Good Saturday all , hope you are have a great weekend . Today we are going to review one of my favorite indie authors . Welcome to POKEGIEST by Michael Phillip Cash.
Sometimes life, as well as death, is about second chances. Luckless Telly Martin doesn't have a clue. An awful gambler trying to scrape by as a professional poker player, he becomes the protégé of world famous poker champion Clutch Henderson. The only catch…Clutch is a ghost. Telly and Clutch must navigate the seedy gambling underbelly of Las Vegas learning to trust each other in order to win the elusive International Series of Poker, repair their shattered personal relationships and find redemption in this life and the hereafter.
Pokergiest is the best of both worlds . We have a ghost story but also as a story of redemption and true love. Welcome to the world poker championship where we meet Clutch Henderson. A poker champ that has chased the gold bracelet most of his life. Before he has a chance he dies and is hanging around as a ghost . He is so absorbed in his own life he can't pass on. Until the day he meets Telly Martin an unemployed computer geek , who has lost his job and is hopeless at poker . Now together they just might redeem themselves in the eyes of the ones that love them.
The author takes us on a journey into the high stakes poker world . Where you can be on top one moment and down on the luck the next. The characters are quirky and lovable and some characters from his other books make an appearance in this book. Which I loved to see, they are all so part of his books. Georgia the physic is back in this book. She is a quirky lady that I have fallen in love with. Clutch is your everyday guy that has taken advantage of the people in his life and hasn't really thought of what he is doing to them . You kind of wanted to slap him a few times and boy he was a pain in poor Telly's butt. But like all Michaels characters you will love him and will be cheering for him all the way trough the book. But really Clutch isn't the main character in the book Telly is . Tell is a unlucky guy in love with his soul mate and wants to make it for her. She lets him live his dream . He is the guy next door that is lovable and does have some faults but over all is a loving guy . Who wants to live the dream. There is a cast of supporting characters that are all connected in a way. They are all connected from the past and the present. As you read the story you will understand .
This was a fast read for me, I got caught up in the story . If fascinated me how the author used poker in the story line . You are transported to the fast paced poker world . Where fortunes are won and lost in a blink of an eye . The story moves at pretty quick pace and a lot happens in those pages . The cab scene had me giggling. There are some really fun scenes and some very poignant scenes that will actually make you tear up. You will feel for the characters that are left behind . You will also want to slap a couple also. The ending will get you , I couldn't believe it, it was a great way to end it. I loved this book , so if you want a good ghost story with redemption combined . This is the book for you check our POKERGIEST , you will enjoy it.