Bill Pronzini's "Nameless Detective"-the San Francisco-based, Italian-American, slightly overweight, thoroughly charming favorite of mystery aficionados, whose name is never revealed-returns with one of his cleverest, most intense cases. Why would a successful, good-looking young man, who had just won two hundred thousand dollars at a Lake Tahoe casino, kill himself? That's the question Nameless asks himself when he finds a friend's brother dead--an apparent suicide, was more than luck involved in his windfall? Or was his good fortune reason enough for murder? The investigation takes Nameless inside the seamy and dangerous world of high-stakes gambling and mob-run casinos-and into the middle of a complex scam that has left at least one man in his grave, with others, including Nameless, odds-on favorites to follow. "A skilled writer working at the top of his ability." -Denver Post--This text refers to the Paperback edition.