In his usual hard-edged prose, for which he is internationally famous, bestselling novelist Jack Engelhard (Indecent Proposal) draws us into the mind of a compulsive gambler in a work stunningly brilliant and original, and seductively readable. Compulsive is a journey through today, with issues as current as the morning paper, brought to the fore by characters as timeless as the Bible. All this processed through a mind addicted to gambling as surely as others are addicted to heroin. A brisk read by one of America's most accomplished authors... not to be missed. Jack Engelhard, the last of the Hemingways, is a writer without peer and the conscience of us all.
About the Author:
Contemporaries have hailed novelist Jack Engelhard as "the last Hemingway" and of being "a writer without peer and the conscience of us all." The New York Times commended the economy of his prose... "precise, almost clinical language." His bestselling novel Indecent Proposal made him internationally famous as the foremost chronicler of moral dilemmas and of topics dealing with temptation. Works that followed won him an even greater following, such as Escape From Mount Moriah, his book of memoirs that won awards for writing and for film. Engelhard writes a weekly column for the Washington Times. His website: www.jackengelhard.com