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Grift Sense: A Tony Valentine Novel

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Publisher Comments:

Amidst the neon and the big special ugly of Las Vegas, mild-mannered Frank Fontaine is beating the brains out of the Acropolis Casino. The house cops think the dealer, a blonde named Nola, is part of the con, but no one can prove a thing. For Tony Valentine, it’s the first new scam he’s seen in decades—and maybe the best. Three things Tony knows: The blonde is guilty, the grifter has lived a former life, and the biggest scam is the one that hasn’t happened yet.

In a dream world of fake Greek statues, statuesque hostesses, and a casino owner whose sex life might just burn down his own house, Tony Valentine is plying his special trade. While some people have a sixth sense, Tony has a grift sense—and he needs it now to separate a grifter from a scam that’s worse than anyone’s wildest dreams. . . .

Synopsis:

The national bestselling caper featuring con artist-catcher Tony Valentine now joins Ballantine's monthly "Special Low Price" mass market reissue program. "A flashy, funny novel about a cool scam."--"The New York Times Book Review."

About the Author

James Swain, a gambling expert, is the author of Grift Sense, Funny Money, and Sucker Bet. Swain is considered one of the best card handlers in the world. He lives in Odessa, Florida, where he is currently working on his fourth mystery featuring Tony Valentine. Visit his Web site at www.jimswain.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345480354
Publisher:
Random House
Subject:
Suspense
Author:
Swain, James
Publication Date:
January 2005
Binding:
Mass Market Paperbound
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
7.06x4.28x.90 in. .36 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The national bestselling caper featuring con artist-catcher Tony Valentine now joins Ballantine's monthly "Special Low Price" mass market reissue program. "A flashy, funny novel about a cool scam."--"The New York Times Book Review."
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