By James Swain
"In this sequence approximately playing, the most personality is a giant winner."
--Janet Maslin, the hot York Times
"Bask in Swain's Las Vegas with no need to set foot within the position and threat being skinned alive."
--The Washington publish publication World
A blind poker participant named pass DeMarco is scamming the world's biggest poker event in Las Vegas, and cheating-expert Tony Valentine and his son, Gerry, were employed to determine how. DeMarco is tied to a few dangerously determined characters who will visit extremes--even cold-blooded murder--to make sure that the obnoxious DeMarco wins big.
While Gerry flies to Atlantic urban to suss out DeMarco's mystery, Valentine remains in Vegas and groups up with an getting older grifter named Rufus Steele, who has his personal rating to settle with DeMarco. On contrary facets of a perilous online game, father and son paintings their means via a colourful panorama of conmen and hitmen. jointly, they'll need to end up there's extra to any video game of probability than meets the eye.
Featuring insider tips for catching poker cheats, in addition to a thesaurus of card hustler terms!
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What set him aside used to be his skill to speak. commencing the envelope up, he acknowledged, “Walk as much as the money sign in, and spot if it doesn’t ship you down reminiscence lane. ” “What am I searching for? ” Vinny laughed via a mouthful of smoke. “Our first rip-off together,” he acknowledged. Gerry slid out of the sales space and went as much as the sign in. He saved his eyes to the ground, warding off the operating ladies’ sideways glances. the 1st lovely woman he’d ever obvious used to be a hooker trolling the Atlantic urban Boardwalk. He’d been 8, and his mom had instructed him this was once now not the kind of lady he desired to understand.
You will have, I’ll throw him out. ” Guido’s activity didn’t contain making judgements. Going to the boss was once the one correct determination for Guido to make. attaining down, Scalzo grabbed his bodyguard via the balls, and gave them a fit squeeze. Guido’s eyes approximately popped out of his head. “Don’t ever do whatever with no asking me first,” Scalzo stated. “Yes, sir. ” “Never do anything with out asking me first,” he stated, as though explanation have been wanted. “Yes, sir. ” Scalzo published his loss of life grip, and Guido slunk away.
You think that I care approximately you or your fucking event? ” Jasper driven him away. different resort site visitors have been observing from their balconies, and he straightened his jacket and tie. “If you won’t do it for me, then do it on your nephew. in the event that they arrest you, the police should want to check with pass in addition. He’ll need to withdraw from the match. ” “So what? ” Scalzo bellowed at him. “You don’t care in the event that your nephew is going down? ” “He’s unlikely down,” Scalzo acknowledged. “He’s leaving with me and Guido. We’re getting out of Las Vegas, is what we’re doing.
DeMarco swallowed tough. “I’m listening. ” “Your uncle stole the rip-off from a man named Jack Donovan, then had Jack murdered. It’s by no means thoroughly made experience to me why he had Jack killed. Your uncle may possibly find the money for to shop for the rip-off from Jack, and murdering humans is mostly just a final inn. good, I found out the explanation. ” “What’s that? ” “Jack Donovan advised your uncle that the rip-off was once harmful, and will be used sparingly. Like in a personal online game, the place you just have to win one pot to return out forward.
He’s an ex-cop, so that you can belief him along with your cash. ” Earl and Larry every one gave Valentine 100 cash for safekeeping. Earl pulled the 3 darts out of the board, and went to the blue line. He permit the 1st dart fly, and it landed within the middle of the invoice. “Bingo! ” Earl exclaimed. “One down, to go,” Larry exhorted him. Earl took a reasonable breakthrough, coated up his shot, and threw his moment dart. The dart appeared to tackle a lifetime of its personal, and sailed over the dartboard and hit the wall, pocking it within the technique.