A Tony Valentine Novel
By James Swain
Ballantine Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780345463272, 320pp.
Publication Date: January 25, 2005
Yet in a city where barracudas wear pinstripes, and reality and illusion shift depending on the neon light, a greater threat maneuvers through the streets: an all-new breed of criminal with an agenda propelled by fury that will shake not only Valentine, but the city of Las Vegas itself.
“Leaves us wanting more of this pulsing, buoyant book.”
–Los Angeles Times
“Loaded Dice, like all Tony Valentine novels, is pure entertainment.”
–San Jose Mercury News
“This smooth, funny series has got to be one of the finds of the decade.”
–Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“The author packs his books with mind-boggling cons and scams–how to do them, how to stop them–along with entertaining dialogue and vivid characters, [most] notably the strong, sympathetic Tony.”