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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (221 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jim Thompson Narrator: Jeff Brick Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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To everyone he's every played dice with, Mitch Corley seems like the luckiest guy around. But in truth, Corley's fast hands are the only gift fate's ever given him. He's never held down a steady job, and when it comes to women, his luck might just be the worst of all--his girlfriend and partner-in-crime Red would double-cross him in a heartbeat if she knew just how short on cash they really were. And if Red ever finds out about the wife Corley neglected to mention, there's a good chance that Corley might not survive the night.

At first, Mitch was sure Texas would be the perfect place for him and Red to run their game--there are players in nearly every back room and side-street across the state and here, the pockets run just a little deeper. But Corley forgot about one thing: Texans don't forgive easily. And there's nothing they hate more than a cheater. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Offer[s] the usual bevy of crooked, doublecrossing low-lifes his fans have come to love.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Michael | 12/3/2013

    " One of my favorite Jim Thompson stories. Even despite the happy ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ryan Jackson | 11/1/2013

    " Not ranked as one of Thompson's best, but the first book I read by him. It hooked me on Thompson and the genre and it still lists as one of my favorite Thompson books "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Nate | 9/5/2013

    " Not his best, but an interesting take-two on some similar themes covered better in the Grifters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Daniel | 11/26/2012

    " My favorite Thompson of them all. Just good fun. "

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About the Narrator

Jeff Brick is a producer that has worked on television shows such as Bering Sea Gold and Deadliest Catch.