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Swain, James

Overview
Works: 57 works in 241 publications in 2 languages and 15,032 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Suspense fiction  Occult fiction  Detective and mystery stories 
Roles: Instrumentalist
Classifications: PS3569.W225, 813.54
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Publications about James Swain
Publications by James Swain
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Most widely held works by James Swain
Mr. Lucky : a novel by James Swain( Book )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,334 libraries worldwide
A dramatic escape from a fire at a Las Vegas casino changes Ricky Smith's luck, transforming him into a major-league winner, until ex-cop Tony Valentine is hired by casino owners to prove that Ricky's winning streak is anything but kosher
Sucker bet by James Swain( Book )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,314 libraries worldwide
Ex-cop Tony Valentine heads for south Florida at the request of the security chief at Micanopy Indian Reservation Casino to uncover the crooks and hustlers who are preying on the local gamblers
The night stalker : a novel of suspense by James Swain( Book )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,302 libraries worldwide
A specialist in finding missing persons, ex-cop Jack Carpenter is stunned when he is hired by convicted serial killer Abb Smith to find Smith's grandson, only to discover that the case involves Heather Rinker, a childhood friend of Jack's own daughter
Midnight rambler : a novel of suspense by James Swain( Book )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,300 libraries worldwide
In South Florida, Jack Carpenter is infamous. He's the cop who busted the notorious serial killer Simon Skell - a the Midnight Rambler - and sacrificed his badge and marriage in the process. Haunted by the Skell case, Carpenter now works as an abduction specialist in Fort Lauderdale, reuniting families with their missing children. But the body of one of the Midnight Rambler's victims has just been uncovered - and forensic evidence suggests Carpenter jailed the wrong man. With Skell just days away from release, the tarnished hero must reopen the case that shattered his life and the lives of eight murdered women
Loaded dice : a Tony Valentine novel by James Swain( Book )
17 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,256 libraries worldwide
Possessing an innate talent for recognizing con artists and casino sharks, Tony Valentine pursues his missing son to Las Vegas, where he finds himself in a high-stakes game involving a new breed of criminal who threatens the entire city
Funny money : a mystery featuring Tony Valentine by James Swain( Book )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,080 libraries worldwide
When his ex-partner, Doyle Flanagan, is blown up by a car bomb, Tony Valentine joins the investigation to find his friend's killers and becomes embroiled in the multimillion-dollar blackjack scam that Flanagan had been trying to solve
The night monster : a novel of suspense by James Swain( Book )
12 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 1,040 libraries worldwide
Witnessing the violent kidnapping of his daughter's basketball teammate, abduction specialist Jack Carpenter recognizes the snatcher from an unsolved case and sets out to rescue the girl
Grift sense by James Swain( Book )
13 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and French and held by 996 libraries worldwide
"Meet Tony Valentine, former cop, lifelong misanthrope, and sixtysomething freelance grifter-hunter. He's also something of a legend and not just among the retirees of Palm Harbor, Florida. There isn't a pit boss from the boardwalk of Atlantic City to Las Vegas' main drag who hasn't called on Valentine to dump the grifters out with the trash."--Jacket
Dark magic by James Swain( Book )
5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 717 libraries worldwide
While hiding his membership in an underground group of psychics who predict and prevent crimes, magician Peter Warlock foresees an act of violence targeting the city and finds his efforts thwarted by a psychic cult
Shadow people by James Swain( Book )
4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 589 libraries worldwide
During a séance, psychic Peter Warlock is confronted by a group of evil spirits, beings who have the power to kidnap a person's soul. Peter is taken to another plane, where he confronts a serial killer about to claim his next victim. He soon realizes that the shadow people are connected to the serial killer, who is a member of a group of evil psychics who murdered his parents years ago. To save many lives, Peter may have to tap into a legacy that he has always dreaded--and a power that may consume him.--From publisher description
Midnight rambler a novel of suspense by James Swain( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 524 libraries worldwide
