“Well, well,” Tavia Kitik murmured from across the dining table in the tapcaf overlooking the High Card’s grand entryway.
Bink Kitik looked up from the delectable shrimpi cup she was currently eating her way around to find her twin sister gazing out at the crowd of hopefuls headed toward the registration table. “Well, well, what?” she asked.
“Another familiar face,” Tavia said with a microscopic nod. “Lando Calrissian.”
At the third corner of the table, Zerba Cher’dak stirred. “I’ve heard that name before,” he murmured.
“Probably,” Bink agreed. “Possibly from us.”
“We’ve run into Lando on and off over the years,” Tavia added. “A pleasant, relatively cultured sort.”
“Only because we’re cute,” Bink said drily. Casually turning her head, she followed Tavia’s eye line into the crowd of players, would-be players, and soon-to-be spectators.
It was Lando, all right. He was weaving his way upstream through the crowd, a blue data card in his hand and an intent but satisfied expression on his face. “Looks like he’s got a spot on the blue track,” she added. “Roving eye or not, the man does aim high.”
“So he’s here to play,” Zerba muttered. “Wonderful.”
- Written by Timothy Zahn
- ISBN: 978-0-345-54491-9
- Format: eBook
- List Price: $1.99
- On Sale: December 10, 2012
“From the Book, Winner Lose All, by Timothy Zahn. Copyright © 2012 by Timothy Zahn. Reprinted by arrangement with Ballantine Books, an imprint of The Random House Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.”