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Marked Cards (Wild Cards #14)

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A beautiful young reporter and a small group of jokers and aces have unearthed evidence of a secret conspiracy called the Card Sharks, whose goal is no less than the wholesale destruction of those afflicted with the Wild Cards virus. Hannah and her heroes must flush out the Card Sharks before they can employ their ultimate weapon.
Paperback, 448 pages
Published March 1st 1994 by Baen Books
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Eric Bauman
I have been rereading (or in some cases, reading for the first time), the entire "Wild Cards" series. I'm not sure if I've read this book before or not, and I know I didn't read the next one, so I'm at that point where I'm switching from reread to read.

In this book, we learn of a conspiracy called the "Card Sharks"--a secret cabal of individuals who want to completely eradicate the Takisian virus, no matter what it takes (think Republicans and poor people, or Democrats and fiscal discipline, or
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Theresa
"The color of his skin" Stephen Leigh

the puppet man is gone, and Gregg has been left to pick up the pieces, now when things may have a chance for him to go back in his favor, he is frustrated without his "power"... but that is only the beginning, he needs to learn to lie in his own skin, but he's has been jumped, and can he find a way back to the world he believed he could control.

"Two of a kind" Walton Simons

Jay and Jerry have begun to work together as a team, they have been engaged to investig
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Colateral Damage
Wild Card's is back with this one. Card Sharks, while filled with interesting characters and places, was a batch of stories to show a history of the conspiracy. while I didn't hate that book it judt didn't have a smooth connection the whole way through. Marked Cards made that conspiracy a compelling story bringing all the past events into the modern light with s focusing on the single target the revealed Card Sharks make. That and I just loved the continuation of the Finn story.
Robert Rake
Good book about marked cards, let me know more about the card shake. Good book, worth reading but after finish, you may probably don't want to read it again.
Shayne
This 'new cycle' is amazing! Not since the first few books of the series have I been so desperate to get to the next page. New facets of old characters, new characters that you care about deeply. Enemies and antagonists that it is a pleasure to loathe. Turtle and Gravemold and Croyd, oh fucking my!!
Jamie
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Finally found copies of the last two books in "The New Cycle" (also called the Card Sharks trilogy) which were published by Baen and are out of print. Had the first one but 14 and 15 took a while to find.
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Entertaining. Crap, but entertaining crap.
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George R. R. Martin was born September 20, 1948, in Bayonne, New Jersey. His father was Raymond Collins Martin, a longshoreman, and his mother was Margaret Brady Martin. He has two sisters, Darleen Martin Lapinski and Janet Martin Patten.

Martin attended Mary Jane Donohoe School and Marist High School. He began writing very young, selling monster stories to other neighborhood children for pennies,
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