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Under The Gun

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In this fun and fast-moving mystery, a novice poker player must win the world's biggest and toughest poker tournament in order to solve the murder of his brother, who was a poker professional. Original.
Paperback, 320 pages
Published September 1st 2008 by Pinnacle
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Totally implausible yarn about the world's biggest and richest poker tournament (the bad guys use x-ray glasses to see everyone's cards),there are a few plot holes, too. But overall, it's pretty good. Not groundbreaking, but enjoyable. Particularly good for poker enthusiasts. This is the first entry into fiction for this author, who has written a few poker strategy books. There is a lot of "insider" lingo and situations that would make sense to someone who's had a least some poker experience.
Human Johnson
I love poker and I love crime books, so I thought this was a can't miss. It missed due to it being so far fetched. My main problem is how the main character evolves into a world class poker player literally overnight. On one page he's clueless, by the next, he's a genius. And the special glasses, cmon!
A great book if you want to understand Poker without going through boring text books. I started the book after meeting John Vorhaus and initially only read it to see what his books are like, after I got to know him as a great person. Now the book got me hooked on poker :)
Jessica J.
A bit hard to follow if you don't play poker (my case) but fast and entertaining.
Feb 20, 2012 Tim rated it 2 of 5 stars
Shelves: poker
Still waiting on a good poker novel (aside from "Shuffle Up and Deal" of course).
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