When Teddy Sergeant met Sid, he had no idea how Sid's "special training" would affect his career as a poker player or private investigator. Preparing for and competing in the World Series of Poker is a major undertaking. Doing so while investigating a murder might be impossible for a lesser man.
The arrest of is his best friend Phil D'Angelo causes Teddy to cut short the training arranged by Sid. It also allows Teddy to meet Fiona Rourke, a beautiful woman and reluctant defense attorney. The one-time playboy is smitten by the lovely Fiona and begins a quest to win her heart, solve the case, and win poker bracelets. His past nemesis Arturo Morales, serving time in Ely prison, orchestrates a different scenario.
Friend and co-conspirator Detective Gil Roberts helps Teddy in his attempt to prove Phil D'Angelo innocent of all charges. Politics and personal ambition provide obstacles to finding the truth. The investigation becomes much more than a simple manslaughter case as it escalates into an international story involving jurisdictions and various law enforcement agencies. Teddy and Fiona continue to develop a relationship as our hero sets his sights on winning the World Series of Poker.
With twists and turns that keep appearing, this story of romance, mystery, intrigue, and courtroom drama will hold the reader's interest and contribute to sleepless nights.