High Hand Uncorrected Proof Paperback Book by Gary Phillips C2000
Item number: TpuG7m59cGQ 685
Uncorrected paperback proof book "High Hand" by Gary Phillips, Kensington Books, copyright 2000.
Very good condition.
Las Vegas is pumped to the max on the night the much-hyped heavy-weight title fight hits the Strip. With charismatic newcomer Joaquin Muhammed taking on popular champ Tyler Jeffries -- and the added attraction of platinum-selling rapper King Diamond giving a warm-up concert -- the streets are buzzing. But in the middle of the match, a shot rings out and Jeffries goes down. Not exactly a fair fight, muses Martha Chainey, the buff and tough ex-show girl who makes her living transporting large sums of unreported cash for casino owners. In the uproar that follows, Chainey is yanked aside by Victoria DeGault, the owner of the Riverhead Casino. It seems somebody snatched the five million dollar side bet Victoria was holding, and if Chainey can recover the loot, theres a cool 250 grand in it for her.But when a good friend is iced, the job becomes personal, and Chainey takes off into a frenzied night as cops and the National Guard seal off the Strip. Soon Chainey learns that Jeffries murder is only part of a larger scheme at play. She also finds that though she may be the ultimate Vegas insider, shes up against a powerful killer who knows even more secrets than she does.