The Song of Phaid the Gambler(1981)
(The first book in the Phaid the Gambler series)
A novel by Mick Farren
If you know that the grass is greener on the Other Side because it is doused in insecticide and anyway green is unlucky. If you have seen the future, know it won't work but is heading your way as soon as the fog clears from L.A. International. If you know the CIA are bugging the line and charging you for their time. If you know the cat is watching you and reporting back to Control. If you know that paranoids are the only people who really know what is happening. If you hold these truths to be self-evident, then let The Song of Phaid the Gambler into your life and know that you are not alone.
Used availability for Mick Farren's The Song of Phaid the Gambler
August 1986 : USA Mass Market Paperback
October 1981 : UK Paperback