Chance Sharpe was seeing red! The sleazy weasel who held the title to his riverboat, Wild Card, had stolen it nice and legal—for $200 in back taxes. In a town where graft and government walked hand in hand, Chance figured he’d better look for justice outside the courtroom. The varmint had a greedy streak. Chance knew just how to make that greed work to get the Wild Card back all nice and legal.
Only a split-second move keeps Chance from getting his head blown off by a mean Texas boy who dropped his family inheritance at the poker table. The rich stockbroker who hosted the game isn’t as lucky. But it’s Chance who’s whisked off to the slammer when he’s found bending over the dead broker with a smoking Colt .45 in his hand. Chance needs to settle the score with his deadliest hand yet.
Meet Danny Pellegrino, a junk-mail con man who has made a good living selling fake gambling systems to gullible people. But when he discovers that his latest "scam" actually works, he suddenly becomes the world's most wanted man as he races to build a fortune before someone discovers his secret. A comedy thriller in the manner of Carl Hiassen or Janet Evanovich.
"False Flag Horseshoe ?" is about the 20th century days of gambling. Horseshoe history under Binion begins in 1951 in Nevada. The Binion family sells out a half century later. This book contains reminiscences of a tourist who became a craps dealer at the HORSESHOE.
Can down-and-out Ronnie Layne but on the way up find redemption at the Life-You-Save Blood Bank or the Regulation Bar next door? Will the woman he meets help or hinder his recovery. Read more. Cheer Ronnie onward! Enjoy a cast of accompanying characters that will have you laughing as well as scratching your head.
Alabi opened his eyes wide in surprise. That voice was familiar and it was the voice of someone he never expected. What was happening? Alabi was confused. He rushed back into the room where Aduke was tied up and he could still find the body there.
“Aduke, is that you?” Alabi said.
“Yes! It is me. Are you surprised?”
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Team one gambler - Frank Derringer with Martha Jane Canary aka Calamity Jane and you end up with an explosive combination ready to blow the West apart. Frank and Jane are riding hell for leather into a deadly free-for-all and a killer’s ingenious trap. And it’ll take a sharp eye, a quick gun, and a strong dose of gambler’s luck to keep them alive long enough to rake in the pot!
A 20-something Asian American clerk at a Charlotte (NC, USA) convenience store is up to something more than just sales of fuel and overpriced sundries.
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If this little slice-of-life vignette were expanded into an American movie, it would be rated G (ok for all ages).