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Pete Hautman


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Other Editions of This Title:
Mass Market (9/2/2008)
Hardcover (6/5/2007)


Denn still thinks life’s a gamble, but he might be out of luck in this sequel to No Limit—in trade paperback for the first time.

In this sequel to No Limit, Denn Doyle is seventeen now, and he’s made it rich playing poker in Las Vegas. But his success has attracted the wrong sort of attention from people like Artie Kingston, who’s out to get Denn at any cost. Then Denn’s luck runs out and he hits a losing streak. Artie’s hosting a winner-takes-all tournament at his new casino, but Denn doesn’t have the funds to play—so everything comes down to one game of poker. Will the cards—and a healthy dose of luck—be on Denn’s side?

Praise For All-in

"Hautman nails the heady buzz of winning and the gut-shot numbness of losing it all on the last turn, calling the action with all the deftness of a dealer flipping cards: sharp, fast, and effortless....A quick, slick read for wannabe sharks."--Booklist

"Hautman again delivers a deliciously high-anxiety novel...Poker fans and mystery buffs alike will want to buy in."--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Skillfully using the multiple-voice approach, Hautman brings to life the intircacies of poker, crafting a thrilling story of loss, good versus evil, and redemption"--VOYA

"The dialogue is snappy and the plot, especially the ending, unfolds expertly and without cliche."--School Library Journal

"The tournament's tension is top-notch."--Kirkus Reviews

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 9781442433359, 208pp.

Publication Date: February 7, 2012

About the Author

Pete Hautman is the author of National Book Award–winning novel Godless, Sweetblood, Hole in the Sky, Stone Cold, The Flinkwater Factor, The Forgetting Machine, and Mr. Was, which was nominated for an Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America, as well as several adult novels. He lives in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Visit him at