One-time professional gambler Scott Crane hasn′t returned to Las Vegas, or held a hand of cards, in ten years. But troubling nightmares about a strange poker game he once attended on a houseboat on Lake Mead -- a contest he believed he walked away from a big winner -- are drawing him back to the... show more
One-time professional gambler Scott Crane hasn′t returned to Las Vegas, or held a hand of cards, in ten years. But troubling nightmares about a strange poker game he once attended on a houseboat on Lake Mead -- a contest he believed he walked away from a big winner -- are drawing him back to the magical city. Because the mythic game did not end that night in 1969. And the price of his winnings was his soul. And now a pot far more strange and perilous than he ever could imagine depends on the turning of a card.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: October 1st 1993
Pages no: 535
Edition language: English
Series: Fault Lines (#1)
Last Call by Tim Powers Book Reaction (not a full review) Last Call is a weird little alternate history that mixes poker with tarot. My ability to enjoy this book was probably impeded by the fact that the last time I played poker was in the fifth grade (we played for mechanical pencils), and ba...
Former professional poker player Scott Crane's life is falling apart, having just lost his wife and been on a beer binge, when aspects of his past have come back to haunt him. Specifically, a bizarre card game twenty years before where he may have lost his soul. But what do his foster father and f...
One of my favorite Powers books. Great story set in Las Vegas with lots of real-world-mysticism and some history of the city to boot. Based on legends of a Fisher King, and uses the chaos and luck surrounding vegas in new and unusual ways. (When the smoke at a poker table pools towards the middle an...
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