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By A. P Domoriad

ISBN-10: 0080136737

ISBN-13: 9780080136738

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The secret is to stay on higher cards than your opponents do. I play if I hold the following combinations, but if two of the cards are exposed, I fold. I stay if only one is exposed, with the exception noted below. WHAT TO STAY ON (1) A-A, A-K, A-Q, A-J, A-10, K-A, K-K, K-Q, K-J, K-10, Q-A, Q-K, Q-Q, Q-J, Q-10, J-A, J-K, J-Q, J-J, J-10, 10-A, 10-K, 10-Q, 10-J, 10-10. I also stay on (2) A-9, A-8, A-7, A-6, A-5, A-4, A-3, A-2, K-9, K-8, K-7, K-6, K-5, K-4, K-3, K-2. But fold if one Ace or one King is exposed.

Sure as hell did. ' 'That's a hell of a remark about his mother,' I protested. Chic laughed. The idiot made a funny noise in his throat. 'Mother, my ass,' said Chic. ' 'Then that must be his actress friend,' I said. The idiot was talking some gibberish. ' I angrily asked Chic, who could understand him. 'He says the red-head ain't no actress. She's a whore. ' 'Monty will break your goddamned necks,' I cursed at them and walked away just as Monty entered the back way. He greeted us cheerfully and comerred with Sandy a few moments, then asked me to come back to his study.

Ling and I were drinking scotch and soda in the Hong Kong Hotel cocktail room and watching the beautiful and well-dressed Chinese women in their long coloured silk gowns, some split above the knee. ' I asked. 'Well, no,' he said with some hesitation. ' Clearly it was up to me to show myself all-wise and all-powerful. I promised Ling to procure him a look-see, and to that end we set out upon my first assignment, surely a curious one for the foreign adviser in ciphers and counterespionage for the government in Chungking.

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