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Mr. Lucky

Swain, James

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ISBN 10: 0345475445 / ISBN 13: 9780345475442
Edité par Ballantine Books, Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A., 2005
Ancien(s) ou d'occasion Etat Fine Hard Cover
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This is a fine unmarked hardcover first edition, first printing copy in a near fine mylar protected DJ. red-black. Signed by the author on the title page. AUTOGRAPHED COPY label on the front DJ panel. Looks like an unread copy. N° de réf. du libraire 034080

A propos du livre :

Synopsis :

Tony Valentine made his living and his name as a cop in Atlantic City?and is now known worldwide for his ability to spot the kinds of scams, grifts, and rip-offs that cost casinos billions every year. A man with a biting wit who drives a ?92 Honda, Tony is low-profile, old-school, and has seen it all?until he meets the luckiest man on earth.

Ricky Smith was once a small-town loser. Then he went to Las Vegas, jumped out the window of a burning hotel, lived to tell the tale, and tore up the Strip on an incredible winning streak. Ricky didn?t just win at one slot machine or table game. He won at blackjack, roulette, and craps, and then beat the pants off the world?s greatest poker player. Tony knows that goofy, loudmouthed Ricky Smith?or anyone else, for that matter?couldn?t possibly be that fortunate. But when ?Mr. Lucky? returns home to the little town of Slippery Rock, North Carolina, he keeps on winning everything from a horse race to a $50,000 lottery.

Hired by a desperate casino, Tony starts to pry into Ricky?s past, his friends, and the strange little town that is benefiting from Ricky?s fame and fortune. Unfortunately for Tony, his cover is blown when he is forced to reveal a trick he has up his own sleeve: a pocket Glock he can shoot with laser-like precision. Suddenly, two men are dead, the cops are on Tony?s tail, and the investigation explodes in violence?putting the lives of Tony?s son and his young family in danger.


For years, Tony?s son Gerry has dueled with his own criminal impulses. Now, the Ricky Smith case has lured Gerry through the gates of temptation and into a murderous confrontation with the Dixie Mafia. With Tony stuck on the slippery slope of Slippery Rock and Gerry fighting for his life, the Valentines are finding out just how bad good luck can get.

Against a neon-tinted backdrop of adrenaline rushes, hard crashes, big money, and high-wire tension, the inimitable James Swain has set his best Tony Valentine novel yet: a funny, furious ride with an astounding array of crooks, marks, and one killer scam.

A propos de l'auteur: JAMES SWAIN is the bestselling author of Grift Sense, Funny Money, Sucker Bet, and Loaded Dice, and is considered an authority on crooked gambling and casino scams. He lives in Odessa, Florida, with his wife, Laura, where he is currently at work on his sixth Tony Valentine novel.

Visit the author?s website at www.jimswain.com

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Titre : Mr. Lucky

Éditeur : Ballantine Books, Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A.

Date d'édition : 2005

Reliure : Hard Cover

Etat du livre : Fine

Etat de la jaquette : Near Fine

Signé : Signed by Author

Edition : First Edition, First Printing

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