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Simon Pulse, Sep 2, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 208 pages
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"You know how they say you can't climb out of a hole till you hit bottom?"

"Yeah?"

"I'm trying to find the bottom."


At seventeen, Denn Doyle isn't old enough to gamble legally, but thanks to his talent for reading tells, he's made a fortune -- and along the way, he's upset some of the most notorious Texas holdem players in Las Vegas, including Artie Kingston, who had already lost his nightclub to Denn. But now Denn's luck has run out and he's just about broke. His only chance is a million-dollar, winner-take-all tournament at Artie's new casino, but Denn can't play unless he comes up with the $10,000 entry fee. Denn's future all comes down to one hand of poker.

National Book Award-winning author Pete Hautman introduced Denn Doyle in No Limit, of which School Library Journal said, "Fast paced and powerfully delivered...as taut and suspenseful as a high-stakes game." Here he deals another hand of love, luck, and greed in the high-stakes world of poker.

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User Review  - KbookB - LibraryThing

Denn Doyle recently owned a restaurant that he couldn't even buy a drink in. Now, at seventeen, he is putting his poker skills and fake ID to the test in Las Vegas. After proving that he has the ... Read full review

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User Review  - ohioyalibrarian - LibraryThing

You learn a lot about Texas Hold-um poker in this book: about reading tells, pocket pairs and lots of interesting poker terminology and strategy. You also get a picture of what high stakes vegas style ... Read full review

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Pete Hautman is the author of Godless, which won the National Book Award, and many other critically acclaimed books for teens and adults, including Blank Confession, All-In, Rash, No Limit, Invisible, and Mr. Was, which was nominated for an Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America. Pete lives in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Visit him at PeteHautman.com.

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