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By Chris Ewan

Chris Ewan's The reliable Thief's advisor to Vegas is the subsequent caper in a sequence that is being referred to as "impressive… comic…fresh" (Publishers Weekly--starred review).

Charlie Howard is not just a part-time crime author and part-time thief; he is additionally a magician. For his subsequent trick, he will relieve Josh Masters, the recognized illusionist vying for the affections of Charlie's agent Victoria, of a fortune in on line casino chips stashed in his resort secure. Revenge will be sweet―if there were not a useless redhead floating in Masters' tub and Masters himself hadn't simply disappeared in a gasp of smoke after dishonest at roulette. confident that Charlie is in at the rip-off, the casino's proprietors provide him an very unlikely undertaking: pull off an problematic heist to reimburse the home for each buck his "accomplice" made off with, or take pleasure in a one-way journey into the desert.

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Any success? ” she requested. “Not up to now. You? ” She confirmed me her gloved hand and commenced to count number off her findings on her hands and thumb. “One lodge stationery set and pen—nothing extra special. One resort visitor details folder—no markings. One answering machine—no messages. One fax computing device and printer—nada. decks of Fifty-Fifty on line casino cards—all playing cards current and proper. One deck of MGM Grand on line casino cards—ditto. ” “You counted all the cards? ” “I used to be being thorough. ” “No kidding. move on. ” She drew an audible breath. “The kitchen cabinets and drawers comprise the standard crockery and cutlery. The refrigerator is stocked like the mini-bar in our rooms and every little thing suits the contents card, other than that he has six bottles of Mountain Dew and the entire bottle caps are lacking. ” “Aha,” I acknowledged, and tossed the pastime craft set onto the bedcovers. “I imagine it’s secure to imagine that Ricks used to be correct and Josh relatively did make that dummy chip-holder. ” Victoria reached for the craft set. She opened the card flap at one finish and eased out the plastic tray containing the paints and brushes. “There are a few pots missing,” she informed me. “Purple and lilac, by means of any probability? ” “There’s no crimson or lilac the following. ” She placed the craft set again jointly back and resealed the field. “Did you discover anything? ” “Nothing of use. ” “Terrific. ” Victoria transferred her realization to the bedside cupboard and collected the paperback e-book beside the water glass. Now that I gave the publication my recognition, i'll see that it was once a biography of Harry Houdini. The jacket featured a daring photo of a tender Houdini donning a clinic straitjacket, suspended the other way up from a excessive crane, with the upturned faces of a tremendous crowd concentrated upon him. His identify blazed out from above his ft in a stylized yellow font, like an outdated vaudeville express poster. Victoria grew to become the booklet in her palms and skim the flap reproduction. “There is one other room lets check,” she acknowledged, attempting to act informal. i peeked towards the rest room door and a shudder ran via me. “I don’t imagine that’s a good suggestion. ” “It didn’t sound to me as if you spent very lengthy in there. ” “I bet i used to be a bit distracted via the corpse doing breast-stroke within the Jacuzzi bath. ” “There can be anything in there, although. think if she used to be a suicide. There may be a word. ” “Unlikely. ” “But attainable. ” She grew to become to front of the Houdini biography and fanned the 1st few pages. “Take it,” I informed her. “Excuse me? ” “The ebook. for those who love it, you might want to take it. ” Victoria set the booklet down onto the bedside cupboard. She raised her nostril within the air, taking a look very prim abruptly. “No, thanks. ” “But it’s whatever you’d prefer to learn? ” I pressed. “It pursuits you? ” “Perhaps if I observed it in a book shop. ” “So take it. ” “I’m not likely to simply take it, Charlie. ” I propped my elbows at the mattress and my chin on my hands. “Why no longer? ” “Because. ” “Because it’s stealing? glance, it doesn’t look as though Josh may be returning for it in a rush. And except it occurs to be past due from the Nevada kingdom Library, I’d say it’s a win-win scenario for you.

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