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Mr. Lucky - A Novel of High Stakes

James Swain

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Tony Valentine made his living and his name as a cop in Atlantic City-and is now known worldwide for his ability to spot the kinds of scams, grifts, and rip-offs that cost casinos billions every year. A man with a biting wit who drives a '92 Honda, Tony is low-profile, old-school, and has seen it all-until he meets the luckiest man on earth. Ricky Smith was once a small-town loser. Then he went to Las Vegas, jumped out the window of a burning hotel, lived to tell the tale, and tore up the Strip on an incredible winning streak. Ricky didn't just win at one slot machine or table game. He won at blackjack, roulette, and craps, and then beat the pants off the world's greatest poker player. Tony knows that goofy, loudmouthed Ricky Smith-or anyone else, for that matter-couldn't possibly be that fortunate. But when "Mr. Lucky" returns home to the little town of Slippery Rock, North Carolina, he keeps on winning everything from a horse race to a $50,000 lottery. Hired by a desperate casino, Tony starts to pry into Ricky's past, his friends, and the strange little town that is benefiting from Ricky's fame and fortune. Unfortunately for Tony, his cover is blown when he is forced to reveal a trick he has up his own sleeve: a pocket Glock he can shoot with laser-like precision. Suddenly, two men are dead, the cops are on Tony's tail, and the investigation explodes in violence-putting the lives of Tony's son and his young family in danger. For years, Tony's son Gerry has dueled with his own criminal impulses. Now, the Ricky Smith case has lured Gerry through the gates of temptation and into a murderous confrontation with the Dixie Mafia. With Tony stuck on the slippery slope of Slippery Rock and Gerry fighting for his life, the Valentines are finding out just how bad good luck can get. Against a neon-tinted backdrop of adrenaline rushes, hard crashes, big money, and high-wire tension, the inimitable James Swain has set his best Tony Valentine novel yet: a funny, furious ride with an astounding array of crooks, marks, and

Language:

English

Narrators:

Tony Roberts

Length:

4h 59m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:44


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:50


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:37


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:42


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:33


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:51


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:47


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:31


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:07


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:28


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:50


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:39


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:04


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:44


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:00


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:25


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:40


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:46


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:38


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:30


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:54


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:50


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:30


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:10


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:08


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:36


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:17


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:00


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:02


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:49


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:46


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:12


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:34


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:53


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:26


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:01


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:55


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:19


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:15


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:20


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:39


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:38


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:42


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:42


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:16


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:10


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:28