– One of the author’s sources for this book is a member of the illustrious and mysterious “Corporation” of top-10 poker players who pool their money to play for millions–revealing for the first time the secrets of their games, strategies, and partnership. – Books about gambling sell extremely well, as evidenced by the success of Bringing Down the House (Free Press, 2002), which has 320,000 hardcover and trade paperback copies in print combined, and Positively Fifth Street (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003), which has sold more than 80,000 hardcover copies. – With celebrity poker tournaments boosting the Bravo cable network’s ratings, and ESPN drawing over one million viewers per episode to its coverage of the World Series of Poker (held every June), public interest in the game has never been higher. Additionally, it is estimated that more than 90,000 Americans play poker on the Internet daily, with as much as 55 million dollars being wagered on any given day. – A brilliantly told, fascinating adventure story. The Professor, The Banker, And The Suicide King gives readers a view into an exclusive world–one that very few have had the opportunity to witness. – Michael Craig has written for The American Spectator, Cigar Aficionado, and Penthouse.