If you have read Hell and the Hunger, then you know Steve Huft very well. What you probably don't know about him is that the 29 years he has spent on "the force" weren't all served in the great city of Braston. Steve has moved around a bit over the years. Immediately prior to joining the B.P.D., Steve spent a little better than five years as a detective with the West Allis Police Department. What he was doing in West Allis will have to wait until you read chapter 7. So, what the hell does Steve Huft have to do with Stiletto Rose? The investigation into the murder of Mark Ramsey represents Detective Steve Huft's last case with the W.A.P.D. and his connection to Stiletto Rose. You will see him again next Thursday when you read chapter 7.
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Sorry about that. I got distracted. Anyway, let's get back to Steve Huft. Stiletto Rose was actually Steve's first appearance in my work. I started working on Stiletto Rose while I was finishing up Lake of Dragons. I didn't start working on Hell and the Hunger until a couple years later. By that time, I had decided that Steve would be my James Bond or Sherlock Holmes. He exists outside of time and you will find him poking around in many of my stories. Sometimes he will have a small role and sometimes he will be the focal point of the story. He is actually one of my favorite characters to write. I love the way he reacts to the situations that I stick him in. I hope that you enjoy him as much as I do.