I'm very pleased to announce that the March 2016 issue of our online book review magazine "Small Press Bookwatch" features a review of "Monday's Edition".|
Here is the review:
Small Press Bookwatch: March 2016 James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief Midwest Book Review 278 Orchard Drive, Oregon, WI 53575 The Fiction Shelf Monday's Edition Paul Lawrence Outskirts Press, Inc. 10940 S. Parker Road, #515, Parker, CO 80134 www.outskirtspress.com 9781478762713, $17.95, PB, 294pp,www.amazon.com
Martin Adams is a single man that lives in a small East Texas town. He is an IT professional - a computer expert. He works at four different banks by contract three or four days a week. That is his first passion. His second passion is gambling on college and professional football. He started betting in the early 1980's and has not stopped. Not only did he bet with bookies from his home, but he has been to Las Vegas many times in 20 years. He has bet at sports books in Vegas and played all the casino games. He finally quit going to Las Vegas and just concentrated on betting from his home. Some years he would win and some years he would lose. Martin fully explains the basics of football and betting. On opening day of the professional football season one year, he discovered an incredible secret advantage that enabled him to win any pro game he bet on. A secret so powerful, that he could not bet with any of his usual bookies - they would eventually cut off. His only choice was to return to the gambling capitols of the world - Las Vegas and Reno. He would increase his bets to the extent that could make him a multi-millionaire in one season. And that is what he did. What he did not know, that there were the many problems he would face with this choice. He also includes some history of Las Vegas, the dam, and how the 'strip' started. After several weeks, he got on the casino's 'black list', because he always won. Due to the transparency of the Internet, he came to be known as 'the man who never loses'. They could not figure it out. Word got out to casinos all over the state of Nevada. Consequently, he was banned from many casinos. He was accused of cheating and knowing the scores of games in advance (they were getting close). They would throw many roadblocks in his way, but he was able to sidestep them almost every time, due to disguising himself and the help of his friends, who would make his bets. How long can he keep it up?
With a unique combining of fantasy and gambling and the high roller world of casinos, "Monday's Edition" by Paul Lawrence is a terrifically entertaining page turner of a read from beginning to end from a consummately skilled author with a genuine knack for original storytelling. "Monday's Edition" is highly recommended for personal reading lists and community library General Fiction collections