FICTION IN A FLASH features three crime themed stories: “Desperate Measures,” “A Grim Ride,” and “Swindle Me Not, My Dearest.” With art thieves, crazed killers, and femme fatales, A.S. Patterson’s FICTION IN A FLASH will keep you on the edge of your seat. In “Desperate Measure” Bill needs money for someone who is precious to him. He is down on his luck and everything important in his life is fading away. He convinces his friend Mason to join him in a difficult art heist. Time is their worst enemy as they race against the clock. With the pull it off before time runs out? In “A Grim Ride” Adam is ready to start his life anew. He is down on his luck and he has been cut off by his wealthy, snobbish parents. He decides to go stay with family in another town, but an encounter with a stranger may put him in grave danger. In “Swindle Me Not, My Dearest” James and Marlene spend the evening at Hotel de Noir.” James thinks it will be a night of fiery romance, but Marlene has a big surprise for lover. One he wishes he would have seen coming.