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Karl Patterson, someday baseball card broker with out obvious technique of aid, does not get alongside all that good together with his father, even if he lives within the visitor apartment of his dad's property at the Palos Verdes Peninsula close to l. a. lease loose. So he's stunned while Richard Patterson, who's founder and CEO of a profitable software program corporation known as Dionysus, asks for his support to figure out no matter if the quantity 2 guy of Dionysus, Ned Mackay, has a playing challenge. maybe for the reason that Karl may well or is probably not a compulsive gambler, himself, looking on whom you ask.

Richard assigns his government assistant, the unique and bold Arrow, to paintings with Karl. She looks to have a few blood from each ethnic workforce you could identify, and the easiest of every. She is helping Karl connect to Ned, and Karl wangles a call for participation to fly with him to San Francisco, which brings up the query of what Ned's courting is to James Buchanan, a confusing one who likes puzzles, runs what seems to be an unlawful playing on line casino, and is CEO of a San Francisco conglomerate that owns a section of virtually every thing worthy owning.

Before Karl could make any growth, Ned is located lifeless in San Francisco with cocaine in his motor vehicle. Karl is wondered via the San Francisco police, and now reveals himself attempting to verify what occurred to Ned, and what impact it will have on his father and Dionysus. questions about James stay, simply because he turns out to wish to realize keep watch over of Dionysus, and will aid Karl purchase a dear baseball card.

Events retain Karl concerned lengthy after his father desires him out. earlier than he is via, he will be a widespread flyer among L.A. and San Francisco, with sidetrips to Scotland and England. he'll need to how one can paintings with Arrow, get in addition to Jacie, Richard's younger spouse, attempt to enhance his dating together with his father, and--if he desires to survive--watch his back.

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