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Drawing Dead: A Rick Redman Mystery (Paperback)
Lawyer Rick Redman decides it is time to make a career change. Murder can do that to a guy. A beautiful woman offering a substantial cash retainer makes it seem like a good idea too. But when he loses the cash in a poker game and he ends up in Nevada, he has no choice but to try to recoup the lost money at the World Series of Poker. And when his brother-in-law turns up dead, it becomes clear the stakes are higher than he expected.
About the Author
Once a high-school dropout, Grant McCrea is now an internationally regarded litigator. Euromoney Guide has named him one of the world's leading litigation lawyers. His principal area of practice is complex commercial litigation and arbitration, with a particular emphasis on international arbitration with Russian and Eastern European companies. Originally from Montreal, he now lives in New York City.
"Combine the World Series of Poker in Vegas, a mysterious client with legs that go on forever, and a lawyer-turned-PI who's obsessed with the aromas lingering in every cab he takes, and you have author Grant McCrea's Drawing Dead. . . . The storytelling is fast-moving, the rapid-fire dialogue is tinged with noir humour and the insights behind playing that elusively perfect poker hand are entertaining and obsessive."
— The Hamilton Spectator
“[The character of] Redman, for all his flaws, has a soul that he has not sold to anybody. Maybe that is what makes him fascinating . . .”
— Edmonton Journal
“The dialogue snaps and the characters click.”
— The Globe and Mail