Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Vacation paradise by day. Gambler’s dream by night. But sometimes the line between day and night blurs, turning both paradise and dream into nightmare. When that happens even addicts can become heroes.Or not.# # #Rain blew in from the west that Friday, blanketing the moon with black-bellied clouds sporting fraudulent silver linings. I should’ve gone home then. Crawled back into my hole and pulled the darkness after me.Maybe if I’d gone home before the rain, no one would’ve died.We all have those shoulda moments. Winners run with it. Losers let the moment pass. I was too busy losing to think about shoulda’s.Or death.# # #Dip your toes in the dark waters of the most beautiful lake in the world in this noir tale that exposes a side of Paradise few visitors ever see.