Author: Jason Ryan
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762767995
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In the late 1970s and early '80s, a cadre of freewheeling, Southern pot smugglers lived at the crossroads of Miami Vice and a Jimmy Buffett song. These irrepressible adventurers unloaded nearly a billion dollars worth of marijuana and hashish through the eastern seaboard’s marshes. Then came their undoing: Operation Jackpot, one of the largest drug investigations ever and an opening volley in Ronald Reagan’s War on Drugs. In Jackpot, author Jason Ryan takes us back to the heady days before drug smuggling was synonymous with deadly gunplay. During this golden age of marijuana trafficking, the country’s most prominent kingpins were a group of wayward and fun-loving Southern gentlemen who forsook college educations to sail drug-laden luxury sailboats across the Mediterranean, the Atlantic, and the Caribbean. Les Riley, Barry Foy, and their comrades eschewed violence as much as they loved pleasure, and it was greed, lust, and disaster at sea that ultimately caught up with them, along with the law. In a cat-and-mouse game played out in exotic locations across the globe, the smugglers sailed through hurricanes, broke out of jail and survived encounters with armed militants in Colombia, Grenada and Lebanon. Based on years of research and interviews with imprisoned and recently released smugglers and the law enforcement agents who tracked them down, Jackpot is sure to become a classic story from America's controversial Drug Wars. “The adventures, the long-gone economy, and the sting that ultimately brought them down and changed US drug policy are meticulously documented and lucidly spun…. Part New Yorker feature-part Jimmy Buffet song. . . . The result is adventuresome, lavish, informative fun.” —GQ “[A] rollicking story, Ryan manages to pack in one amusing tale after another.... Jackpot is a rip-roaring good read.” —Charleston City Paper “High times on the high seas: Investigative reporter Ryan recounts the glory days of dope smuggling and their terrible denouement.... A well-told tale of true crime that provides a few good arguments for why it should not be a crime at all.” —Kirkus Reviews “Reads like an international thriller. . . . chock-a-block with hilarious and hair-raising anecdotes of fast times.” —New York Journal of Books “[A] thoroughly researched account of Operation Jackpot, the drug investigation that ended the reign of South Carolina’s ‘gentlemen smugglers,’.... Ryan recreates the era with a vivid, sun-drenched intensity.” —Publishers Weekly


Author: Gordon Korman
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545633494
Size: 69.66 MB
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The sixth installment in the Swindle series, in which The Man With The Plan gets a new rival . . . and the search for a missing lottery ticket becomes a hunt of epic proportions. JACKPOT: the top prize in a game or lottery; a sensational and unexpected success, stroke of luck, windfall, bounty, pay day . . . What would you do with $30,000,000? That's the question everyone in Cedarville and every town near it is asking, because right now there's an unclaimed lottery ticket worth that much -- and the money will go to whomever finds it first. Griffin Bing, The Man With The Plan, wants to be the lucky winner. But he's got competition. Darren Vader, Griffin's number-one enemy, will stop at nothing to find it. And a new kid in town, Victor Phoenix, is also in on the big hunt. He's got an advantage that Griffin would have never guessed: Griffin's own friends are helping Victor out. But why? Griffin's going to need a lot of help -- from a rowdy Doberman, a completely strange invention, and a very random set of wheels -- to hit this jackpot and win his friends back.


Author: Tarvis El Alberty
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
ISBN: 1609762185
Size: 35.99 MB
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In this gripping profile of Eugene Bulgarino, author Tarvis El Alberty takes the reader on a fascinating journey into the world of a unique Robin Hood-type of hustler, whose schemes were humorous at their the core. Eugene was a key figure in the largest slot machine casino heist in history. Along with his accomplice - a man the FBI named "The Genius" - Eugene took Las Vegas for millions. Jackpot: The Story of Eugene Bulgarino covers Eugene's early years and his gift for hustling, which eventually caught the attention of noted Mafia associates and union bosses. Eugene became a stand-up man and was known as "one of the best" sports handicappers of his time. His reputation, covered by various television shows about mob criminals, is legendary, as Jackpot reflects in its engaging, informative and riveting pages. About the Author: Tarvis El Alberty is a commercial truck driver, screenwriter, and independent film producer. He enjoys history, poetry, and current events, and lives in Phoenix, Arizona. He began writing ten years ago, and is currently working on various screenplays, film and book projects. Publisher's website: http: //www.sbpra.com/TarvisElAlberty

Bit The Jackpot

Author: Erin McCarthy
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780425212134
Size: 73.14 MB
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Tired of keeping tabs on his boss's wife and her female entourage, vampire Seamus Fox, the campaign manager for the Vampire Nation presidential candidate, finds himself falling for the enigmatic Cara Kim, a sultry but shy stripper who dances behind a screen to hide her identity. By the author of High Stakes. Original. 30,000 first printing.


