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Blizzard Ball

Blizzard Ball Against the backdrop of a cold Minnesota winter lottery players hold their collective breath at the thought of winning big on Christmas Day The jackpot has run up to a red hot million the world

  • Title: Blizzard Ball
  • Author: Dennis Kelly
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 438
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Against the backdrop of a cold Minnesota winter, lottery players hold their collective breath at the thought of winning big on Christmas Day The jackpot has run up to a red hot 750 million, the world s richest prize A bungled convenience store heist triggers a happenstance theft of winning lottery tickets and trips up an insider s scheme to rig the results.Agent KirchneAgainst the backdrop of a cold Minnesota winter, lottery players hold their collective breath at the thought of winning big on Christmas Day The jackpot has run up to a red hot 750 million, the world s richest prize A bungled convenience store heist triggers a happenstance theft of winning lottery tickets and trips up an insider s scheme to rig the results.Agent Kirchner, an old school cop reluctantly teams up with a young tech savvy analyst on an investigation that propels them into the world of numerical probability, conspiratorial politics, international ticket scalpers, counterfeiters, disgruntled players, and illegal immigrants looking to grab the brass ring Caught in the crosscurrents of those in deadly pursuit of the winning ticket, the investigators are buffeted by unsolved murders, a bomb blast and the curious giveaway of winning lottery tickets acts of charity or criminal subterfuge The whereabouts and redemption of the 750 million jackpot lottery ticket remains a mystery throughout, stirring anger and resentment among the lottery playing public The winning ticket, finally, surfaces but before the prize can be claimed a Faustian bargain puts Kirchner s job on the line.

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      Published :2019-01-18T16:59:47+00:00

    1 thought on “Blizzard Ball

    1. I admit that this book caught my eye because I live in Minnesota. What I liked about it was that the characters weren't the stereotypical Scandinavians that are associated with our state; even though there were a LOT of characters, each one seemed real and individual, and represented well the diversity I experience living here. The first pages of this book are heavy with explaining the lottery, and statistics related to it, and to be honest, I wasn't sure I was going to continue reading. However [...]

    2. This book will keep the reader interested with lots of strange characters and plot twists. The Blizzard Ball Lottery in Minnesota is up to $750 million dollars. Is love of money really the root of all evil? One will believe it after reading this book. Also Karma has a way of turning around and biting you in the ass. Someone may have tried to manipulate the drawing, but "the scheme took itself down, as they usually do."I was routing for the heroine, Alita Torres, a bank teller who started all the [...]

    3. I really enjoyed this fast-paced book. You almost need a spread sheet to keep track of all the characters and how they are involved. The lottery ticket seems to bring more bad luck than it does good, or maybe it's just kharma catching up with them as one after another of the characters meets his end.

    4. I really enjoyed this book. Blizzard Ball has a strong plot with a fairly large cast of characters. There are a few crazy plot points that might seem convenient, but the writing is good enough to take the reader along for the ride. I haven't previously read anything by Dennis Kelly, but I'm definitely interested in reading his other works.

    5. I really enjoyed the references to the Minnesota setting. There were lots of characters of which to keep track, and it moved along quickly. Fun read!

    6. Terrific Read. well written. good story. captivating and hard to predict. great plane or vacation reading. the story stays with you long after reading it.

    7. It's very rare for me to not finish a book, but it happened here. I was maybe 10% through and I just couldn't be bothered with it anymore.

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