The investigations quickly must leave the city streets full of crime and seedy activities and trade them in for different locations where money and power are flowing like water flows down a river. He's got ten grand stashed in the floor of his car and another ten in his mom's heater, and all he has to do for it is show up. Suddenly the stakes have changed, and everything's wild. And when it does, you'd better be able to fold and walk away. Additional complications in Joey's world include the pregnancy of an ex-girlfriend, plus relationships with a couple of other women.
It also shows how addicting gambling can be to some people, but that it also can be entertaining and profitable to those with the right frame of mind. To what extent is Pinocchio Joe's story a glimpse into the life of Rick Bennet? Bookseller: , Victoria, Australia New York: Arcade Publishing, 1995. Either way, the high points equal the low points and while I have read a lot of better books, I have definitely struggled through a lot as well. Do you think that players can improve their poker game by reading King of a Small World or The Baltimore Truth? Because she was dying of cancer, I agreed she has since passed. Nonetheless I found the story to just be meh.
No markings or damage to any pages. Alvarez, author of The Biggest Game in Town. My sister, Melanie, read it, liked it, and suggested I just e-pub. The Baltimore Truth initially garnered some good interest from publishers, but all had a problem with it, structurally, in that early in that version of the novel, the character Cool Suerte was killed, instead of, as now, surviving his shooting. Possible ex library copy, thatâll have the markings and stickers associated from the library.
Pages clean, unmarked, binding tight and square. After that I got out of Maryland and moved to North County San Diego, partly because it was the most un-Baltimore, un-Prince George's County place I could find. This is clearly a biographical novel and the central character's coming-of-age story is crucial but the other characters are compelling also. Free drinks and meals to any decent-sized bettor. Rick Bennet is the creator and the author of the Small World series. Now he is going to find out that consequences can come in the most unlikeliest of places.
The first fictional novel to come out from author Rick Bennet is titled King of a Small World. Ben Saxton is a teacher and a writer from upstate New York who has played small-stakes poker, both live and online, since the early 2000s. Perhaps a little surprised by the details of the case, but not shocked. I was lucky in that eventually he figured out that the people who'd pointed the finger at me had actually been the thieves, but that was a damn scary week. Photos will be provided upon request in order to ensure the quality and integrity of your book purchase. The book is then divided into five parts that present a non-chronological plot that occasionally and effectively employs stream-of-consciousness narrative.
At a crossroads, Joey will have to decide whether to fold or go all in on everything unexpected that life has to offer. The Baltimore Truth is the second novel in this series by Rick Bennet. At some points i just found the story to be slow and unbelievable and other times i couldn't put it down. If I made any technical mistakes in The Baltimore Truth it would be in the detective work, because I've never been on the right side of law enforcement. It also contains, towards the back, a couple of the most eloquent and memorable paragraphs on the game I've found in all the poker literature I've read. It was released for readers to enjoy for the first time in 1995. Playing poker as a father meant I was never the dad missing his kid's games for business, I was the dad coaching his kid's games because I could work when I wanted.
Long story short, things go south quickly when a simple poker game at home gets robbed. The same world, but except for Joey Moore, different characters. While Las Vegas and California have long been primary poker hubs in the United States, it wasn't until the 1990s that legal, regulated poker gained a foothold in the northeast. Rick Bennet is a published author. The son of the prosecutor has now also gone missing and may have been a witness to the murder on top of that. Things like this go down in highly populated cities all of the time, and power plays are not just limited to the boardroom and the political offices. More time was spent on the girls he didn't end up with than the one he did.
The book had been forgotten, I had been, and poker itself was seen as a busted boom, so that was that. The characters are also involved in running poker games and other gambling and that drives much of the plot. Maybe the author didn't know it. In a casino, you'll hear the sounds of jingling, clinking, clanging, clicking. Joey has more to say about it, though. The plot resolves with a final, genuinely thrilling and darkly humorous climax involving Mickey going through a series of wardrobe changes amid a lengthy poker session as though trying to alter his real self via literal shifts in image.