Author: James F. Fixx
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: 9780394508993
Size: 55.15 MB
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The author's entertaining account of the effects of his celebrity status recalls his encounters with the media, fans, financial advisors, and his struggle to preserve his sanity and maintain a normal life


Author: Bill Pronzini
Publisher: Speaking Volumes
ISBN: 1612320929
Size: 31.80 MB
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Bill Pronzini's “Nameless Detective”—the San Francisco-based, Italian-American, slightly overweight, thoroughly charming favorite of mystery aficionados, whose name is never revealed—returns with one of his cleverest, most intense cases. Why would a successful, good-looking young man, who had just won two hundred thousand dollars at a Lake Tahoe casino, kill himself? That's the question Nameless asks himself when he finds a friend's brother dead--an apparent suicide, was more than luck involved in his windfall? Or was his good fortune reason enough for murder? The investigation takes Nameless in­side the seamy and dangerous world of high-stakes gambling and mob-run casinos—and into the middle of a com­plex scam that has left at least one man in his grave, with others, including Nameless, odds-on favorites to follow.

Jackpot Frequency Playbook

Author: Jaq Roth
Publisher: eBookIt.com
ISBN: 1456607626
Size: 80.80 MB
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Many lottery players fathom their own tickets, but the fact remains 70% of all jackpot winners quick pick the elusive 6! Weekly draws generate on average 92 rollovers with 10 winners a year, but when you study the decades of bi-weekly draws there's a subtle frequency that links positions as mostly five and six ball matches. The Jackpot Frequency Playbook enables both novice and serious gamer to discover the ambiguity of play pools, extract all the winning numbers, reconfigure every 6 of 6 and 5 + 1 or 2 match possibility and once all the dots begin to connect, the game rules change, the win attitude shifts, the pools multiple, and the odds reduce to the right side of possible. If you bet the lottery as six choices from one or two pools there's every chance you could match a jackpot once in a lifetime, but if you bet six balls as six pools there's an even greater possibility you will match it twice a year! The Jackpot Frequency Playbook exploits position frequencies from seven of the most popular and challenging lotteries on the planet and explains how, where and when the 5 and 6 and 7 numbers link often consecutively, sometimes monthly, every game played, each year drawn. Nothing compares as this aligned frequency propelled with ecstatic efficiency quadruples the probability of matching multiple wins and becomes the tool for interpreting the otherwise unfathomable ways of pick 6 jackpots. The Jackpot Frequency Playbook is like nothing else before!

50 Poker Hand Bunker Busters

Author: Peter Julius Sloan
Publisher: Sloans Book Press
ISBN: 145374990X
Size: 52.68 MB
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This book will take you through an extremely tight set of starting standards to be able to win the Poker Room Jackpot. The author Peter Sloan starts his readers off with a set of guidelines to play nothing less than trip's or better. Almost all of the straight draws are played with at least a top pair in your hand or a double draw, trying to make both a straight and flush at the same time. We go over briefly how to turn a flush or straight draw into the jackpot hand with a straight flush. After waiting in for our up and down straight draw our reader is surprised to find out that he has made a straight flush and not only that beat four of a kind and won the jackpot. The last section of the book we start almost all of our hands with a set and when our hand improves to four of a kind and we beat out a lower four of a kind our reader wins the Bad Beat Jackpot and goes home with ten's of thousands of dollars.


Author: Lainey Bancroft
Publisher: Siren-BookStrand
ISBN: 160601319X
Size: 53.22 MB
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[BookStrand Contemporary Romance] The odds of developing the committed relationship she longs for with Las Vegas playboy, Lucas Smyth, are a long shot Casino Niagara security supervisor, Cassidy Malone, wouldn't take even if she were a betting girl. But life has dealt her enough bad hands lately. She feels entitled to indulge in the lavish attention Lucas offers. While Cassidy investigates the unfamiliar pleasures of no-strings sex, Lucas investigates her! When her heart starts straying with her hormones, will she be able to forgive him for discovering facts that cause her to lose her job? Falling in love is the most high-stakes game she's ever played, but if she risks it all, could she hit the jackpot? ** A BookStrand Mainstream Romance


Author: Karla Oceanak
Publisher: Bailiwick Press
ISBN: 1934649511
Size: 23.40 MB
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When a warm March day beckons Aldo and his best friend, Jack, outdoors to their fort under the giant pine tree, stick-in-the-mud Aldo gets, well, stuck in the mud. As they dig Aldo’s sneakers out from the embankment, they unearth a humungous bone, which rock-hound Jack believes to be a dinosaur fossil from the Jurassic period. Their hilarious quest to figure out the bone’s origin and value takes them to the nearby university, the local pawn shop, the famous dino dig site a few hours away, and finally, over spring break, to Dinosaur National Monument. Meanwhile, Aldo discovers the Indiana Jones movies, writes a book report on Journey to the Center of the Earth, starts in on a jumbo jawbreaker, and tolerates Bee, whose newfound passion for journalism could make or break him. This tenth installment in an A-to-Z alphabet series also includes a glossary of fun and challenging “J words,” such as juju, jocular and jinx.