Jeff Mariotte

Las Vegas: High Stakes Game

Publisher: Pocket Books

Date: December 5, 2007

Pages: 400

ISBN: 9781416588832

Series: Las Vegas

Summer. The Montecito has been demolished, and its tight-knit staff has been similarly dismantled, scattered to the four winds.

Big Ed and Nessa find intrigue in London, as they try to solve the mystery of her father’s fate….

While running his dad’s construction company, Danny learns that his ex-fiancée Mary is in danger, and takes it upon himself to do something about it….

Mike is working at a rival casino, but when he uncovers a suspicious plot afoot, he finds himself becoming the boy who cried wolf….

Delinda takes on the challenge of managing an exclusive nightclub, but her tempestuous relationship with a pro football player causes unforeseen troubles….

And Sam scrambles to reestablish her reputation (and her bank account).

Find out everything you missed during the long hot summer when Danny and his friends struggled to go their separate ways.

(Available in mass-market paperback only.)

Note 1: At the end of Season Two of the NBC TV series, The Montecito was destroyed. At the beginning of Season Three, a new Montecito had been built, over a span of what the series said was six months. Gary Scott Thompson, the show’s creator, wanted a novel that explained what the series characters had been doing during the six-month interim. Working together, Gary and I came up with the broad strokes of each character’s story, and I wrote the book. It’s almost unheard of for a TV show to refer back to events described in a tie-in novel, but Gary made sure that some of the events in the novel were mentioned on-air.

Note 2: This novel won the Scribe Award, presented by the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers, for Best Original Novel – General.

(Available in mass-market paperback only.)

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