When small-time bookie Chuck Holiday tries to collect from one last
deadbeat gambler before he closes his business forever, his retirement
plans are chewed up by a couple of disobedient pit bulls. Instead of
going straight and taking advantage of an offer to play professional
basketball overseas, Chuck ends up indirectly involved in the bloody
death of an Irish crime boss's nephew.
In this inventive crime
thriller, Chuck and his palm-reader girlfriend navigate San Francisco's
seedy underbelly and pull their own scam on the mob boss and a couple of
ruthless Chinatown gangsters, who also have an interest in the dead
About the author:
Tim Reardon has taught writing at St. Ignatius College Prep in
San Francisco for the past twenty-five years. He lives in the Ashbury
Heights neighborhood with his wife Gina and his three daughters: Kate,
Claire, and Lizzy, and their border
collie, Annie. PART OF THE GAME is his second novel. The first, SHADOW LESSONS, was published in 2010.