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Joker Poker

(2000)
(The first book in the Pat Gallegher series)
A novel by

 
 
Pat Gallegher has been running from life for years. After failing as a seminary student, a forensic psychologist and a college professor, he finds himself in his late forties playing cornet in a New Orleans French Quarter dive bar.

One meeting Clancey Vincouer changes his life. She tells him the sordid story of her affair with a con man named Sammy Cain who has now disappeared. Clancey fears that her rich husband, Lester has had him killed. As Gallegher attempts to find Cain, he uncovers a twisted arrangement between Clancey's husband and the New Orleans mob.

When Lester Vincouer is murdered, Gallegher realizes that he has been cleverly framed.

The search for Sammy Cain becomes a quest for the real killer of Lester Vincouer, and everyone he knew seems to have a motive-including the leggy, seductive redhead with whom Gallegher has fallen head over heels in lust. With a tenacious police detective dogging his trail, Gallegher has only days to discover who really killed Vincouer, or the next tune he plays could be from Death Row.

Genre: Mystery

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June 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: Joker Poker
Author(s): Richard Helms
ISBN: 0-9710159-2-9 / 978-0-9710159-2-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Barbadoes Hall Press/Back Alley Books
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May 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: Joker Poker
Author(s): Richard Helms
ISBN: 0-595-08979-8 / 978-0-595-08979-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Iuniverse Inc
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January 2000 : Paperback
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Title: Joker Poker
Author(s): Richard Helms
ISBN: 1-79343-343-7 / 978-1-79343-343-5
Publisher: Independently published
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Kindle Editions

December 2001 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: JOKER POKER
Author(s): Richard Helms
Publisher: Barbadoes Hall Communications/Back Alley Books
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