A Gambling Man

A Gambling Man
A Book

by David Baldacci

  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release : 2021-04-15
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 1529061814
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Evoking the golden age of crime, and for fans of Raymond Chandler and Agatha Christie, comes A Gambling Man, from one of the world’s bestselling thriller writers, David Baldacci. A lucky roll of the dice California, 1949. Aloysius Archer is on his way to start a new job with a renowned Private Investigator in Bay Town. Feeling lucky, he stops off at a casino in Reno, where he meets an aspiring actress, Liberty Callahan. Together, they head west on a journey filled with danger and surprises – because Archer isn’t the only one with a secretive past. A risk worth taking Arriving in a town rife with corruption, Archer is tasked with finding out who is doing everything they can to disrupt the appointment of a top official. Then two seemingly unconnected people are murdered at a burlesque club. In a tight-lipped community, Archer must dig deep to reveal the connection between the victims. All bets are off As the final perilous showdown unfurls, Archer will need all of his skills to decipher the truth from the lies and finally, to prove she’s a star in the making, will Liberty have her moment in the spotlight?

A Gambling Man

A Gambling Man
A Book

by David Baldacci

  • Publisher : Aloysius Archer series
  • Release : 2021-04-15
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 9781529061772
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Evoking the golden age of crime and for fans of Raymond Chandler and Agatha Christie, comes A Gambling Man from one of the world's bestselling thriller writers, David Baldacci. A lucky roll of the dice It is nearly 1950 and Aloysius Archer is on his way to Bay Town, California to take up a post with renowned gumshoe, Willie Dash. Making an overnight stop in Reno he gets lucky at the casino, meets a talented actor named Liberty Callahan with her sights set on Hollywood, and helps out a man threatened by mobsters for a bad debt. With a magnificent Delahaye motor as his repayment, Archer goes west with Liberty to seek work, fame and fortune. The journey is dangerous and full of surprises as Liberty shows her steel and reveals she has a past as dark as Archer's. A risk worth taking In Bay Town, Willie Dash is tasked with finding out who is doing everything in their power to prevent his client, politician Douglas Kemper, from being mayor. As Archer and Dash dig deeper, they discover a town full of secrets and strange events. When two seemingly unrelated murders occur at Midnight Moods, a local burlesque club owned by local scion, Sawyer Armstrong, Archer and Dash must dig deep to find a connection between the killings. All bets are off To prove himself in his first case as a PI, Archer will need all of his skills to decipher the truth from the lies, the good from the evil and the relevance of the mysterious happenings offshore he saw during a late night boat ride in the Pacific. While Liberty, in a final perilous showdown, shows that she's a true star in the making.

A Gambling Man

A Gambling Man
A Book

by Jean Saunders

  • Publisher : London Bridge
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN : 9781854879493
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The job of a lifetime, working in glamorous Las Vegas! But Judy Hale disapproves of gambling, and of Blake Adams her attractive new boss and owner of Sparkling Rocks Casino. Then Judy has to turn to Blake for help and discovers how hard it is to ignore her own addiction--to him!

A Gambling Man

A Gambling Man
Charles II and the Restoration

by Jenny Uglow

  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release : 2009-11-05
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN : 0571255531
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Charles II was thirty when he crossed the Channel in fine May weather in 1660. His Restoration was greeted with maypoles and bonfires, like spring after long years of Cromwell's rule. But there was no going back, no way he could 'restore' the old. Certainty had vanished. The divinity of kingship fled with his father's beheading. 'Honour' was now a word tossed around in duels. 'Providence' could no longer be trusted. As the country was rocked by plague, fire and war, people searched for new ideas by which to live. Exactly ten years later Charles II would stand again on the shore at Dover, laying the greatest bet of his life in a secret deal with his cousin, Louis XIV. The Restoration decade was one of experiment: from the science of the Royal Society to the startling role of credit and risk, from the shocking licence of the court to the failed attempts at toleration of different beliefs. Negotiating all these, Charles II, the 'slippery sovereign', played odds and took chances, dissembling and manipulating his followers. The theatres were restored, but the king was the supreme actor. Yet while his grandeur, his court and his colourful sex life were on display, his true intentions lay hidden. A Gambling Man is a portrait of Charles II, exploring his elusive nature through the lens of these ten vital years - and a portrait of a vibrant, violent, pulsing world, racked with plague, fire and war, in which the risks the king took forged the fate of the nation, on the brink of the modern world.

The Gambling Man

The Gambling Man
A Book

by Catherine Cookson

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1993
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9780745175331
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Rory Connor, a gambling man, had progressed from being a factory worker to a rent collector, but was always looking for better things in life.

