Search Results: "James Swain"


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GRIFT SENSE by James Swain
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2001

"Swain beats the odds on his very first spin of the wheel."
The high rollers at the Acropolis Casino are supposed to lose money, but Frank Fontaine knows entirely too much about when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em. Read full book review >

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SHADOW PEOPLE by James Swain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 11, 2013

"A fine read for lovers of escapist fiction."
Swain's latest thriller featuring magician and psychic Peter Warlock. Read full book review >

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MIDNIGHT RAMBLER by James Swain
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Even so, Jack's likely to be a hit with readers who fantasize about noble roughnecks, and a sequel, maybe even a series, seems assured."
The creator of casino expert Tony Valentine (Mr. Lucky, 2005, etc.) produces a suspense crossover with plenty of good news and bad for both private eye Jack Carpenter and his readers. Read full book review >

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MR. LUCKY by James Swain
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2005

"A wall-to-wall adrenaline rush as potent as a gambler's high. Tony's fifth is his biggest and just possibly his best."
Gambling expert Tony Valentine tackles the case of the small-town bettor who just can't lose. Read full book review >

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FUNNY MONEY by James Swain
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2001

"Despite an improbably high villain count, even for Atlantic City: solid, spirited second case from an author who dishes out professional anecdotes as generously as Edna Buchanan."
Most of the mechanics who try to cheat the house take a powder the minute clouds of suspicion rise. Read full book review >

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LOADED DICE by James Swain
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2004

"The fastest of Tony's found adventures to date is as clever as any of the first three (Sucker Bet, 2003, etc.). This smooth, funny series has got to be one of the finds of the decade."
A dead stripper and a novice gambler whose $25,000 winnings have been stolen turn Tony Valentine's head in the casino consultant's latest trip to Las Vegas. Read full book review >

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SUCKER BET by James Swain
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2003

"As much fun as a magic show, even though there's a tiny letdown each time the magician shows how he pulled it off."
Tony Valentine, that specialist in catching the con men who swindle casinos, has a problem. Read full book review >

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DARK MAGIC by James Swain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 2012

"An ably told tale that will keep you entertained during a long plane ride or a few idle hours. But like some of Peter's friends who lose their memories, you may not long recall having read this book."
An adequate thriller set in a world that includes demons, witches, warlocks and New Yorkers. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 19, 2012

"An urgent call for the West to shake off complacency and protect itself from being duped."
A senior editor at the Economist demonstrates that the Russian secret police state is alive and well and watching the West. Read full book review >

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JAMES JOYCE by Alfonso Zapico
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2016

"A solid account of the development of a writer not easy to encapsulate."
A graphic biography of the literary master. Read full book review >

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C.L.R. JAMES by Kent Worcester
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"EWSLUGCLR James emerges from this engaging book as a man who lived his life fully and whose work is worthy of further study, and Worcester has done much to rescue his subject from oblivion."
Well-crafted biography of a man once characterized as ``the sharpest and most interesting mind that the British Caribbean has produced in three centuries of learning.'' Although the Trinidadian writer and activist Cyril Lionel Robert James (190189) was at the center of many political and literary movements in his time, he is little known today. ``By the 1960s,'' Worcester observes, ``he was an elder radical statesperson on several continents, famous for his writing and historical impact. Read full book review >