I'm so excited for you to read, King of Hearts,
the first book in my new series, Deuces Wild.
Available for preorder on Amazon
Check out this amazing intro!
Old West lawman, gambler, gunslinger, and showman, James "Wild Bill" Hickok, was murdered on August 2, 1876, while playing five-card draw at Nuttal & Mann's Saloon in Deadwood, Dakota Territory.
Jack McCall, a disgruntled gambler, approached Hickok from behind and shot him at point-blank range in the back of the head, killing him instantly. McCall was later hanged for the murder, but by then, America had lost one of its premier Wild West heroes.
Legend tells us "Wild Bill" held two pairs at the moment of his death, black aces and eights--the dead man's hand. The identity of his fifth card has been the subject of conjecture for years.
For the purpose of this series, I've chosen the Deuce of Hearts for that card-in-the-hole, in honor of a little boy named Devlin who loved to play the violin. In honor of a father's undying love for his son.
Some players think wild cards are amateurish and juvenile. Others believe the more wild cards in the game, the greater their chance of winning. I only know that one Deuce and a pair makes three of a kind, and that sounds a lot like a family to me. You be the judge.