Mr. Lucky: A Novel of High Stakes

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Trapped in a fire at a Las Vegas casino, unlucky, overweight Ricky Smith nosedives off his balcony and into the hotel pool and discovers that his luck--and his life--have changed forever as the loser is transformed into a major-league winner, until ex-cop Tony Valentine is hired by casino owners to prove that Ricky's winning streak is anything but kosher. 50,000 first printing.

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PRAISE FOR JAMES SWAIN
Mr. Lucky
""Mr. Lucky" hits the jackpot. Impossible to put down."
-Michael Connelly
Loaded Dice
"A sure bet . . . an involving plot that moves faster than a pair of dice and with a bigger payout than a game of blackjack."
-Sun-Sentinel
"Swain builds tension through a series of beautifully calibrated lessons in fleecing casinos and hints of something bigger. . . . This smooth, funny series has got to be one of the finds of the decade."
-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Sucker Bet
"Ingenious entertainment."
-The New York Times Book Review
"
""Impossible to put down . . . endless fun . . . Sucker Bet is its own best payout."
-St. Petersburg Times
"An avalanche of breathless action."
-Los Angeles Times

"From the Hardcover edition."

PRAISE FOR JAMES SWAIN
Mr. Lucky
" "Mr. Lucky" hits the jackpot. Impossible to put down."
-Michael Connelly
Loaded Dice
" A sure bet . . . an involving plot that moves faster than a pair of dice and with a bigger payout than a game of blackjack."
- Sun-Sentinel
" Swain builds tension through a series of beautifully calibrated lessons in fleecing casinos and hints of something bigger. . . . This smooth, funny series has got to be one of the finds of the decade."
- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Sucker Bet
" Ingenious entertainment."
- The New York Times Book Review
"
"" Impossible to put down . . . endless fun . . . Sucker Bet is its own best payout."
- St. Petersburg Times
" An avalanche of breathless action."
- Los Angeles Times

"From the Hardcover edition."

PRAISE FOR JAMES SWAIN
Mr. Lucky
""Mr. Lucky" hits the jackpot. Impossible to put down."
-Michael Connelly
Loaded Dice

"A sure bet . . . an involving plot that moves faster than a pair of dice and with a bigger payout than a game of blackjack."
-Sun-Sentinel
"Swain builds tension through a series of beautifully calibrated lessons in fleecing casinos and hints of something bigger. . . . This smooth, funny series has got to be one of the finds of the decade."
-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Sucker Bet
"Ingenious entertainment."
-The New York Times Book Review
"
""Impossible to put down . . . endless fun . . . Sucker Bet is its own best payout."
-St. Petersburg Times
"An avalanche of breathless action."
-Los Angeles Times

"From the Hardcover edition."

PRAISE FOR JAMES SWAIN

Mr. Lucky

""Mr. Lucky" hits the jackpot. Impossible to put down."
-Michael Connelly

Loaded Dice

"A sure bet . . . an involving plot that moves faster than a pair of dice and with a bigger payout than a game of blackjack."
-Sun-Sentinel

"Swain builds tension through a series of beautifully calibrated lessons in fleecing casinos and hints of something bigger. . . . This smooth, funny series has got to be one of the finds of the decade."
-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Sucker Bet

"Ingenious entertainment."
-The New York Times Book Review
"
""Impossible to put down . . . endless fun . . . Sucker Bet is its own best payout."
-St. Petersburg Times

"An avalanche of breathless action."
-Los Angeles Times
"From the Hardcover edition."

PRAISE FOR JAMES SWAIN
Mr. Lucky
"Mr. Lucky" hits the jackpot. Impossible to put down.
-Michael Connelly
Loaded Dice
A sure bet . . . an involving plot that moves faster than a pair of dice and with a bigger payout than a game of blackjack.
Sun-Sentinel
Swain builds tension through a series of beautifully calibrated lessons in fleecing casinos and hints of something bigger. . . . This smooth, funny series has got to be one of the finds of the decade.
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Sucker Bet
Ingenious entertainment.
The New York Times Book Review
"
" Impossible to put down . . . endless fun . . . Sucker Bet is its own best payout.
St. Petersburg Times
An avalanche of breathless action.
Los Angeles Times"

PRAISE FOR JAMES SWAIN
Mr. Lucky
"Mr. Lucky hits the jackpot. Impossible to put down."
-Michael Connelly
Loaded Dice

"A sure bet . . . an involving plot that moves faster than a pair of dice and with a bigger payout than a game of blackjack."
-Sun-Sentinel
"Swain builds tension through a series of beautifully calibrated lessons in fleecing casinos and hints of something bigger. . . . This smooth, funny series has got to be one of the finds of the decade."
-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Sucker Bet
"Ingenious entertainment."
-The New York Times Book Review

"Impossible to put down . . . endless fun . . . Sucker Bet is its own best payout."
-St. Petersburg Times
"An avalanche of breathless action."
-Los Angeles Times

PRAISE FOR JAMES SWAIN

Mr. Lucky

"Mr. Lucky hits the jackpot. Impossible to put down."
-Michael Connelly

Loaded Dice

"A sure bet . . . an involving plot that moves faster than a pair of dice and with a bigger payout than a game of blackjack."
-Sun-Sentinel

"Swain builds tension through a series of beautifully calibrated lessons in fleecing casinos and hints of something bigger. . . . This smooth, funny series has got to be one of the finds of the decade."
-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Sucker Bet

"Ingenious entertainment."
-The New York Times Book Review

"Impossible to put down . . . endless fun . . . Sucker Bet is its own best payout."
-St. Petersburg Times

"An avalanche of breathless action."
-Los Angeles Times

About the Author:

JAMES SWAIN is the bestselling author of Grift Sense, Funny Money, Sucker Bet, and Loaded Dice, and is considered an authority on crooked gambling and casino scams. He lives in Odessa, Florida, with his wife, Laura, where he is currently at work on his sixth Tony Valentine novel.

Visit the author’s website at www.jimswain.com

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