by Robert Asprin
Cover Artist: Brandon Dorman
Review by Carolyn Frank
Ace Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780441014705
Date: 01 April 2008 List Price $14.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Griffen McCandles has just graduated from the University of Michigan. Recognizing that he needs a job, he goes to see the uncle who has paid for his upbringing and education since his parents died. Instead of landing a job, he learns he is a nearly pure-bred dragon, soon to come into his powers, and that every other dragon is now out to either recruit him or kill him. With this little knowledge he sets out to talk with his slightly younger but much bigger and bolder sister, and the two of them end up heading for New Orleans with one of his college friends. His one major skill is his poker-playing ability. This time, it is not the jokers, it is the Dragons Wild. From official release/information:
Book Description: A low-stakes con artist and killer poker player, Griffen "Grifter" McCandles graduated college fully expecting his wealthy family to have a job waiting for him. Instead, his mysterious uncle reveals a strange family secret: Griffen and his sister, Valerie, are actually dragons.
Unwilling to let Uncle Mal take him under his wing, so to speak, Griffen heads to New Orleans with Valerie to make a living the only way he knows how. And even the criminal underworld of the French Quarter will heat up when Griffen lands in town.