With Texas Hold 'Em fever sweeping the south of England, Tom Grimsby, a young gambler in over his head with hustlers and gangsters, risks losing his wife and child and also his safe well being on account of the game. Mac Johnson, another newbie to poker, and stoner subject to cosmic visions, finds a seemingly lucky magic hat that causes chaos in the poker players' world. Whilst Tom struggles to keep his head above water and Mac's main quest is for love, Eddie Brady and Sam Harper, two hustlers, fall out and go to war. A new poker venue opens in town as the setting for much on and off the tables ups and downs adventures... UNDER THE GUN is a darkly comic poker novel set in Brighton, UK.