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…
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.
Kakonis can really write. In Waverly, he gives us a wonderful character in a brutal world
Fast, strong, harsh and beautiful. If this is Tom Kakonis' first novel, he sure landed running. A terrific job!
A wonderful novel – smart, light and mean
A cold-deck nightmare of high-stakes peril
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