Lord Doyle is a gambler, a big gambler.He is a former lawyer with an unsavory past who has reinvented himself in Macau as a kid glove wearing “white ghost”. This story is about money and morality and it is very sly. So sly in fact that if you blink you might miss it. Lawrence Osbourne introduces some artfully memorable characters in the form of Grandma, an older gambling, wronged wife who prefers to lose and Dao-Ling, an enigmatic, spiritual country call girl. Osbourne weaves Doyle’s desperation and decadence in with the mysticism of the east and you can’t help but find yourself rooting for him at the tables, rooting for his very soul. This is a story that clicks at the end and you find yourself wanting to turn back to the first page. “At midnight on Mondays,…” Just don’t blink.

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