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Deadman's Poker (Tony Valentine #6)

3.91 of 5 stars 3.91  ·  rating details  ·  254 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Tony Valentine is an expert at spotting cheats. He s tossed them out of gambling casinos from Atlantic City to Las Vegas and Monaco. But though Tony has never met a scam he couldn t crack, his son and partner, Gerry, has just walked into one with a body count.

What started with a conman s deathbed confession turns into a deadly Las Vegas grudge match during the world s bigg

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Published April 25th 2006 by Ballantine Books
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I had no idea this was a “to be continued” novel. I didn’t like the book so I will never know the ending because I won’t read any more of Swain’s books with gambling plots. Maybe Swain hasn’t spent a lot of time in Las Vegas. Some of what he says just isn’t true, e.g. there aren't any brothels in all of Clark County.
Rated 3 1/2 stars. Still a good series but the ending leaves you hanging which I assume will continue in the next book in the series
Good story &. I learned lots about gambling frauds.
Okay. The thing that keeps this from being 4 stars is that similar to some other Swain novels, the ending is kind of left up in the air. Swain provides an intricate story and it seems like he is close to resolving it at the end, but then he does not follow through.

This novel otherwise worked well as Swain works with a couple different story lines. Especially entertaining is that of Rufus Daniels and is increasingly crazy proposition bets.
Very enjoyable read while spending a night in Las Vegas. Apparently it is one of two volumes, since the story ends, annoyingly, without an explanation of the big scam that's been teased since the first chapter. I like Tony Valentine enough to pursue part two.
Another Tony Valentine novel, with son Gerry getting into his usual trouble with boyhood friends from Atlantic City. Most of the excitement revolves around a blind poker player cheating in a Texas hold'em tournament.
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Not every book is for every reader and I put this one aside after about 100 pages. I founding the gambling scam interesting, but couldn't seem to connect with the characters.
This one is a two parter and I can't wait to get part two.
Tony Valentine does it again, cleaning up a poker tournament this time.
This was my first James Swain book, thanks to my mom, it won't be my last. I enjoyed it a lot.
This series is always a snappy read and this book does not disappoint.
OUTSTANDING!!! One of the best novels I have read in 2006. 10 of 10 stars!
I enjoyed this novel and look forward to reading the sequel.
About gambling but sort of soft on accuracy
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James Swain is the national best selling author of seventeen mystery novels, and has been published in twelve different languages. His books have been chosen as Mysteries of the Year by Publisher’s Weekly and Kirkus Reviews, and have received three Barry Award nominations, a Florida Book Award for Fiction, and France’s prestigious Prix Calibre .38 for Best American Crime Fiction. Born in Huntingto ...more
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