5.0 out of 5 stars
Great Tragic Drama, October 4, 2011
By Dwight David Morgan
In this terrific debut novel, Matt Cairone describes a tragic collision of fates, as a professioal gambler from Great Britain crosses paths with a hapless salesman from Northern Kentucky amid the glitter and grime of Las Vegas. Their encounter leaves a trail of victims, as the plot leads through a series of unexpected twists and turns. Cairone's characters are complex, evoking reader repulsion and sympathy at once. Great read.
Ordinary men make bad decisions every day. The Brit is no exception. One extraordinary, desperate act at a Las Vegas casino turns the life of the Englishman on its head. He is in dire straits in a foreign country, with no money, no friends, and no idea how to manage the situation.