I found The Card Sharp to be a thoroughly enjoyable read that keeps you in suspense until the very end. Readers familiar with Chicago, Minneapolis, New Orleans, and Mississippi river towns will enjoy the references to many local landmarks in this engaging story. Robert Stein, former Executive Director of the American Bar Association Bob Gust retains a remarkably sure hand marked by smooth word-flow spinning an intriguing tale. Liars Dice was a fine debut. The Card Sharp proves it was no fluke. Gust is a marvelously gifted writer. Dwight Hobbes, Twin Cities Daily Planet, Mpls/St. Paul Magazine
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Bob Gust's Liars Dice (Syren Book Company, 2005) introduced a surefire pen, engaging with fluid, image-rich immediacy. Gust's stock in trade is page-turning entertainment, cover to cover, and The Card Sharp (North Star Press of St. Cloud, 2011) proves Liars Dice was no fluke. The truism dictates: Write what you know. Accordingly, Bob Gust of Kretch & Gust PLLC, Counselors and Attorneys at Law, crafts stories with lawyers as his protagonists. Lawyers, moreover, who are considerably more interesting than the Jaguar-sporting, country-club lounging stereotype getting paid ungodly sums just for being slicker than the next shyster. His legal eagles are decent, everyday folk who work hard for a living they just happen to do it by practicing law. At the center of The Card Sharp is Amy Prescott who finds herself sent on a dull-as-dishwater case, one that doesn t involve murder or some high-profile scandal. But, marshalling her resources with more resignation than resolve, gets to the bottom of a barge line on the verge of losing its insurance coverage. Don t start snoring yet. From the outset, Gust's storytelling ability has you following Prescott and her developing situation like a movie. So much so that it's not recommended for reading on the bus you're liable to get so wrapped up that you miss your stop. However, sitting down with popcorn and soda (or trail-mix and juice, depending on how worried you are about your waistline) wouldn't be a bad idea. --Dwight Hobbes, TC Daily Planet September 26, 2011
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Descripción North Star Press of Saint Cloud Inc. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Good. Book has a small amount of wear visible on the binding, cover, pages. Nº de ref. de la librería G0878394281I3N00
Descripción North Star Pr of St Cloud. Paperback. Estado de conservación: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Nº de ref. de la librería 2793398074