Interesting read. Finished at one go. The book is packed with content and even the most trivial detail which seems unnecessary at first, manages to gain relevance as the pages turn. What appears as over-descriptive in the beginning reveals to play important roles as the plot progresses . The writing is clear and lucid and flows well, making a connect with the reader. The characters have been introduced nicely and each of them comes to life in your mind's eye. Then there is this part where a bit of history comes in, which also proves there had been a good amount of research on the subject. About the ending, I am still unable to decide whether it was a good ending or not. The part which I hated the most in the book is the cover - a bunch of tourists sitting by the roulette table is irrelevant to the content of the book.