Sherban Young has crafted a witty and entertaining mystery within the pages of Fleeting Chance. Young’s characters are both familiar and original. The mystery begins on a luxury yacht during a high-stakes poker game. Someone falls overboard, someone dies, and the yacht experiences mechanical issues. On top of the events of the mystery, the narrator is at a loss as to how he could lose when he was holding a perfect poker hand. This is just the beginning of Sherban Young’s Fleeting Chance.
The narrator, John (Johnny) Hathaway, is not the detective. Johnny observes. He sees things as a regular person might see them, yet his interpretations hint at another way of seeing the same scene as he has learned from his mentor, Enescu Fleet. Johnny has a tendency to be long-winded in thought. He combs