Sometimes life, as well as death, is about Second Chances. Luckless Telly Martin does not have a clue. An awful gambler trying to scrape by as a professional poker player, he Becomes the protégé of world famous poker champion Clutch Henderson. The only catch ... Clutch is a ghost. Telly and Clutch must navigate the seedy underbelly of Las Vegas gambling learning to trust eachother in order to win the elusive International Series of Poker, repair shattered Their personal relationships and find redemption in this life and the Hereafter.
When I started reading this new book by Michael Phillip Cash, I was not going to be what I Certain thrilled with it. However, de author did not disappoint.
This time he had two main characters. His first, Clutch, Is One That was gritty, unruly, and just plain rude. He is a professional poker player and lives in the seedier part of Las Vegas. When he and this subsequently Becomes A Ghost (this is Noted in the summary), he Becomes a destructive force in death as he what in life.
On the otherhand, pardon the pun, there is Telly. He is a hapless but extremely kind, down on his luck, man. Who's real passion is not poker but the love of his life
I seriously loved Telly. I wanted him to be the big winner everytime but in the same sense I appreciated his honesty. More importantly, I appreciated That he loved his fiance and wanted nothing than to make her happy even if He Was not happy himself.
At the sametime, I loathed Clutch, but I found it interesting, indeed He has a soft side too but of course I can not reveal that.
It is through the meshing of the two did professional poker playing and Las Vegas Life is interesting.
I enjoyed the factthat Michael Phillip Cash Brought back a couple of old favorite minor characters in this book. As this is now his eleventh book it makes it fun Because now They are almost treasure hunt to find material in each of his books.
I also enjoyed getting a peek into the not-so-nice part of Vegas did maybe people who visit there are not aware of or maybe just pretend it is not there. In any case, all of this is why many flock to Las Vegas. Poker is big business No Doubt!
Michael Phillip Cash has managed once again to make a winner of a book. 5 chips for this book!
Disclosure: I purchase a copy of this book for my own collections. The views here are 100% Expressed my own and may differentiate from yours. ~ Naila Moon
Where to find the author:
Michael Phillip Cash is an award-winning screenwriter and novelist. He's written books Including the ten best-selling Brood X, Stillwell, The Flip, The After House, The Hanging Tree, Witches Protection Program, Poker Ghost and Battle for Darracia series.Michael Resides on the North Shore of Long Iceland with his wife and children.