RARA-AVIS: Recent Read: Swain

From: Karin Montin ( kmontin@sympatico.ca)
Date: 12 Mar 2005

Just finished the fourth by James Swain, called Loaded Dice. Hero Tony Valentine is an expert in gambling and cheating. He's a good guy, an ex-cop who in his retirement acts as a consultant to casinos that think they are being ripped off. He figures out scams amazingly quickly a lot of the time.

It's a good idea to read these in order (though I've missed one). The characters' relationships through the books. Valentine's ne'er-do-well son, Gerry, gets into worse trouble all the time. I don't think it could get much worse than in this book, which involves a "Middle Eastern" terrorist. Tony proves himself a real hero as he makes a heart-wrenching decision.

A good read. Not noir.


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