THE COUNTER is a truly authentic gambling novel, written by someone who spent years in the trenches. This book offers a rare glimpse into the intriguing life of a professional card counter, certainly one of the world’s most unique occupations.
The protagonist, Raven Townsend, decides he’s too good for Maine and shuns his poor New England upbringing. His grandiose plans of becoming a famous Biblical archaeologist suddenly get shelved when he takes a detour into the world of high stakes blackjack. His exceptional mathematical gifts, phenomenal memory, and incredible determination enable him to succeed where most fail—but at the expense of his girlfriend and original dreams.
Raven’s quest to win a million dollars in blackjack becomes the driving force in his life. However, a sharp-eyed casino surveillance expert stands in the way of Raven’s goal, producing a dramatic, page-turning finish in casinos from Reno to the Caribbean.