Michigan Roll

Michigan Roll by Tom Kakonis

The first book in the WAVERLY series

Ex-con and professional poker player Timothy Waverly travels to Traverse City, Michigan for a break…and falls into bed with a seductress named Midnight. She’s an out-of-towner, too, there to rescue her self-destructive brother, who has stupidly ripped off a fortune in cocaine from a vicious Chicago mobster. Now she is being chased by Shadow, a hemorrhoidal hitman who gleefully specializes in torture and rape, and Gleep, his muscle-bound henchman. The odds are stacked against her, but Waverly is a gambler who knows how to play them…


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Michigan Roll

Michigan Roll

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.

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Reviews For Michigan Roll

Michigan Roll 5.0

Kakonis can really write. In Waverly, he gives us a wonderful character in a brutal world

Tony Hillerman

Michigan Roll 5.0

Fast, strong, harsh and beautiful.  If this is Tom Kakonis' first novel, he sure landed running.  A terrific job!

Donald E. Westlake

Michigan Roll 5.0

A wonderful novel – smart, light and mean

T. Jefferson Parker

Michigan Roll 5.0

A cold-deck nightmare of high-stakes peril

Daniel Woodrell

Michigan Roll 5.0

A sure narrative voice, a richly shaded hero and heroine, nightmare-vivid villains, and a plot paved with switchbacks and big curves add up to classy, if brutal, crime entertainment: this one cooks

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