Poker Face

Everyone who guessed the poker part as my contribution to the online description of A Farewell to Arfs, the next Chet and Bernie novel was right! (See yesterday’s post.) But now that I think about it, the part about Chet sensing something no one else does might have been me as well. Here’s the first mention of poker in the story:

But that was Bernie. Sometimes he latches onto something new and stays with it for a while. For example, there was the Thursday night Valley PD poker game, which was how we learned about something called a third mortgage. Or maybe fourth. But certainly more than two, meaning into mysterious territory for me.