Mr. Lucky

Mr. Lucky

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Tony Valentine made his living and his name as a cop in Atlantic Citya€“and is now known worldwide for his ability to spot the kinds of scams, grifts, and rip-offs that cost casinos billions every year. A man with a biting wit who drives a a€™92 Honda, Tony is low-profile, old-school, and has seen it alla€“until he meets the luckiest man on earth. Ricky Smith was once a small-town loser. Then he went to Las Vegas, jumped out the window of a burning hotel, lived to tell the tale, and tore up the Strip on an incredible winning streak. Ricky didna€™t just win at one slot machine or table game. He won at blackjack, roulette, and craps, and then beat the pants off the worlda€™s greatest poker player. Tony knows that goofy, loudmouthed Ricky Smitha€“or anyone else, for that mattera€“couldna€™t possibly be that fortunate. But when a€œMr. Luckya€ returns home to the little town of Slippery Rock, North Carolina, he keeps on winning everything from a horse race to a $50, 000 lottery. Hired by a desperate casino, Tony starts to pry into Rickya€™s past, his friends, and the strange little town that is benefiting from Rickya€™s fame and fortune. Unfortunately for Tony, his cover is blown when he is forced to reveal a trick he has up his own sleeve: a pocket Glock he can shoot with laser-like precision. Suddenly, two men are dead, the cops are on Tonya€™s tail, and the investigation explodes in violencea€“putting the lives of Tonya€™s son and his young family in danger. For years, Tonya€™s son Gerry has dueled with his own criminal impulses. Now, the Ricky Smith case has lured Gerry through the gates of temptation and into a murderous confrontation with the Dixie Mafia. With Tony stuck on the slippery slope of Slippery Rock and Gerry fighting for his life, the Valentines are finding out just how bad good luck can get. Against a neon-tinted backdrop of adrenaline rushes, hard crashes, big money, and high-wire tension, the inimitable James Swain has set his best Tony Valentine novel yet: a funny, furious ride with an astounding array of crooks, marks, and one killer scam.Moodya#39;s was the only Lexus dealership in the county and did good business. Ricky scoured the lot and quickly settled on a silver Lexus LS430 four-door sedan. It was exactly the statement he wanted to make. The car screamed that he hadanbsp;...

Title:Mr. Lucky
Author:James Swain
Publisher:Ballantine Books - 2007-08-28


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