Bringing Down the House
I read this book on a recommendation from Steve and it delivered. I took a break from Quicksilver to read this because I went on vacation and didn't want to drag that tome around. As Steve mentioned, it was a fast, entertaining read. I like playing blackjack and have made some lame attempts in the past to do some card counting, but when I read about the system that this team from M.I.T. employed I was just in awe. A great, totally logical idea of using a team to count cards so no individual is pegged by the pit bosses. And then you see how the geeks got seduced by the dark side.
I don't know if it was the intention of the author, but reading this made me want to jump on a plane to Vegas!