Scott Crane abandoned his career as a professional poker player twenty years ago and hasn't returned to Las Vegas, or held a hand of cards, in ten years. But troubling nightmares about a strange poker game he once attended on a houseboat on Lake Mead are drawing him back to the magical city. For the mythic game he believed he won did not end that night in 1969--and the price of his winnings was his soul. Now, a pot far more strange and perilous than he could ever imagine depends on the turning of a card. Enchantingly dark and compellingly real, this World Fantasy Award-winning novel is a masterpiece of magic realism set in the gritty, dazzling underworld known as Las Vegas.