In his usual hard-edged prose, for which he is internationally famous, bestselling novelist Jack Engelhard (Indecent Proposal) draws us into the mind of a compulsive gambler in a work stunningly brilliant and original, and seductively readable. Compulsive is a journey through today, with issues as current as the morning paper, brought to the fore by characters as timeless as the Bible. All this processed through a mind addicted to gambling as surely as others are addicted to heroin. A brisk read by one of America’s most accomplished authors… not to be missed. Jack Engelhard, the last of the Hemingways, is a writer without peer and the conscience of us all.