After losing a poker hand to a sleazy stockbroker, an ex-cop must work to pay off his debt. Before cocaine, Joe Crow had a wife and a job with the Big River Police Department. Now he has neither - and he's left behind coke, too. Sober, quiet, and reflective, his only vice is poker. One night he gets into trouble, and winds up in debt to the drug-addled slimeball Dickie Wicky. As repayment, Crow agrees to do Dickie a favor.
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Ex-cop Joe Crow thinks he hits rock bottom when he humbly accepts a job as a bodyguard for a plastic surgeon with unsavory proclivities. Crow soon discovers Dr. Bellweather has some nasty enemies, and is swept into a fetid cesspool of misunderstanding, avarice, and deception - and an exotic brand of big game hunting that may prove deadly for more than an unfortunate zebra.
Seventy-three-year-old ex-poker player Axel Speeter has one more winner-take-all hand to play with a pair of crooks who are after the $260,000 he keeps squirreled away in his room at the Motel 6.
Poker-playing ex-cop Joe Crow has been dealt some rotten hands in his life, but he's survived them all. When Axel Speeter starts begging for help, Crow suspects his luck is about to run out. A taco-dealing former poker pro, Speeter's worried about his girlfriend's daughter Carmen. She's the sexiest trouble magnet the state of Omaha has ever seen, and she's about to drag Crow down with her.
A lottery jackpot winner decides to turn one of her millions into a bounty for the man who left her. Barbara Annette is decorating a cake when the Powerball numbers come in. They sound suspiciously familiar, but she finishes the cake before checking her ticket, knowing that if she wins her hands will be too shaky to handle the icing. This quiet Midwesterner has just won nine million dollars - and nine million kinds of trouble to go with it. Accepting her money on national television, Barbara Annette promises a cool million to anyone who can bring her runaway husband home to her.