Thursday, August 30, 2012

No House Limit

No House Limit (Hard Case Crime #45)No House Limit by Steve Fisher
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

The Syndicate wanted to shut Joe Martin and his casino, Rainbow's End, down and brought in the best gambler in the world to put him out of business. Can Joe Martin keep his casino? And does the girl who's stolen his heart have anything to do with the people who want his money?

Yeah, there are some awesome books in the Hard Case Crime series and some that are only okay. This is one of the okay ones.

I like the idea of an independent casino owner going up against the mob to keep his business. It sounds good, right? Too bad it was kinda boring. I don't find the idea of a guy playing craps with Syndicate money trying to break a casino very exciting. Sunny Guido (Guido? Really?) would have made an interesting love interest for Joe if she wasn't such a bland doormat. The subplot with Dee and Malcolm didn't really do anything for me. Other than Joe Martin, the only character I cared about was Sprig, security at the Rainbow's End. By the end, I just didn't care anymore.

It wasn't a horrible book. It was fairly well written. I just don't see the attraction of Las Vegas, I guess.

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