aIn this series about gambling, the main character is a big winner.a aJanet Maslin, The New York Times aBask in Swainas Las Vegas without having to set foot in the place and risk being skinned alive.a aThe Washington Post Book World A blind poker player named Skip DeMarco is scamming the worldas largest poker tournament in Las Vegas, and cheating-expert Tony Valentine and his son, Gerry, have been hired to find out how. DeMarco is tied to some dangerously desperate characters who will go to extremesaeven cold-blooded murderato ensure that the obnoxious DeMarco wins big. While Gerry flies to Atlantic City to suss out DeMarcoas secret, Valentine stays in Vegas and teams up with an aging grifter named Rufus Steele, who has his own score to settle with DeMarco. On opposite sides of a deadly game, father and son work their way through a colorful landscape of conmen and hitmen. Together, they will have to prove thereas more to any game of chance than meets the eye. Featuring insider tips for catching poker cheats, as well as a glossary of card hustler terms! From the Paperback edition.It was printed in bold lettering, and stated that Davis had been given instructions from a doctor and fully understood them. Gerry guessed this freed ... Outside in the parking lot they found Marconi sitting in a Chevy Impala, fighting to stay awake.
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