What happens when a wealthy gambler par excellence loses his zest for life?
And what happens when a stranger challenges him to risk his soul in a poker game?
Jim Steadman is a self-made multi-billionaire. Despite the unlimited luxuries that his money can acquire, he is disenchanted with his everything in his life.
After a poker game where Jim dropped over $300,000, he headed to the premier cocktail lounge in Chicago. He notices an unusual man looking at him, one that had a flaming orange and red kerchief that flickered in the dimly lit bar.
Ignis Genero approaches Jim the following night when he’s dining at a restaurant. He’s the same man from the night before. Calling Jim by his name, he asks, “What is the largest bet you’ve ever made?”
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Photo Frank Victoria A proud Marine Corps veteran, Frank calls Chicago home. If you meet Frank, ask him about Maxwell Street Station and the mouth-watering Polish sausage and pork chop sandwiches covered with grilled onions!
A portion of all proceeds will be given to Tunnel-to-Towers Foundation and Fisher House Foundation, both nonprofits supporting disabled veterans.
Frank graduated with a journalism degree from Northern Illinois University and used his skills to make words his livelihood. He was a professional editor and writer for a variety of trade magazines with expertise in the petroleum marketing industry.
Most writers know that once words are part of their DNA, they never leave. His next step was to add teacher to his resume where for 16 years, he taught in the Chicago Public School system with an emphasis on history and civics.
Picking up a book by an author he followed, he fell in. And an idea was seeded. It was time to add author to his name. For Frank, the idea for The Founders’ Plot gushered like a new oil well bursting through the earth.
A proud Marine Corps veteran, Frank calls Chicago home and enjoyed the glory of the Magnifi¬cent Mile and Lakeshore Drive running along Lake Michigan. If you meet Frank, ask him about Maxwell Street and the mouth-watering Polish sausage and pork chop sandwiches covered with grilled onions!
Proceeds from book sales will benefit Tunnels to Towers and Fisher House for disabled veterans and first responders.
After college, Jim does extremely well as a stock broker, then starts his own brokerage house. He sells it for a hefty sum and enters the real estate market, where he become a billionaire.
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Two years later, he left the brokerage house and started his own investment company, bringing most of his wealthiest customers with him. Soon he had to hire three other brokers and move to a larger office. He gradually handed off all but a few of his most affluent customers to the other brokers because he wanted to study the futures market. The keen mathematical and intuitive skills he’d developed from playing poker paid off and within three years, now, he was a multimillionaire. He sold the business for a substantial sum and turned to the high-end real estate market, where he reaped in enormous profits. At age thirty, he was a multibillionaire.