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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (264 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Swain Narrator: J. Paul Boehmer, Paul Boehmer Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Tony Valentine Series Release Date: December 2002 ISBN: 9780736698153
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A hardened ex-cop, Tony Valentine now nabs hustlers who rob casinos, and the Micanopy Indian Reservation Casino in South Florida desperately needs his expertise. A blackjack dealer has rigged a game, dealt a player eighty-four winning hands in a row, and then disappeared.

But the missing dealer is part of an even bigger, far deadlier scheme. Valentine’s trail leads him to Rico Blanco, a ruthless gangster who once worked for John Gotti; his shady, elusive partner-in-crime, Victor Marks; and a bombshell named Candy Hart, a hooker with dreams of love—a combination tailor-made to double-cross. It appears they have a con going down involving a cocky, filthy-rich Brit and his millions of dollars. Valentine’s challenge: to figure out how all the pieces of the seamy puzzle fit together…before his luck runs out and his life goes bust.

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 David | 7/27/2013

    " Ok but not enough to continue my interest in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tom Park | 5/19/2013

    " I generally like Swain's stuff, but this fell a bit short. Too many sub-plots that had to all be tied up in a neat little know at the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael crage | 5/18/2013

    " This was another Tony Valentine novel. It was fast paced, full of surprises and was impossible to put down once I started it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kellie | 6/19/2012

    " (#3 of the Tony Valentine series)- This is a wild story with wit and fun. I like the humor and of course the excellent info on gambling etc. I think the ending was slightly abrupt but still decent. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Skip | 5/5/2012

    " Better than the first two Tony Valentine books. Plot seemed a little more believable. A man of principles, Tony needs to unravel several scams, which turn out to be related. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rogergsells | 2/16/2012

    " Colorful cast of local characters and a fun scam. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff Dickison | 1/9/2012

    " I enjoyed this fun book. The story is good, but it is the character development and the humor that drives this series. An easy and fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 12/18/2011

    " Solid beach read. Likable lead, zippy story, learned a little about cards. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Helen | 10/26/2011

    " Not a winner as far as I am concerned. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff | 5/4/2011

    " I enjoyed this fun book. The story is good, but it is the character development and the humor that drives this series. An easy and fun read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 3/26/2011

    " This was another Tony Valentine novel. It was fast paced, full of surprises and was impossible to put down once I started it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tom | 2/7/2011

    " I generally like Swain's stuff, but this fell a bit short. Too many sub-plots that had to all be tied up in a neat little know at the end. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 David | 9/27/2010

    " Ok but not enough to continue my interest in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Skip | 3/22/2009

    " Better than the first two Tony Valentine books. Plot seemed a little more believable. A man of principles, Tony needs to unravel several scams, which turn out to be related. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kellie | 8/29/2008

    " (#3 of the Tony Valentine series)- This is a wild story with wit and fun. I like the humor and of course the excellent info on gambling etc. I think the ending was slightly abrupt but still decent. "

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About the Author
Author James Swain

James Swain is the nationally bestselling author of numerous thrillers, which have been translated into many languages and chosen as Mysteries of the Year by Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews. He has received several Barry Award nominations, a Florida Book Award for fiction, and the prestigious Prix Calibre .38 Award for Best American Crime Writing. An avid magician, he has written and lectured extensively on the subject.

About the Narrators

Paul Boehmer is an American actor best known for his numerous appearances in the Star Trek universe. He began his audiobook work in 2000 and has since lent his voice to many fiction and nonfiction titles. He has won nine AudioFile Earphones Awards as well as the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in 2009 and 2014. Between books, he is active in regional theaters across the country. His television appearances include guest spots on Nip/Tuck and Numb3rs.

Paul Boehmer is an American actor best known for his numerous appearances in the Star Trek universe. He began his audiobook work in 2000 and has since lent his voice to many fiction and nonfiction titles. He has won nine AudioFile Earphones Awards as well as the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in 2009 and 2014. Between books, he is active in regional theaters across the country. His television appearances include guest spots on Nip/Tuck and Numb3rs.