Poker brought Jack Wolf fame and fortune. A world-class case of tilt – poker slang for coming completely unhinged – landed him in the federal pen. On the inside he has plenty of time to deepen his conviction that like poker, life is a game governed by heartless odds.
Wolf’s wildest thoughts about the game are personified in Ergo Hentz, the world’s richest man and a poker playing megalomaniac complete with a subhuman sidekick. Hentz holds Wolf personally responsible for preventing him from achieving his dream of a world poker championship. To get his way – a higher-than-high-stakes heads up game against Wolf – Hentz is willing to take the world hostage.
It’s an offbeat challenge that leads Wolf to an anything-but-chance reunion with his ex-wife. From the penitentiary to the White House, to the far out worlds of clandestine government programs and global jihad, guided along the way by a straight shooting, chain smoking French enchantress who loves freedom, rock and roll, poetry, and hamburgers, Wolf does his best to keep a poker face and play every hand he’s dealt.
Citizen Tilt is an irreverent, satirical, and rambunctious no-limit look at a world where everyone is gambling at stakes they can’t possibly afford.
I have to say, Citizen Tilt is the best book I’ve read this year. Well done you fine son-of-a-bitch. Honest to Christ I laughed out loud.
Unsolicited email from a friend of the author, January 16, 2016
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