Hit Me! Fighting the Las Vegas Mob by the Numbers

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ISBN-13: 9780762780723
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List price: $29.95
Publisher: Globe Pequot Press, The
Publication date: 5/7/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Las Vegas, 1970s—a golden age of Glitter Gulch corruption. Dennis Gomes--the youngest division chief in Gaming Control Board history--whipped a ragtag group of auditors into hardened, gun-slinging investigators, and shattered clichés about milquetoast accountant cops. Coming within a hair’s breadth of death more than once, Gomes capped off his tenure with the famous bust of the Stardust skim, portrayed in the book and movie Casino. In Hit Me!, there’s action to fill a dozen Scorsese films—midnight raids, heart-rending showgirl romances, and deadly double-crosses. And the cast of characters reads like a roll call of gangster lore. But no matter how much evidence Gomes uncovered, or how many witnesses and informants were bloodied, Gomes was swept aside by a political system that was dirty to its core. It took nearly three decades, but in 2007, Gomes made a date with destiny at The Family Secrets Trial--the justice system finally taking out a “hit” on the mob. In a Chicago courtroom on July 30, 2007, Gomes--a key prosecutorial witness--finally settled all scores.     Dennis Gomes, who passed away in February 2012, will be posthumously inducted into the Gaming Hall of Fame in Las Vegas in October 2012.

Prologue: Don't Look Away
Bullets and Pencils
Double-Down
Gunsmoke
Whispers
The Cookie Jar
Hard Lessons
Bolshevik in Residence
The Girl with the Legs
Rules of the Game
Unholy Pact
Sledgehammer
Crash Course
In the Red
The Gamer's Wife
Wolves in the Henhouse
A Shot across the Bow
Trust No One
Loophole
Cat and Mouse
Into Thin Air
Epilogue: No More Secrets
Afterword: A Daughter's Thoughts
Notes
Sources
Index
About the Authors

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