Renowned gamester, and the first to own that he is untroubled by a romantic disposition, Max Ravenscar regards all eligible females with indifference. But when he learns that his young cousin Adrian is bent on marrying Deborah Grantham, beautiful mistress of her aunt's gaming house, he meets an opponent in whom all his experience of risk and gambles finds him unprepared.
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Number Of Pages: 272
Published: August 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.2 x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.19
Edition Number: 1