Tony Valentine

10 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 193 ratings

Sucker Bet Publisher's Summary

In the world of gambling and sleight-of-hand, Jim Swain is considered one of the best. In the late 1980s, Swain was tipped off to a major scam which had taken place at the Golden Nugget casino in Las Vegas. Fascinated both by the scam and by the casino's inability to capture the cheats, Swain began to research the shady and seldom-discussed world of casino cheating, and created the character of Tony Valentine. Valentine is a retired Atlantic City cop and a master hunter of casino cheats, or "grifters." He has the talent to spot cheats over a casino's surveillance cameras from the moment they come off the street and begin to take a part in the action. Valentine IDs his prey and moves in for the kill.
©2003 James Swain (P)2003 Books on Tape, Inc.
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  • Book 1

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  • Book 3

    • Sucker Bet

    • By: James Swain
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    Tony Valentine is a retired Atlantic City cop and a master hunter of casino cheats, or "grifters." He has the talent to spot cheats over a casino's surveillance cameras from the moment they come off the street and begin to take a part in the action. Valentine IDs his prey and moves in for the kill.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting and entertaining

    • By James on 06-11-04

    Regular price: $26.60

  • Book 4

    • Loaded Dice

    • By: James Swain
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    Hard-boiled ex-cop Tony Valentine has a new profession: spotting casino cheats and exposing a casino's flaws to the owners. Now he must unravel the mystery of an amateur player impossibly raking in the dough on blackjack. However, his investigation stirs up a hornet's nest worth of problems.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Terrorists in Vegas

    • By Snoodely on 01-15-14

    Regular price: $27.93

  • Book 5

    • Mr. Lucky

    • By: James Swain
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    When the Las Vegas's Riverboat Casino starts to burn down, bald, overweight Ricky Smith nosedives five floors into the pool. After this death-defying jump, Smith, a one-time loser, is miraculously transformed into a major-player winner. Battered and drenched, walking across the street to another casino, he begins a million-dollar winning streak at the tables.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • If you liked Skinny Dip you will like this.....

    • By Zach on 06-17-05

    Regular price: $24.47

  • Book 6

    • Deadman's Poker

    • By: James Swain
    • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    Tony Valentine is an expert at spotting cheats. He's tossed them out of gambling casinos from Atlantic City to Monaco. But though Tony has never met a scam he couldn't crack, his son and partner, Gerry, has just walked into one with a body count. What started as a conman's deathbed confession turns into a deadly Las Vegas grudge match during the world's biggest poker tournament.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic insiders look at Vegas gambling!

    • By 9S on 10-30-09

    Regular price: $18.17

  • Book 7

    • Deadman's Bluff

    • By: James Swain
    • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
    • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    A blind poker player named Skip DeMarco is scamming the world's largest poker tournament in Las Vegas, and cheating expert Tony Valentine and his son, Gerry, have been hired to find out how. DeMarco is tied to some dangerously desperate characters who will go to extremes - even cold-blooded murder - to ensure that the obnoxious DeMarco wins big. While Gerry flies to Atlantic City to suss out DeMarco’s secret, Valentine stays in Vegas and teams up with an aging grifter.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best

    • By KJNuri on 11-11-17

    Regular price: $18.17

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