Death In The Desert
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Death In The Desert

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by Cathy Scott
     
 

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Multi-millionaire Ted Binion, son and heir to the estate of cowboy gangster and gambler Benny Binion who helped mold Las Vegas, was found dead in his million-dollar home on September 17, 1998. Binion�s girlfriend, a one-time exotic dancer, and her lover, Rick Tabish, a contractor from Missoula, Montana, both were convicted of killing Binion by forcing him to…  See more details below

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Multi-millionaire Ted Binion, son and heir to the estate of cowboy gangster and gambler Benny Binion who helped mold Las Vegas, was found dead in his million-dollar home on September 17, 1998. Binion�s girlfriend, a one-time exotic dancer, and her lover, Rick Tabish, a contractor from Missoula, Montana, both were convicted of killing Binion by forcing him to swallow a mixture of black tar heroin and the sedative Xanax. Death in the Desert: The Ted Binion Homicide Case takes you inside this incredible case surrounded by drugs, gambling, mobsters, and a $14 million silver stash. It explores whether it was murder, as the prosecution contended, or an accidental overdose, as the defense claimed. The book includes never-before-seen historical photos of the Binion family.

Editorial Reviews

Barney Frank
The book includes never-before-seen historical photos of the Binion family.
Geoff Schumacher
... Lively and informative.
Steve Miller
'Death in the Desert' by Cathy Scott is professionally written, objective, and not favoring either the prosecution or the defense.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781588205322
Publisher:
AuthorHouse
Publication date:
12/20/2000
Pages:
322
Sales rank:
1,085,015
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.72(d)

Meet the Author

Thank you for visiting my Barnes & Noble page! I'm currently finishing my eighth book, this one about the 1990 contract murder of George Kogan on an Upper East Side Manhattan street in broad daylight. Fast-forward nearly 20 years, and just last week Barbara Kogan, his estranged wife at the time, admitted to hiring a hit man to have her husband gunned down. Look for that book early next year.

In the meantime, check out my other books and also watch for a third edition of The Killing of Tupac Shakur and a second edition of The Murder of Biggie Smalls. Thanks again for stopping by! --Cathy

Cathy Scott is an award-winning journalist and true crime author based in Las Vegas and San Diego. You can find out more about this author by visiting her web site at cathyscott dot com.

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