Thursday, November 7, 2013

Book #68–Loaded Dice

41kCwoE8mTL._SL160_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-dp,TopRight,12,-18_SH30_OU01_AA160_I somehow missed this Tony Valentine book a few years ago, and when I was looking to re-read the series, I found it. I grabbed Loaded Dice and enjoyed it. This fills in a holes that I hadn’t realized I missed, like Gerry’d kid being born.

In this one, Gerry has gone to a card counting school in Las Vegas to learn how to catch cheaters. However as usual, he takes advantage of the knowledge, working with two other students, Middle Easterners, to count cards and win money. He doesn’t realize one of them is a killer.

Meanwhile Tony goes out and is helping three rival casinos deal with a new cheating computer. However he doesn’t realize that their plan is to actually destroy the Acropolis. The book jumps back and forth between Gerry, Tony, Nick’s issues with his casino, and Mabel and Yolanda back in Florida.

It’s a bit of a departure for the series, going into more thriller mode than funny mystery, but it was an enjoyable read overall.

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