Texas by the Tail by Jim Thompson

By Jim Thompson

Mitch Corley has a female friend with dear tastes and a ruthless spouse who refuses to turn into an "ex" with no significant repayment. He wishes immense funds and he wishes it quick. Which makes Texas Mitch's normal vacation spot, given that nowhere are wealthy males extra susceptible to stake large sums on a roll of the cube. the one challenge is that Texans are sore losers--and they've got merciless and creative methods of having again at an individual who cheats them.

Texas via the Tail is a high-spirited, attractive, and ingeniously plotted novel of the grifting existence, by means of a author who's a digital encyclopedia of the con, the rip-off, and the double cross.

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