The Wild Card(2009)
(A book in the Luck of the Draw Western series)
A novel by Vickie Britton and Loretta Jackson
Drew Woodson's arch-enemy, Matt Ferris, becomes his new mining partner when Tommy Garth gambles away his share of the Lyra Shay mine in a fateful game of poker. Ferris, wasting no time trying to gain full control of the mine, attempts to sink Drew so deeply in debt that he will be forced to sell out. When Tommy's step-daughter, Marlene, is kidnapped, Drew is forced to borrow heavily against his share to pay the ransom.Tommy, distraught over his step-daughter's kidnapping and insistent that Ferris cheated him, is vowing revenge. Soon, the situation erupts in violence. Just when Drew thought poker was the worst of his troubles, Tommy turns out to be the wild card in an even more dangerous game.
February 2010 : USA Hardback
April 2009 : USA Hardback
November 2012 : USA Paperback
November 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition