By James Swain
"In this sequence approximately playing, the most personality is a giant winner."
--Janet Maslin, the recent York Times
"Bask in Swain's Las Vegas with no need to set foot within the position and possibility being skinned alive."
--The Washington publish publication World
A blind poker participant named pass DeMarco is scamming the world's greatest poker match 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 ranking to settle with DeMarco. On contrary facets of a dangerous online game, father and son paintings their method via a colourful panorama of conmen and hitmen. jointly, they are going to need to end up there's extra to any video game of probability than meets the eye.
Featuring insider counsel for catching poker cheats, in addition to a word list of card hustler terms!
From the Paperback edition.
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Extra resources for Deadman's Bluff (Tony Valentine, Book 7)
No matter if he doesn’t understand what it's, he’ll determine it out ultimately. i need to play him at the sq.. If I’m nearly as good as I maintain telling myself i'm, then I may still beat him. ” “You are looking to play the cowboy legitimately? ” “Yes. ” Scalzo scowled. Skipper was once letting his mouth overload his ass. He wasn’t going to play Steele head-to-head. The outdated cowboy knew too many rattling tips. Scalzo dropped the distant in his nephew’s lap. “I’m going to bed,” Scalzo stated. “Let’s speak back within the morning. ” His nephew stared absently into house as though dissatisfied together with his uncle. “Good evening, Uncle George,” he acknowledged. Scalzo entered the following room and was once greeted via an unforeseen visitor. Karl Jasper, founder and president of the area Poker Showdown, stood on the bar, speaking with Guido whereas ingesting a lager. The face of the WPS, Jasper had black-dyed hair, deepwhite enamel, and shoulder pads in his jackets that made him glance trimmer than he relatively used to be. “Nice place,” Jasper stated. Scalzo and his nephew have been staying in a high-roller suite, compliments of the resort. It had an absolutely stocked bar, pool desk, Jacuzzi, and personal theater with reclining leather-based chairs. It used to be the simplest digs on the town, and wasn’t costing them a dime. A snifter of cognac awaited Scalzo at the bar. They clinked glasses, and Scalzo raised the drink to his lips and sniffed. “Did you notice Rufus Steele on television? ” Jasper requested. “The guy is turning into a risk. ” Scalzo allow the cognac swirl round in his mouth. It felt reliable and robust and made him get up. He loved how Jasper addressed issues. He used to be a made from Madison street, and had long gone from account government to founder and president of the realm Poker Showdown within the blink of an eye fixed. He used to be a wise man who suffered from a similar challenge lot of clever men suffered from: He didn’t understand how to run a enterprise. inside six months of beginning the WPS, he’d run out of money. In desperation he’d long gone to the mob, and Scalzo turned his companion. Scalzo couldn't have expected a extra excellent setup. the largest mistake the mob had ever made used to be letting themselves get driven out of Las Vegas. No different city on the planet had an analogous form of motion. through partnering with Jasper, Scalzo may perhaps run a card video game within a Las Vegas on line casino with out the legislations respiring down his neck. It didn’t get any higher than that. “Rufus Steele is a clown,” Scalzo stated. “The genuine challenge is Tony Valentine. He desires to divulge Skipper. He has a grudge with me. ” The beer in Jasper’s glass had disappeared. Guido popped the cap off a bottle and poured him one other. “You’ve handled Valentine sooner than? ” Jasper requested. Scalzo nodded stiffly. “Can he be acquired off? ” “No,” Scalzo acknowledged. “He used to be a on line casino cop for two decades. They referred to as him the squarest man in Atlantic urban. ” “So what should still we do? ” Scalzo stared around the suite on the photo window at the different part of the room. The curtains have been pulled again, permitting him to work out the pulsing neon spectacle that was once the strip at evening. For years he’d run a winning rip-off in Atlantic urban that had made him a small fortune, yet this used to be various.