Everybody's going nuts over the Biggest Slot Machine in the World. Octogenarian skinflint Elmore Joad thinks it will attract enough "suckers" to put his aging Mother Lode Hotel and Casino back in the black, especially since he's had the giant slot rigged never to hit the $1 million dollar jackpot. Part time guitarist and full time slot cheat Darryl "the Wire" Miller wants to beat the big machine in the worst way, and if he plays his cards right he may get Kitty Carson, Reno's best card mechanic, to help him do it. Then there's Gaming cop Jaime Gabrón, who's stalking the suspicious slot and Elmore Joad like a sun-baked refried Columbo. The only guys in town not interested in the big machine are the two hit men Joad hired to kill his sexy wife Daisy, but then they have some special plans of their own . . .
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About the Author
Michael Schulkins was born and raised in California, and although he has checked out repeatedly, he has of course been unable to leave. He lives with the love of his life in a classic mid-century modern house in Silicon Valley, just an iPhone’s throw from Apple Galactic Headquarters. Michael attended several universities and eventually emerged with two degrees in physics, one in music composition, and minors in math, political science, philosophy, and poker. He subsequently spent twenty years teaching physics, and now writes full time. His novels include the comic crime capers Mother Lode and Sting Suite, and the out-of-this-world political satires Beltway and Up A Tree: A Jobs and Plunkitt Galactic Adventure. All of Michael's books will give you a good laugh, but they'll also make you stop and think.