High Stakes Gamble
The slick and charming younger brother of the mayor returns to Mosquito Creek. On the run from very unsavory people the card-shark's secret plan is just to lay low. However the ruse of 'going-straight' soon begins to unravel when a retired town resident and vocal critic of the town manager is found dead. Gordon McKenna [now 13] realizes that in order to investigate the manager's activities the young detectives need insider help.
Venice's 18th century R'dotto casino was home to Europe's elite. Here they would risk all in a variety of games - high stakes but potential rewards were huge. Their favourite game was Rosso, the ultimate five card trick. Four red aces plus a joker. This is RedHeads' Five Card Trick - Sangiovese, Nebbiolo, Barbera, Montepulciano and Sagrantino - and we certainly think the gamble has paid off.