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The Wager

(A book in the Kek Huuygens series)
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A reckless bet in a New York club draws Kek Huuygens into a deadly game

As rain pummels Manhattan, two men play blackjack in one of New York's most exclusive clubs. After an evening of comfortable low-stakes play, Kek Huuygens makes an outlandish bet: $10,000 on the next hand. He can afford it. The most accomplished smuggler in Europe, Huuygens never makes a bet unless he is sure to win. He is a lucky man, but his luck is about to be tested.

In the shadows, Victor Girard - a French gangster who gambles not just with money, but with people's lives as well - watches him place the bet. Like his opponent, Girard prefers sure things. He knows Huuygens' reputation, and offers him $50,000 to bring a certain priceless item through United States customs. Huuygens has made a career humiliating border agents, but he will find that Americans are not so easy to fleece - and that this is a wager that he cannot afford to lose.


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Hardback Editions

January 1976 : UK Hardback

Title: The Wager (A Kek Huuygens novel)
Author(s): Robert L Fish
ISBN: 0-7091-5339-2 / 978-0-7091-5339-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd
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June 1974 : Hardback

Title: The Wager
Author(s): Robert L Fish
ISBN: 9998921759 / 978-9998921757
Publisher: Putnam Pub Group (T)
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1974 : USA Hardback

Title: The wager: A Kek Huuygens novel (Red mask mystery)
Author(s): Robert L Fish
ISBN: 0-399-11318-5 / 978-0-399-11318-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Putnam
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