The Cooke Agency

Robin Spano
Death Plays Poker (Book 2: Clare Vengel series)


Death Plays Poker by Robin SpanoWorld class poker players are being strangled in their hotel rooms. One undercover officer is already dead, and Clare is sent in to find the killer.

Her cover role? A trust fund princess who thinks the poker tour is a better idea than college. Clare prefers to wear jeans and get her hands dirty, but posing as Tiffany gains her quick access to the inner circle and attracts the attentions of Noah—a dark stranger with a hidden agenda of his own.

Clare soon learns that there’s no one she can trust. Her handlers doubt her every move—she has to fight to keep her job—and everyone she meets is a liar for a living. Her head begins to spin with all the stories she has running and her cover gets blown from two directions.

As more victims lose their lives to the cunning Poker Choker, Clare wonders if her handlers are right: Should she pack it in and go home to a dull life as a beat cop? Or will she find the killer, prove her worth, and keep casinos safe for family-friendly fun?

Praise for Robin Spano’s Dead Politician Society:

“Dead Politician Society [is a] fast-paced, readable debut. Spano spins an intriguing web...Dead Politician Society is a page-turner.” —Quill & Quire

“I am glad this is geared to be a series. I look forward to the second installment.” —FNORD Incorporated

“A great addition to the mystery genre … [s]mart and well-written … [f]or true lovers of the genre, Dead Politician Society will become a must-read.” —That's What She Read

“The mystery maintains its suspense until the very end, and the ultimate denouement is a deliciously twisted surprise.” —The Bookish Type

Genre/Category: Mystery
Publication Date: Fall 2011

North American rights, ECW Press

For all other rights contact The Cooke Agency.

Robin Spano   Robin Spano grew up in Toronto, studied physics in New Brunswick, then traveled North America on her motorcycle. She met her husband while working as a waitress, and helped him run his Toronto pool room until they moved to Vancouver. Her favourite hobbies are snowboarding, playing poker, and boating.

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