James Swain has written a series of novels featuring Tony Valentine as the main character. Mr. Lucky is the fifth in a series that has been one enjoyable read after another. Tony is a retired Atlantic City policeman who runs his own consulting firm that assists casinos in determining if they have been victims of fraud. There is a lot in these novels about the culture of casinos and gambling which I find interesting. In Mr. Lucky, a new and different scam unfolds for our entertainment. Mr. Lucky is a guy (Ricky Smith) who wins at every casino game, and Tony Valentine must figure out how he does it. The reader is also treated to the character development of the people surrounding Tony as he solves the case. There is plenty of action and plot twists!
Nov 12, 2014