By Harold Robbins
(Forge Books, Mass Market Paperback, 9780765340511, 432pp.)
Publication Date: August 2003
Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Predators
For more than five decades, bestselling author Harold Robbins has thrilled millions of readers with tales heavy in action, ruthless characters, international intrigue, and the sexiest people ever captured in print.
Now in Sin City, he takes us to a town famous for all these, Las Vegas.
Jack “Lucky” Riordan is anything but lucky. The illegitimate son of Howard Hughes, he and his mother are cast out of Las Vegas when Hughes learns of the pregnancy, only for Jack to return years later to make his fortune.
Jack might not have luck. But he has an eye for a quick con. His skills soon allow him to climb the ladder as head of security for one of Glitter Gulch’s most ruthless casinos, where cheating will get you jail, if you’re not crippled by security first.
Jack sees it all: the corruption of fast money, the ways his friends will stab in the back for a shot at a jackpot, and the allure of women who will do anything to hit the big time.
But the big time in Vegas always comes at a cost . . . and Jack is about to learn the price of life in Sin City.
Born in 1916 in New York City, Harold Robbins was a millionaire by the time he was twenty. He lost his fortune by speculating on the price of sugar before the outbreak of World War II. Later, his fabulously successful career as a novelist, with many of his books turned into movies, would once again make him incredibly wealthy. For many years, Robbins enjoyed the high life among the rich and famous; he owned a huge yacht and had houses on the French Riviera and in Beverly Hills. His novels often mirrored his own experiences and were often people with the characters he had met. He died at the age of eighty-one, survived by his wife, Jann, and his two daughters, Caryn and Andreana.
“Robbins faithful fans will be lining up for this one.”—Booklist
“Tight-packed plot and inside detail on gambling cheats in Las Vegas gives off blue rocket fire . . . Seminal Robbins. The pages go whoosh.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Robbins faithful fans will be lining up for this one . . . the plot is spiced with loads of fantastical sex and nymphomaniacal women.”—Booklist
[Sin City] “moves quickly and is great fun . . . packed with vintage Robbins boudoir scenes, it follows a street-smart youth clawing his way to wealth and power. Robbins fans . . . will be rewarded for their devotion with this unexpectedly lively offering.”—Publishers Weekly