Years ago, South Florida cop Jack Carpenter beat up a murder suspect named Simon Skell, a dangerous predator with a penchant for playing the Rolling Stones' "Midnight Rambler" as he tortured young women. When Jack lost his temper, he lost his job and marriage, too; so as Skell's early release from prison draws near, the tarnished hero--now a specialist in missing-child cases--sees an opportunity to make things right. But his mission uncovers a shocking criminal conspiracy and soon Jack is trying to outwit, outrun, and outmaneuver his enemies
Deadman's poker : a novel by James Swain( Book )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 498 libraries worldwide
Murder is on the menu when cardsharp-turned-detective Tony Valentine teams up with his son to stop a conman with a grudge who is targeting the world's biggest poker tournament in Las Vegas, tangling with the Vegas mob and a killer to save the competition
The night stalker a novel of suspense by James Swain( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 446 libraries worldwide
Ex-cop Jack Carpenter is the type of guy criminals avoid, so he's surprised to receive a summons from Florida state prison's death row. Staving off his rendezvous with Old Sparky one appeal at a time, notorious serial killer Abb Smith wants Carpenter to find his grandson. Even stranger, the case involves Heather Rinker, a childhood friend of Jack's daughter. After making some bad choices in her short life, Heather now desperately needs Jack's help to save both herself and her young son from a murderer's grasp
Deadman's bluff : a novel by James Swain( Book )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 428 libraries worldwide
Cheating expert Tony Valentine and his son, Gerry, are called in to discover how blind poker player Skip DeMarco has been scamming the Las Vegas poker tournament, only to discover that their quarry is linked to some desperate and dangerous characters who will do anything to insure that he will win
The night monster by James Swain( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 317 libraries worldwide
Tough-as-nails abduction specialist Jack Carpenter is not easily spooked. But when he witnesses his daughter's college basketball teammate being violently abducted, Jack cannot suppress his horror. The kidnapper's face is one Jack recognizes from an unsolved case early in his career on the police force. With a deadly clock ticking, Jack is determined to rescue the abducted girl before it's too late
Loaded dice [a Tony Valentine novel] by James Swain( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 308 libraries worldwide
Hard-boiled ex-cop Tony Valentine has a new profession: spotting casino cheats and exposing a casino's flaws to the owners. Now, he must unravel the mystery of an amateur player impossibly raking in the dough on blackjack. However, his investigation stirs up a hornet's nest worth of problems. First of all, the suspect bears a distinct resemblance to Valentine's late wife; second, she's captured on a video surveillance tape with Valentine's lifelong enemy; third, his son Gerry is also in Las Vegas, getting lessons in illegal card-counting. Valentine now sees a new breed of criminal in Vegas, one who is not after money but, instead, is after maximum destruction of human life. It's up to Tony to stop the killings, or risk losing everything he holds dear
Sucker bet by James Swain( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 269 libraries worldwide
Tony Valentine, a retired Atlantic City cop and master of casino cheats, has the talent to spot cheats from the moment they come in off the street and begin to take part in the action. Valentine ID's his prey and moves in for the kill
The man who walked through walls by James Swain( Book )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 269 libraries worldwide
Deadman's poker by James Swain( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 240 libraries worldwide
Tony Valentine is an expert at spotting cheats. He's tossed them out of gambling casinos from Atlantic City to Monaco. But though Tony has never met a scam he couldn't crack, his son and partner, Gerry, has just walked into one with a body count. What started as a conman's deathbed confession turns into a deadly Las Vegas grudge match during the world's biggest poker tournament. While Gerry tangles with the Vegas mob, Tony enlists the aid of an aging grifter to save the tournament, and stop a blind player who's out to heist it
Dark magic by James Swain( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 232 libraries worldwide
While hiding his membership in an underground group of psychics who predict and prevent crimes, magician Peter Warlock foresees an act of violence targeting the city and finds his efforts thwarted by a psychic cult
 
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Alternative Names
Swain, James M.
スウェイン, ジェイムズ
Languages
English (172)
French (3)
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