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Sucker Bet

(2003)
(The third book in the Tony Valentine series)
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A hardened ex-cop, Tony Valentine now nabs hustlers who rob casinos, and the Micanopy Indian Reservation Casino in South Florida desperately needs his expertise. A blackjack dealer has rigged a game, dealt a player eighty-four winning hands in a row, and then disappeared.

But the missing dealer is part of an even bigger, far deadlier scheme. Valentine's trail leads him to Rico Blanco, a ruthless gangster who once worked for John Gotti; his shady, elusive partner-in-crime, Victor Marks; and a bombshell named Candy Hart, a hooker with dreams of love—a combination tailor-made to double-cross. It appears they have a con going down involving a cocky, filthy-rich Brit and his millions of dollars. Valentine's challenge: to figure out how all the pieces of the seamy puzzle fit together . . . before his luck runs out and his life goes bust.

Genre: Mystery
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Praise for this book

"Sucker Bet is wonderful... a cast of characters that would make Elmore Leonard's mouth water." - Michael Connelly


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Used availability for James Swain's Sucker Bet

Hardback Editions

April 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Sucker Bet
Author(s): James Swain
ISBN: 0-345-46175-4 / 978-0-345-46175-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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April 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Sucker Bet
Author(s): James Swain
ISBN: 0-345-46418-4 / 978-0-345-46418-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Paperback Editions

June 2004 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Sucker Bet (Tony Valentine)
Author(s): James Swain
ISBN: 0-345-46323-4 / 978-0-345-46323-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fawcett
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Audio Editions

October 2003 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Sucker Bet
Author(s): James Swain
Publisher: Books on Tape
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October 2003 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Sucker Bet
Author(s): James Swain
Publisher: Books on Tape
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October 2003 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Sucker Bet: Tony Valentine, Book 3
Author(s): James Swain
Publisher: Books on Tape
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May 2003 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Sucker Bet (A Tony Valentine Novel)
Author(s): James Swain
ISBN: 0-7393-0742-8 / 978-0-7393-0742-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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April 2003 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Sucker Bet (Lib)(CD)
Author(s): James Swain
ISBN: 0-7366-9335-1 / 978-0-7366-9335-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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March 2003 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Sucker Bet
Author(s): James Swain
ISBN: 0-7393-0371-6 / 978-0-7393-0371-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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Kindle Editions

April 2003 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Sucker Bet (Tony Valentine Series Book 3)
Author(s): James Swain
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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