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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Farrell has worked as a golf course starter, a chemist and clerked at City Hall in Chicago while attending law school. He is the author of WagerEasy, A Sports Betting Mystery Thriller, and Wager Tough, Prequel to WagerEasy. Wager Tough was selected by Kirkus Reviews as one of the Best Books of 2021 Indie and one of the Best Indie Mystery Thrillers of 2021. He has served as Vice President of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, a nonprofit corporation, and was a 2021 finalist for RMFW’s Independent Writer of the Year. His articles have appeared in Mystery & Suspense Magazine. Now retired from practicing law, when he’s not handicapping, he can be found on the golf course or at a local jazz club. Visit him at www.tomfarrellbooks.com.

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OUT IN THE FIELD

SCENES FROM CHICAGO

author Tom Farrell
author Tom Farrell
author Tom Farrell

THE 28TH ANNUAL MCFEDER TOURNEY. CAUGHT IN THE SAND AT THE PRAIRIE CLUB IN THE SANDHILLS OF NEBRASKA.

VISITING ARLINGTON PARK IN CHICAGO

VISTING GULFSTREAM

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MANY THANKS TO THE HOUSTON LADIES BOOK CLUB!

WAGER EASY ON THE KIRKUS REVIEW PAGE FOR CRIME AND LEGAL THRILLERS

WAGER TOUGH ON THE KIRKUS REVIEW PAGE FOR CRIME AND LEGAL THRILLERS

WSBC/SUMMIT NORTH AMERICA

REVIEW FOR AUTHOR TOM FARRELL

.. Farrell also beautifully realizes the setting of Chicago in winter, which helps to enhance the procedural elements of the story. He skillfully unfolds the complicated tale as Eddie delves deeper into the underworld and finds out how it intersects with the impending legalization of sports betting in Illinois. The novel presents a bleak landscape of rival gangs always looking to double-cross one another as well as a memorably startling characterization of the Chicago police and court system. Eddie is the just the right kind of noble but flawed hero to travel between the two realms, and Farrell crafts an array of familiar and unfamiliar genre elements into a genuinely gripping read. A smart and fast-paced crime drama that will leave readers wanting more from this author.

–Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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