Thursday, October 31, 2013

Book #65– Sucker Bet

51wVtNkXeiL._SY344_PJlook-inside-v2,TopRight,1,0_SH20_BO1,204,203,200_Back in Vegas for work, I had the urge to read some of the Tony Valentine series. It’s a re-read, but I enjoyed it again. I realized I didn’t have a mini-review, so here one is.

This is the third Valentine book. I grabbed it first because the others I own were on another device. Sucker Bet has Tony playing the part of a professional wrestling manager along with his new girlfriend, Kat, starring in the show. He doesn’t like it, and it doesn’t quite fit him. When they have a fight, he walks out and heads back to Florida and his life catching casino swindlers.

An Indian casino in Florida is being swindled. A black jack dealer lets someone win 84 hands in a row and they can’t figure out how he did it. He goes missing, and when they hire Tony, he’s worried. He doesn’t like the job and when he finds alligators in his car, he thinks the Indians are looking to kill him.

The book turns out to be a scam by a mobster living in Florida. Lots of twists and turns, with people trying to figure out what the scam actually is. We see a softer Valentine, especially compared with the book before this one.

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