Author: Jim Thompson
Original language: English
Mitch Corley has a girlfriend with expensive tastes and a ruthless wife who refuses to become an “ex” without major compensation. He needs big money and he needs it fast. Which makes Texas Mitch’s natural destination, since nowhere are rich men more inclined to stake huge sums on a roll of the dice. The only problem is that Texans are sore losers–and they have cruel and ingenious ways of getting back at anyone who cheats them. Texas by the Tailis a high-spirited, sexy, and ingeniously plotted novel of the grifting life, by a writer who is a virtual encyclopedia of the con, the scam, and the double cross.