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Deadman's Bluff

(2006)
(The seventh book in the Tony Valentine series)
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“In this series about gambling, the main character is a big winner.”
- Janet Maslin, The New York Times

“Bask in Swain's Las Vegas without having to set foot in the place and risk being skinned alive.”
- The Washington Post Book World

A blind poker player named Skip DeMarco is scamming the world's largest poker tournament in Las Vegas, and cheating-expert Tony Valentine and his son, Gerry, have been hired to find out how. DeMarco is tied to some dangerously desperate characters who will go to extremes - even cold-blooded murder - to ensure that the obnoxious DeMarco wins big.

While Gerry flies to Atlantic City to suss out DeMarco's secret, Valentine stays in Vegas and teams up with an aging grifter named Rufus Steele, who has his own score to settle with DeMarco. On opposite sides of a deadly game, father and son work their way through a colorful landscape of conmen and hitmen. Together, they will have to prove there's more to any game of chance than meets the eye.

Featuring insider tips for catching poker cheats, as well as a glossary of card hustler terms!

Genre: Mystery

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Paperback Editions

August 2006 : Paperback
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Title: Deadman's Bluff
Author(s): James Swain
Publisher: Fawcett
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May 2006 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Deadman's BLUFF: A Novel (Tony Valentine)
Author(s): James Swain
ISBN: 0-345-47551-8 / 978-0-345-47551-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fawcett
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Audio Editions

August 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: Deadman's Bluff (The Tony Valentine Series)
Author(s): James Swain
ISBN: 1-72131-730-9 / 978-1-72131-730-1
Publisher: Blackstone on Brilliance Audio
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November 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Deadman's Bluff
Author(s): James Swain
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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November 2010 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Deadman's Bluff
Author(s): James Swain
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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September 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Deadman's Bluff (Tony Valentine Novels)
Author(s): James Swain
ISBN: 0-7927-4346-6 / 978-0-7927-4346-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sound Library
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Kindle Editions

May 2006 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Deadman's Bluff: A Novel (Tony Valentine Series Book 7)
Author(s): James Swain
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU