No House Limit (Hard Case Crime #45)
Joe Martin ran the biggest independent casino on the Las Vegas strip – and the Syndicate wanted him out. So they brought in Bello, the most famous gambler in the world, to challenge Joe to a marathon craps game. The stakes: everything Joe owns...
Yeah, there are some awesome books in the Hard Case Crime series and some that are only okay. This is one of the okay ones.
I like the idea of an independent casino owner going up against the mob to keep his business. It so ...more
That being said, Hard Case Crime, reissued a whole series of novels from the fifties and early sixties, most of which might be defined as noir, ...more
This book was enjoyable, with some good twists and characters. The background on casino gambling in the 50s was good, but craps isn't that interesting a game to me, never has been, and this book doesn't really mak ...more
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Joe Martin owns and runs the Rainbow’s End casino in Las Vegas, one of the biggest casinos in the city. It’s a completely independent operation, not associated with any crime or gambl ...more
I read most of this poolside in Vegas, so yes, it was fun.
The afterword by one of Fisher's sons makes clear that much of the material in the book was based on extensive background research conducted by Fisher, who wrote several Bogart movies and piles of pulp novels. Fisher Jr. suggests that one of the characters is partly based on Bogie, and names the actual ...more