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Queen of Spades by Michael Shou-Yung Shum

Title: Queen of Spades Author: Michael Shou-Yung Shum Published by:  Forest Avenue Press Publication date:  10 October 2017  Genre:  General Fiction, Suspense ISBN:  19424363319 Mareli's rating:  3.5 stars Recommend to:  If you have a gambling problem - stay clear. This book reveals the 'magic' of a casino and the luck of the card.  Description:  Queen of Spades  revamps the classic Pushkin fable of the same name, transplanted to a mysterious Seattle-area casino populated by a pit boss with six months to live, a dealer obsessing over the mysterious methods of an elderly customer known as the Countess, and a recovering gambler who finds herself trapped in a cultish twelve-step program. With a breathtaking climax that rivals the best Hong Kong gambling movies, Michael Shou-Yung Shum’s debut novel delivers the thrilling highs and lows that come when we cede control of our futures to the roll of the dice and the turn of a card.  Forest Avenue Press "We can never know a