Balling The Jack - Frank Baldwin Reviews
Description:ISBN 0684845814 / Author: Frank Baldwin / Genre: Fiction / Betting all you have cleans the system, says young Wall Street paralegal Tom Reasons as he hands over $400 of his weekly $447 paycheck to his bookie, Toadie, in bets on baseball games. But it's the low-profile sport of ... more
Balling The Jack - Frank Baldwin ... darts that gets Tom into real trouble, in this raucous, raunchy thriller. When he loses $40,000 on the toss of a feathered sliver of steel, Tom has to outsmart Mafia loan sharks to stay in one piece. Along the way, Frank Baldwin manages to tap into the energy of ambitious, amoral, and frighteningly fascinating 20-somethings.
Newest Review: ... One day his two passions collide when a rival team offers him a bet he is too drunk to turn down - $40000 on a winner takes ... more
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by - written on 16/10/08 (Very useful, 113 readings)
Of the number of sports and activities out there to write about perhaps darts would not be my first choice. Even after years of trying to shrug off the image of fat men drinking pints it still has to be said that even though the ocky is tee total the men are still by and large not the fittest. I am partial to watching a bit of darts on the Beeb when the major titles are on offer, but reading about it? I can't imagine that there is much tension to be had describing yet another dart glancing off a rim. It was Frank Baldwin's decision to base 'Balling the Jack' around a darts game. I wonder if he has the talent to pull it off? Tom Reasons is a gambler at ... Read the complete review
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