A mob boss has given professional gambler Timothy Waverly two weeks to make good on a $300,000 debt…or die at the hands of two hit men. Waverly’s only hope is convince a pill-popping, ex-girlfriend and her loser husband to set him up in a series of high-stakes poker games in Palm Beach with rich Arab prince who cheats at cards. But that’s not the only game that’s rigged. Waverly knows he’s going to be killed as soon as he pays his debt…and that somehow he’s got to cheat death in his biggest gamble yet.
A failed professional gambler is pulled into a kidnapping plot in Florida that spirals dangerously out of control.
Tom Kakonis’ psychological suspense thriller pits a flawless serial killer against a relentless PI in a clever game of cat-and-mouse. Set aside your weekend – this one is impossible to put down.
With this unforgettable thriller, master of crime fiction Tom Kakonis launched his acclaimed series featuring Timothy Waverly – an ex-con and professional poker player as good at playing the hero as he is at playing the odds.
It begins as an audacious armored car heist…but then things go ho-ho-horribly wrong, and the lust, greed, and scheming spirals out of control, the criss-crossing loyalties and betrayals tightening like a noose around Mitch’s neck.
A cracking good crime thriller that resurrects both the gambling hero of Kakonis' Michigan Roll and the exhilaratingly tough, yet deeply humane, storytelling that made that first novel one of the most memorable in recent crime fiction
Choice...pull up a chair and name your game...Timothy Waverly, the ace gambler, is dealing this hand, so every card's a wild one...Tom Kakonis knows his game!
Aptly compared to Elmore Leonard...Kakonis builds exquisite tension...steamy with a high-rent, low-life atmosphere...an unforgettable cast...a violent shoot-out
Hot-wired, no-holds-barred, masterful!
A cold-deck nightmare of high-stakes peril