The Ballad of a Small Player Summary
Lawrence Osborne

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The Ballad of a Small Player Summary

In this suspenseful, somewhat dreamy novel by Lawrence Osborne, our protagonist, named only Lord Doyle, is living the runaway life of a baccarat gambler in Macau. A former English lawyer who left the country to escape arrest for laundering money from an elderly client, he has his highs and lows like any other gambler, but cannot seem to quit while he is ahead. After being saved one too many times, he...

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