This is the one page synopsis of my latest novel, A Losing Hand.
Charlie Stein is a poker player. He is also bi-polar, but his medications keep his mood swings level. He is also a phenomenal player when he’s riding a manic episode, making money as good as any traditional job.
Charlie goes to Costa Rica to work for an online poker site. There he picks up a cocaine habit and a girlfriend who wants to marry an American. After Black Friday and the news his girlfriend might be pregnant, he moves back to Los Angeles and starts playing in the largest card rooms in the world; for a stake in a major poker tournament will he win it all in a brilliant manic episode or lose it all with one hand?