Son of a Gambling Man

Son of a Gambling Man
My Journey from a Casino Family to the Governor's Mansion

by Bob Miller

  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 2013-03-12
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1250012465
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A memoir of growing up in mob-run Sin City from a casino heir-turned-governor who's seen two sides of every coin When Bob Miller arrived in Las Vegas as a boy, it was a small, dusty city, a far cry from the glamorous, exciting place it is today. Driving the family car was his father Ross Miller, a tough guy—though a good family man—who had operated on both sides of the law on some of the meaner streets of industrial Chicago. The Miller family was as close and as warm as "Ozzie and Harriet," as long as you knew that Ozzie was a bookmaker and a business acquaintance of some very dubious criminal types. As Bob grew up, so did Vegas, now a "town" of some two million. Ross Miller became a respectable businessman and partner in a major casino, though he was still capable of settling a score with his fists. And Bob went on to law school, entering law enforcement and eventually becoming a popular governor of Nevada, holding office longer than anybody in the state's history. And the Miller family's legacy continues. Bob's own son is presently serving as Secretary of State. A warm family memoir, the story of a city heir, with just a little bit of The Godfather and Casino thrown in for spice, Son of a Gambling Man is a unique and thoroughly memorable story.

Gambling Man

Gambling Man
A Book

by Clifton Adams

  • Publisher : Sagebrush Large Print
  • Release : 2020-09
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9781785418587
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Jeff Blaine has been raised in Plainsville by his Aunt Beulah and Uncle Wirt from a baby, after his mother died in childbirth and his father Nate blew out of town. Twelve years later Nate returns, looking for a rest and a reconciliation with the son he never knew. But Nate's a gambler and a hellraiser - and upon learning that Jeff is following in his footsteps, Beulah spreads a simple but poisonous lie that ensures he disappears again, wanted for robbery and murder. When Jeff, now a young man, discovers his aunt's treachery, he vows never to forgive her. Then an old comrade of his pa's brings news: Nate is in Mexico, running from a firing squad. The only thing that will save him is five thousand dollars. And the only way to get it is by robbing a bank...

Honest Sid

Honest Sid
Memoir of a Gambling Man

by Ronald Probstein

  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
  • Release : 2013-07-17
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 9781490981789
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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If you're going to live outside the law, you'd better be honest. This seeming paradox was the operating principle of Sid Probstein's life. Guileless and endlessly optimistic, he was known as Honest Sid around his stomping ground of New York's Broadway. Sid wasn't a tough guy, or even a bad guy. He just never had the patience for the "straight" life, grinding out a living at some monotonous desk job. He was the quintessential American dreamer, always sure that the good life was just one big score away, a man who never stopped believing in his own good luck, even when the evidence said otherwise. He had all the tools, he was charming, good- looking, quick- witted and decent, but he had an obsession he couldn't escape. Honest Sid is the story of an American archetype as seen through the eyes of his son, Ronald, who loved him, and who almost lost him. It follows Sid's adventures in the world of bookies and bettors, fighters and fixers, players and suckers set against the often- romanticized backdrop of Depression- era New York. It is also the passionate tale of the great and tempestuous love between Sid and his wife Sally, and of his son Ronald whom he idolized.

The Gambling Man

The Gambling Man
A Book

by Kevin Perkins

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1990
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN : 9789822210019
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ace - Deuce

Ace - Deuce
The Life and Times of a Gambling Man

by J. E. Anderson

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2011-08-01
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 9781463424022
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The theme of this book is a Tour de Noir of a gamblers life. Written in the third person, it describes the successes and eventual downfall of a young hustler. The book extensively describes gambling situations, cheating moves, scams against casinos and casino methods of cheating players. Heretofore unpublished, and possibly unknown even to law enforcement, are the conspiracies and actions of notorious Nevada cheating crews. Gambling on golf, backgammon, gin rummy and poker, and methods employed to take advantage of opponents, are extensively discussed. The early chapters are moments in present time followed by reflection of the protagonist on his past and maturation, development of an exculpatory personal philosophy, love interest (explicit sex) and sexual encounters. His interactions with the Mafia, famous gamblers like "Titanic" Thompson, and present day high-rollers are authentic. Throughout his adventures the humor and irony in life situations are captures.

David Baldacci Spring 2021

David Baldacci Spring 2021
A Book

by David Baldacci

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2021-04-20
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9781538754832
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Life Lies and Legend of a GAMBLING MAN

The Life Lies and Legend of a GAMBLING MAN
Know When to Walk Away...

