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6 edition of Grift Sense (Tony Valentine Novels) found in the catalog.

Grift Sense (Tony Valentine Novels)

by James Swain

  • 85 Want to read
  • 27 Currently reading

Published by Pocket .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Crime & mystery,
  • Mystery fiction,
  • Fiction,
  • Fiction - Mystery/ Detective,
  • Mystery/Suspense,
  • Mystery & Detective - General,
  • Fiction / General

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesTony Valentine (1)
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages416
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7949309M
    ISBN 100743406230
    ISBN 109780743406239

    Buy Grift Sense (Tony Valentine) by Swain, James (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(). Grift Sense is the first of the series by James Swain. The main character, Tony Valentine, has a certain gift when it comes to searching out hustlers and cheaters. The book is full of well rounded, colorful, characters. The book offers a great back stage look at the /5(3).

    The series began publication in when the first book in the series Grift Sense was published. The second novel Funny Money was released in Grift Sense. Grift Sense is the first book in Tony Valentine series by Tony Valentine series. The book title refers to the ability of a hustler to determine whether he is being hustled. Holds on physical items have been suspended; while the library is closed we encourage you to check out our electronic resources.

    James’ books consist of four acts – the older ones range from pages, while his newer books are over James Swain became a published author with The Man Who Walked Through Walls in , although he would not come out with a new fiction offering until with the release of Grift Sense. Below is a list of James Swain’s books. " Grift Sense is a superb mystery, loaded with suspense, cunning and more twists and turns than a crooked gambler's conscience. This is the real deal!". Grift Sense book Jim Seller Rating: % positive.


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Grift Sense (Tony Valentine Novels) by James Swain Download PDF EPUB FB2

Grift Sense is very different from my usual reading habits. This book deals with gambling in Las Vegas and the many ways people try to cheat and steal from the casinos. Tony Valentine a retired 62 year old cop from Atlantic City who is a specialist in discovering cheats/5().

Grift Sense is the debut novel by James Swain that introduces Tony Valentine. Valentine is a retired cop who now works as a consultant to gaming establishments, attempting to prevent them from being cheated.

Tony has mostly worked in New Jersey and has compiled a huge database of hustlers and crooks who attempt to defraud casinos/5. Grift Sense is the first of the series by James Swain.

The main character, Tony Valentine, has a certain gift when it comes to searching out hustlers and cheaters. The book is full of well rounded /5(2). Grift Sense Amidst the neon and the big special ugly of Las Vegas, mild-mannered Frank Fontaine is beating the brains out of the Acropolis Casino.

The house cops think the dealer, a blonde named Nola, is part of the con, but no one can prove a thing. For Tony Valentine, it’s the first new scam he’s seen in decades—and maybe the best. Grift sense means “that you not only knew how to do the moves, you also knew when to do them.” And even if Valentine is 62 and settled in Florida, away from the action, he’s never lost his ability to “feel when a hustle’s going down, even if he doesn’t know exactly what it is.”.

Grift Sense delivers a vivid and credible look at the gaming industry through eccentric yet believable characters.” — Chicago Tribune “In Tony Valentine, Swain has created a classic detective who will have a long career as a series hero.”.

Buy Grift Sense by James Swain online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 4 editions - Grift Sense book at $ Shop Range: $ - $ Called by the casino's owner to check the player out, Valentine's "grift sense" begins to kick in.

Amidst the neon and the big special ugly of Las Vegas, mild-mannered Frank Fontaine is beating the brains out of the Acropolis Casino. The house cops think the dealer, a blonde named Nola, is part of the con, but no one can prove a thing/5(2). The book had the chance to explain better how people cheat the casinos and what the casinos do to thwart them.

Instead, it barely touches on those things.I started this book wanting to like it. I think the biggest con was getting me to buy the book in the first place.

Grift Sense is the debut novel by James Swain that introduces Tony Valentine. The high rollers at the Acropolis Casino are supposed to lose money, but Frank Fontaine knows entirely too much about when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em.

So the powers that be call on Tony Valentine, a widowed Atlantic City cop retired to Florida who makes good money studying surveillance tapes. Tony can't see a thing either Fontaine or his dealer, Nola Briggs, is doing that looks : James Swain. The NOOK Book (eBook) of the Grift Sense by James Swain at Barnes & Noble.

FREE Shipping on $35 or more. Due to COVID, orders may be delayed. Thank you for your patience. Book Annex Membership Educators Gift Cards Stores & Events Help Auto Suggestions are available once you type at least 3 letters. /5(13). While I don't necessarily agree with this and think "write about what you understand" would be better advice, in the case of James Swain and Grift Sense, writing what you know hits the big payoff.

Given the author's background as a gambling expert and magician, his hero Tony Valentine knows not only the score (in terms of gambling scams and scam artists) he's also a retired cop; it's a 5/5(5).

GRIFT SENSE is an exciting, very entertaining, and quite unique mystery. The story line is fun as a different side of Las Vegas surfaces. Tony is a great sleuth and the support cast namely his neighbor and those at the casino augment the tale with depth.

James Swain (Author) James Swain, a gambling expert, is the author of Grift Sense, Funny Money, and Sucker Bet. Swain is considered one of the best card handlers in the world. He lives in Odessa, Florida, where he is currently working on his fourth mystery featuring T.

Grift Sense | Amidst the neon and the big special ugly of Las Vegas, mild-mannered Frank Fontaine is beating the brains out of the Acropolis Casino. The house cops think the dealer, a blonde named Nola, is part of the con, but no one can prove a : Ballantine Books.

"Grift Sense" is James Swain's debut novel, and features retired Atlantic City cop Tony Valentine. Sixty-two year-old Valentine, a recent widower, lives in Palm Harbor, Florida, and runs a one-man consulting business called "Grift Sense," a term which is one of the highest compliments one /5().

Grift Sense delivers a vivid and credible look at the gaming industry through eccentric yet believable characters." --Chicago Tribune "In Tony Valentine, Swain has created a classic detective /5(1K).

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"Grift Sense" is James Swain's debut novel, and features retired Atlantic City cop Tony Valentine. Sixty-two year-old Valentine, a recent widower, lives in Palm Harbor, Florida, and runs a one-man consulting business called "Grift Sense," a term which is one of the highest compliments one /5.

GRIFT SENSE James Swain, Author. Pocket $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author but the heart of the book lies in the dubious charms of a second-rate Las Vegas.

"Grift Sense is a superb mystery, loaded with suspense, cunning and more twists and turns than a crooked gambler's conscience. This is the real deal!"-Steve Forte, President of the International Gaming Specialists.

Hardbound, Pages.“ Grift Sense is a superb mystery, loaded with suspense, cunning and more twists and turns than a crooked gambler’s conscience. This is the real deal!” – Steve Forte, President of the International Gaming Specialists Hardbound, Pages.Get this from a library!

Grift sense. [James Swain] -- "Meet Tony Valentine, former cop, lifelong misanthrope, and sixtysomething freelance grifter-hunter. He's also something of a legend and not just among the retirees of Palm Harbor, Florida. There.