God doesn’t play dice with the universe but sometimes a member of the universe tries to play dice with God. That’s what the Rev. Constantine Thalassa does with his addiction to gambling. The priest spends all his discretionary money on the lottery. His son, a math prodigy, is aiding and abetting the Greek Orthodox priest’s addiction by writing an algorithm that greatly reduces the randomness of selecting winning lottery numbers.
And as if the priest doesn’t have enough temptations, he is being stalked by a voluptuous young widow who thinks the way to get close to God is to get close to the priest.
“The Priest’s Gamble” is filed with compromising positions, raucous comedy and imaginative action. The writing is lively and vivid, making “The Priest’s Gamble” a fun read.