Twice selected by the New York Times as one of the Ten Best Crime Novelists of the Year, Tom Kakonis brings back Waverly, his cunning professional gambler, in what The Washington Post calls “a keenly fatalistic thriller.”
Waverly is in Las Vegas now, counting cards at the blackjack tables, trying to scratch together some money without getting caught. Things aren’t going too bad until his naive sister drifts into town and hooks up with a murderous sociopath nicknamed Eggs who wants to muscle in on a basketball point-shaving scheme. Soon people are dying and the only way Waverly can save himself, and his sister, from joining them is to play a game of blackjack-to-the-death…
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.
The latest and kinkiest...a bravura performance that will make your palms sweat
SHADOW COUNTER again proves that Tom Kakonis is a master of the low-life novel. Nobody does it better