The second Tim Waverly novel after Michigan Roll sees the gambler forced into a high-stakes poker game to buy his way to freedom from a vengeful mafioso.
Timothy Waverly heads to Traverse City, MI, planning to spy on his estranged son. Plans change when he meets seductress Midnight and is sucked into her troubles with the mob.
Roy Dillon, professional con-man, is dying. His estranged mother Lilly arrives in time to save him, but their poisonous past—and Lilly’s feud with Roy’s girlfriend—make for a rocky future.
Independent gunsel wants to be left out of big-city political schemes. One side decides he’s a threat; when their hit fails, gunman decides to take over the local underworld.
Mafia enforcer’s son tries to escape the underworld life by backing a washed-out boxer’s comeback bid, with the help of a sexy round card girl—the boxer’s ex. Excellent novel.
Unlucky drifter agrees to tag along on a rich couple’s fishing excursion. A surplus of booze, too many guns, a rich drunkard and his unhappy wife make for an incendiary mix.
On-the-road gambler Johnny Berlin drifts into a small town, rife with the machinations of its at-odds casinos. Berlin’s unwittingly dropped in the middle of them. Murders follow.
Three short novels of space, in the fine tradition of ’50s pulp. Stories of Earth lost and found, of Earth decadent and pacified, of space battles and time travel and intrigue.
The last independent casino on the Las Vegas Strip has to hold out against a Syndicate-backed gambler trying to break the house’s bank.
Hapless New York cabbie gets a hot tip on a winning horse, but somebody offs his bookie before he’s paid. Now he’s looking to collect. Fantastic old romp by Westlake.
“AT CARDS AND WITH WOMEN, BILL MAYNARD KNEW HOW TO CHEAT.” A fast and enjoyable Lawrence Block tale, with fast gamblin’ action, hot and steamy sex, smooth mystery, and an enjoyable climax.