by Anita Waggoner

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2019-11-04
  • Pages : 275
  • ISBN : 9781705556504
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Life Lies and Legend of a Gambling Man is a story about a ruthless gambler, the son of Russian immigrants, who commits a serious crime in the early fifties and escapes South Carolina by hopping a freight train leaving his wife and newborn daughter behind. Alex changes his name to avoid the law and makes a living playing poker and betting at horse and dog tracks as he travels cross country living the life of a hobo. The train eventually takes him to Chicago where he goes to work for the Mob. When he's arrested for a petty crime, he becomes an informant for the FBI. He becomes a gangster and stashes money that he steals from the Chicago Mob. When the heat is on, he catches the next train out of town. The gambling man's adventures eventually take him to Las Vegas where he plays poker and cheats at the crap tables. His winnings allow him to accumulate a lot of money and he buys a casino. Alex Sutherland amasses fortunes in the gambling world.He designs a one of a kind gaming system that he believes will change the way people gamble around the world. He's in trouble when he turns the idea over to a shyster lawyer named Harry Castaneda.Ellie, the daughter he leaves behind grows up and goes to law school. Alex reaches out to her when she becomes an adult and they reunite. Ellie moves to Las Vegas to help Alex with his gaming ventures. The story tells some of the history of Vegas gambling from the 1950's to the present. Once in control of Alex's affairs, Ellie advances Alex's empire to include poker tournaments and online gaming.The Life Lies and Legend of a Gambling Man covers some of the mob's involvement in the early days in Las Vegas and introduces the reader to the new day online gaming industry, covering many topics and issues that face the gaming world today. The book is based on both fact and fictional information gathered by the author Anita Waggoner over a time period when she was invested in a similar gaming venture. The book is well written and holds your attention. Anita has a way of bringing her characters to life. Mature readers of both sexes will enjoy this book.

My Gambling Man

My Gambling Man
A Book

by DeeDee Lane

  • Publisher : The Wild Rose Press Inc
  • Release : 2015-12-16
  • Pages : 86
  • ISBN : 150920394X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Music therapist Isabella Dawson is on stage at the Cowboy and Western Museum about to receive an award for her outstanding moral character. As her fiancé, Charles Roberts looks on with love, Isabella longs for real passion to exist between them. In that moment, the museum slips Isabella back in time to The Grand Saloon Theater on a riverboat traveling down the Mississippi. Even better, she’s landed in the arms of a gambling man who answers only to “Chaz.” But Isabella would recognize Charles Roberts anywhere. Now it seems, their nights of passion might be possible. But first, she must navigate undergarments she’s only read about, sing as a headliner in the theater, and let go of her need to be perfect. Lucky for her, she’s found a gambling man who yearns to make all Isabella’s dreams come true…looks like this time the cards just might be stacked in her favor.

The Gambling Man

The Gambling Man
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Rory Connor knows what he wants and knows he won't get it working as a rent collector in the slums of South Shields. Rory has no equal on the local gaming tables but he wants more than easy games and small rewards"--Cover.

The Gambling Man

The Gambling Man
A Book

by Kent Conwell

  • Publisher : Avalon
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN : 9780803495807
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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You got a choice. Hang as a horse thief or teach our schoolkids. That was the decision facing Mage Casebolt, a decision that made him wish he had never disembarked the riverboat at New Orleans.Bound for San Francisco to join his brothers in a gambling emporium, Mage s journey halts abruptly in Valley Springs when he is framed for horse stealing.The teaching job is unpleasant enough, but then a cholera epidemic quarantines the town, saddling him with an old freed slave, twelve boisterous schoolchildren who make a practice of running teachers out of town, and the local postmistress who detests the idea of a gambler playing the part of schoolmaster.Then the rustlers hit, and Mage faces the task of reining them in with his little contingent of misfits. He quickly realizes that mixing kids, guns, dynamite, and rattlesnakes can make life mighty exciting, and uncertain.

A Betting Man

A Betting Man
And Other Stories

by Brian Glanville

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1969
  • Pages : 223
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ferdy Murphy's Coat

Ferdy Murphy's Coat
The Autobiography of a Gambling Man

by Brian Cunningham

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2016-11-09
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN : 9781540408396
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the betting shops and casinos of North London, to the winners' enclosure at Newmarket and the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, this is the story of an ordinary bloke who gets in a little too deep and spends the rest of his life trying to get out in one piece. A cautionary tale and a memoir of exuberance, excess and pure joy!

Gamblin' Man

Gamblin' Man
A Book

by Barbara Faith

  • Publisher : Silhouette Books
  • Release : 1994
  • Pages : 299
  • ISBN : 9780373287550
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Gamblin' Man by Barbara Faith released on Nov 24, 1992 is available now for purchase.

Gambling Men

Gambling Men
A Book

by Amy Lane

  • Publisher : Dreamspinner Press LLC
  • Release : 2012-05
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN : 9781613724989
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Quent Jackson has followed Jason Spade's every move in business and in poker since their first day as college freshmen. Eight years later, when Jace finally decides Quent is the one man he can't live without, he sees no reason for that to change. But as much as Jace believes that poker is life, no one gave Quent the same playbook. After their first passionate night, the real game of love and trust begins, and Jace has been playing alone too long to make teaching the rules easy. Jace only speaks two languages: one of them is sex, and the other one is poker. Between the two, he needs to find a way to convince himself to take a chance on love--and Quent to take a chance on him. It's a lucky thing they're good at reading the odds, because they're playing for keeps, and this is one high-stakes relationship that's definitely worth the gamble.

The Canada Law Journal

The Canada Law Journal
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1890
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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