The Wrong BettorDr. Pennell just wants his son back home. But Crain Dalton discovers the mob wants the boy to entertain the bigshots by playing a virtual reality game for the ultimate stakes -- his own life.Even doctors with a trunk of hidden cash suffer when their teenage son hangs out at the local casino and takes a hooker for a girlfriend. A nice, suburban gal who will act out your most perverted fantasies.Can Crain find Don Pennell in time to save him?In craps, a wrong bettor puts their money down on Don't Pass and Don't Come. Most gamblers hate wrong bettors for bringing bad luck to the table, because wrong bettors win when everybody else loses.In the near-future, computer games evolve to total virtual reality. Players experience an altered reality, and spectators can share the game with them.Gladiators no longer need physical, complicated arenas, stadiums, or games areas. They battle through sophisticated networks.Winner makes a boatload of cash.Loser dies.While crime bosses, politicians, and the idle rich watch . . . and place their bets.In The Wrong Bettor we see the future of the economic decay of the recession, combined with high tech advances -- not pretty.Unavailable for over 30 years, until now, The Wrong Bettor originally appeared in the Archon Program Book, July 1983.It comes with two free bonuses:1. Behind the Scenes of The Copper Quarter and The Wrong Bettor, an original article about these two Crain Dalton stories.2. First 13 chapters of the contemporary dark fantasy thriller novel Virgin Blood by Richard Stooker.Therefore, scroll up, and click the buy button & get started today!
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August 21, 2012
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