His Just Desserts
John Raymond Williams, author
As the owner of a successful casino, Burt Donaldson makes a lot of money. It irks him that he has to give most of it to the Internal Revenue Service, so he comes up with a plan. He recruits a partner from overseas to set a complicated scheme in action. Thanks to Burt’s influence, his foreign partner is about to win at Burt’s casino—and win big. The part that most people don’t know is that this lucky winner has agreed to give 90 percent of his winnings back to Burt—secretly. Greed isn’t his only vice. Burt’s wedding vows have never kept him loyal to his wife, and he occasionally “dines” with one of his female lawyers. This doesn’t sit well with her boyfriend, who also happens to be one of Burt’s vice presidents. Sure, the sex is hot, but is it all worth it in the end? As Burt is about to find out, greed and ambition are unreliable factors in any scheme. Forced to travel abroad to reclaim his windfall when his partner betrays him, he ends up with more than he bargained for. Imprisoned in a foreign jail, fighting for his life on a murder charge, Burt turns to a higher power for salvation of both body and soul. Burt’s karma is about to bite him where it counts, and he’s not exactly in control anymore. Will he get what’s coming to him?