A Dead Certainty by John Holt

They only bet on a sure thing .... A DEAD CERTAINTY.

A dead certainty

I’m not a gambling man. I mean life’s one big gamble ain’t it. The odds are stacked against you, you just can’t win. But you know there are some people who will do anything to make sure that they win, even if it means eliminating anyone or anything that stands in their way. They only bet on a sure thing .... A DEAD CERTAINTY.

Genre: FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General

Secondary Genre: FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Hard-Boiled

Language: English


Word Count: 20000

Sales info:

Published in March 2015 it has 6 5 star reviews, and 1 4 star. It is currently ranked 192,383 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

Sample text:

Let me start right off by saying that I’m not a gambling man. I never have been. As far as possible I don’t take chances. I mean life’s one big gamble ain’t it? And there’s nothing certain in this life except death and taxes. I think it was Franklin Delano Roosevelt who said that, or was it Benjamin Franklin, I’m not too sure; or it could have been Jerry in the bar the other evening. He occasionally comes out with something clever like that. Either way, whoever it was, when it comes right down to it, however you play the game you will still lose out in the end. Living will eventually kill you and no mistake. There’s nothing you can do about it, there’s no avoiding it.

So that’s more than enough for me. I’ve no intentions of adding more problems to my life, by gambling on the roll of a dice, or the flip of a card, or the spin of a wheel.

Why take the chance? I mean it just doesn’t matter what plans you make, or whatever you do, things can go wrong. Seriously wrong. Am I right, or am I right. As I said I’m no gambler. It’s a mugs game. No one wins on the gee-gees except the bookie. No one wins at roulette except the house. Oh sure some punters win, and some win pretty good. But the chips are stacked against you, and most people will lose, and lose badly. The odds aren’t in your favor, take my word for it. Whether it’s the lottery, the track, or poker, you just can’t win. Unless you have a sure fire system you have no chance. I know I’ve tried it, never again.

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Already translated. Translated by Anastasia Pavlopoulou
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Anastasia was a pleasure to work with. She was on time, and has been very helpful. I would recommend her to anyone
Already translated. Translated by Giuseppe Raccosta
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Guiseppe provided the translation on time, and was a pleasure to work with. he has now offered to translate another of my books. I would certainly recommend him.
Already translated. Translated by Karen Batista
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Karen was excellent to work with and thoroughly recommended
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Alberto was good to work well. He was helpful, and kept to time. Recommended

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