and helps with the ranch, while going
to Las Vegas college, where she's working toward a degree in business
Inez Recillos: Hispanic heritage. Manager
of Mystique nightclub. She is a real spitfire when it comes to her business,
and will not be wooed by any of the slick guys who frequent the club, including
resident ladies' man, Buck Wilmington.
Rain Gennessee: A lounge singer who works
for Inez Recillos in the Mystique nightclub. She's half African-American
and half Seminole. She caught Nathan's eye the first time she came into the
Maude Standish: Ezra Standish's mother.
Con woman extraordinaire. The one who taught Ezra everything he knows about
gambling and cheating. She's been married five times and is currently unattached.
Gloria Potter: Middle-aged widow who manages
the gift shop at the Montecito.
Rafael Martinez: Head of Security at rival
casino, the Palms.
Annie Nechaus: Sales clerk who works for
Gloria Potter in the gift shop.
Hiram Nechaus: Annie Shaw's husband.
Sally Frost: Chris Larabee's office assistant
Shirley Unsworth: Orin Travis' secretary
Cheryl Tingle: Ezra's second in command
over all the gaming pits. She fills in for him when he is off or on break.
Luis Perez Lieutenant with the Las Vegas
PD. He is usually the one to come out to the Montecito when a police presence
is needed. He's on very good terms and a first name basis with the Montecito
Jess Camby: Works under Ezra and Cheryl.
Pit boss for a single pit. A quick learner who Ezra calls on when he needs
someone to keep an eye on a suspected cheater.
Amy Sweetwater: Works under Ezra and Cheryl.
Pit boss for a single pit. Another quick learner who Ezra calls on when he
needs someone to keep an eye on a suspected cheater.
Frank Castillo: Friend and contact of Chris
Larabee's at the FBI office in DC
Jeffrey Talbot: FBI agent from the local
Sandy Merle: Front desk manager
Greg Sidney: Covers for Josiah as head
valet when Josiah is off or on break.
Beatrice Hedley: One of the Montecito's
Eddie Lamb: Owner of one of the Motecito's
rival casinos, the Stardust. A bad character that most of the other hotels
owners and managers try to avoid.
Ford and Arthur Ryan: Twins who work for