Sucker Bet (Tony Valentine, Book 3)

Sucker Bet (Tony Valentine, Book 3)

James Swain

A hardened ex-cop with nice instincts, a pointy eye, and a brief fuse, Tony Valentine nonetheless catches crooks, yet a really distinctive breed of them. He nabs hustlers who rob casinos, and reveals the deadly flaw that allowed where to get ripped off within the first position. occasionally that implies biting the hand that feeds him, yet Valentine isn't paid to sugarcoat the chilly, not easy fact. alongside flashy strips and in seedy dives, if there's a online game to be fastened, Valentine is aware tips to spot the tips, the scams, the sleight of hand. And together with his new case, there's certainly extra at the desk than meets the eye.

Harry tender Stone, head of safety on the Micanopy Indian Reservation on line casino in South Florida, desperately wishes Valentine's services. A blackjack broker has rigged a video game, dealt a participant eighty-four successful arms in a row, and disappeared. Valentine's intestine tells him a unique tale: that the runaway broker is alligator meals and his employers are preserving secrets.

But the lacking broker is a part of a bigger, a ways deadlier scheme. Valentine's path leads him to Rico Blanco, a ruthless gangster who as soon as labored for John Gotti, his shady, elusive partner-in-crime, Victor Marks, and a bombshell named sweet Hart, a hooker with goals of affection, a mix adapted made to double-cross. apparently they've got a con happening regarding a cocky, wealthy Brit and his hundreds of thousands of bucks. Valentine's problem: to determine how all the things of the seamy puzzle healthy jointly . . . sooner than his success runs out and his lifestyles is going bust.

In prose that sizzles with variety and a depraved humorousness, with plot twists that may reason whiplash, James Swain takes readers in the back of the neon-lit scenes of casinos and the playing trade--and unearths a colourful forged of hustlers and con males, bookies and grifters. Make no mistake approximately it: at the crowded cabinets of fiction, Sucker Bet is a certain factor.

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