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Ponies have been traded for PokerSeeds have been swapped for SlotsThe Indian way of life is Dead, or is it?Saddle up. Ann Poyas takes you on a fast-paced jaunt through the parched and dusty world of a southwest Arizona reservation. You’ll beMorePonies have been traded for PokerSeeds have been swapped for SlotsThe Indian way of life is Dead, or is it?Saddle up. Ann Poyas takes you on a fast-paced jaunt through the parched and dusty world of a southwest Arizona reservation. You’ll be bounced and jerked through countless twists and turns, winding your way into an intrigue-packed destination full of modern day cowboys and Indians, political conflict, government bans and FBI raids. This action crime adventure is unlike anything you have ever experienced. Ride with heroine Nina Fightmaster on a high velocity trek to a land few have seen, to a culture few have witnessed, to a story few have heard.It is 20th century America, but the struggles of the Native American people remain as real as they were two centuries ago. The heat is on. Governor Buck Freiland vows to ban Indian gambling in an effort to shore up his state’s dwindling lottery fund. When protagonist Nina Fightmaster is dispatched to Arizona to salvage a botched advertising account for a tribal casino, she runs headlong into the gambling controversy.Believing she can help the tribe fight the State’s efforts to ban slot machines, she instigates a media campaign designed to promote Indian sovereignty. Little does she know what lengths the Governor will go to in order to stop the Papago tribe. Nina’s world shatters when the government sends in the FBI and a battle breaks out over the coveted slot machines. Nina must choose sides in a war with deadly consequences.Battle lines are drawn, but the issue is bigger than a mere fight over slot machines. Nina discovers that it will take more than her advertising campaign to save the casino from the grips of Arizona’s ruthless governor. Nina journeys deep into the heart of the Papago reservation and deeper yet into the life of Jacob Williams, a Native American whose struggle for identity and autonomy is threatened by modern realities. The hot desert landscape becomes the sanctuary for a racy love story about an Indian and an Anglo who must choose between convention and desire. Faced with overwhelming odds, Nina crosses the boundaries of perceived right and wrong, discovering that love and commitment do not always follow the expected path.Author Poyas takes you on a high velocity ride in this edgy adult love story packed with lush and seductive characters who are propelled through a land filled with hard-nosed cowboys and tenacious Indians. Driven by passion, fueled by courage and bound to the land by the spirit of their Fathers, Nina, Jacob and the Tohono O’odham fight back in this brutal war of cultures.Immerse yourself in this contemporary western thriller, chocked full of racy romance and sex as hot and rugged as the desert itself. Challenge your concept of how an action crime adventure should read. Pack your bags for modern political intrigue with action and controversy at every turn of the page. Hold your breath as you get caught up in a whirlwind of lies, deceit and treachery fueled by greed. Come face-to-face with intense love, strong tradition, uncommon courage and unyielding spirit wrapped in a bittersweet struggle for survival.Click on the “Look Inside” tab above and preview SLOTS. Take an intriguing look at the predicament of a Native American family living in a nation within a nation. Poyas sets this edgy contemporary western thriller in the rugged Arizona Sonoran desert, a hostile yet captivating land that forms the backdrop for a 20th century adventure about a Tohono O’odham family living as neighbors to contemporary society, but distanced by ideology and spirit. Though a battle of wills exists for the characters of this novel, life is not a matter of right or wrong, nor of placing blame.