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THEY BACKED THE WORLD’S GREATEST GAMBLER TO BRING DOWN AN HONEST MAN
Joe Martin ran the biggest independent casino on the Las Vegas strip – and the Syndicate wanted him out. So they brought in Bello, the most famous gambler in the world, to challenge Joe to a marathon craps game. The stakes: everything Joe owns...
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Steve Fisher received an Academy Award nomination for his screenplay for Destination Tokyo and wrote numerous other screenplays, including those for Raymond Chandler’s Lady In the Lake, Humphrey Bogart’s Dead Reckoning and Tokyo Joe, and the final film in the Thin Man series. In addition, Fisher wrote hundreds of short stories and novels, including the pulp classic, I Wake Up Screaming.From Booklist:
Joe Martin, owner of the Rainbow’s End casino in Las Vegas, is an independent operator who coexists uneasily with the syndicate, holding down his place on the Strip by keeping both his head and heart strictly on task. But when the syndicate sends the world’s best gambler to the Rainbow’s End craps tables to break the bank—at the exact moment when Martin thinks he might be falling in love—he finds himself under assault on two fronts, trying to keep his head in the game when his heart’s not in it. Fisher made his mark more as a screenwriter than a novelist, and this 1958 thriller has cinematic flair, combining a ticking clock, a claustrophobic environment, and a crowd of personalities to exciting effect. Also intriguing are the introduction to craps and the inside-out view of a family-unfriendly Sin City. Gender relationships are definitely of the pop-cultural moment (men and women fight until they kiss), but connoisseurs of crime fiction—especially the gambling subgenre—will want to put their money down and watch Fisher roll. --Keir Graff
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Book Description Hard Case Crime, 2008. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0843959630
Book Description Hard Case Crime, 2008. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0843959630