Synopses & Reviews
andlt;b andgt;Denn still thinks lifeand#8217;s a gamble, but he might be out of luck in this sequel to andlt;i andgt;No Limitandlt;/iandgt;and#8212;in trade paperback for the first time.andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;In this sequel to andlt;i andgt;No Limitandlt;/iandgt;, Denn Doyle is seventeen now, and heand#8217;s made it rich playing poker in Las Vegas. But his success has attracted the wrong sort of attention from people like Artie Kingston, whoand#8217;s out to get Denn at any cost. Then Dennand#8217;s luck runs out and he hits a losing streak. Artieand#8217;s hosting a winner-takes-all tournament at his new casino, but Denn doesnand#8217;t have the funds to playand#8212;so everything comes down to one game of poker. Will the cardsand#8212;and a healthy dose of luckand#8212;be on Dennand#8217;s side?
"Hautman nails the heady buzz of winning and the gut-shot numbness of losing it all on the last turn, calling the action with all the deftness of a dealer flipping cards: sharp, fast, and effortless....A quick, slick read for wannabe sharks."--Booklist
"Hautman again delivers a deliciously high-anxiety novel...Poker fans and mystery buffs alike will want to buy in."--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Skillfully using the multiple-voice approach, Hautman brings to life the intircacies of poker, crafting a thrilling story of loss, good versus evil, and redemption"--VOYA "The dialogue is snappy and the plot, especially the ending, unfolds expertly and without cliche."--School Library Journal
"The tournament's tension is top-notch."--Kirkus Reviews
Denn Doyle is a seventeen-year-old who's been making it rich in Las Vegas playing Texas hold 'em. Talented for knowing how to read people, Denn has been upsetting some of the most notorious poker players in Vegas. Then Denn's luck runs out--at the same time he meets Cattie Hart, a card dealer who stacked the deck against him. He falls for Cattie hard, but he doesn't know that she works for Artie Kingston, who's out to get Denn at any cost. Artie's brand-new casino is hosting a winner-take-all tournament. Denn wants in, but he doesn't have the funds to play. It would be a chance to come back from his terrible losing streak, settle the score with Artie, and maybe even get the girl. Everything comes down to one game of poker: will the cards--and a healthy dose of luck--be on Denn's side?
About the Author
Pete Hautman is the author of andlt;iandgt;Godlessandlt;/iandgt;, which won the National Book Award, and many other critically acclaimed books for teens and adults, including andlt;iandgt;Blank Confessionandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;All-Inandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Rashandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;No Limitandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Invisibleandlt;/iandgt;, and andlt;iandgt;Mr. Wasandlt;/iandgt;, which was nominated for an Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America. Pete lives in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Visit him at PeteHautman.com.