Multi-millionaire Ted Binion, son and heir to the estate of cowboy gangster and gambler Benny Binion who helped mold Las Vegas, was found dead in his million-dollar home on September 17, 1998. Binion’s girlfriend, a one-time exotic dancer, and her lover, Rick Tabish, a contractor from Missoula, Montana, both were convicted of killing Binion by forcing him to swallow a mixture of black tar heroin and the sedative Xanax. Death in the Desert: The Ted Binion Homicide Case takes you inside this incredible case surrounded by drugs, gambling, mobsters, and a $14 million silver stash. It explores whether it was murder, as the prosecution contended, or an accidental overdose, as the defense claimed.
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Seems Hurriedly Put Together
The subject is there, the research is probably there, but it is not well written. Wasn't there and editor that looked at this before it was published? Things keep getting repeated as if no one had read all the pieces together. There were plenty of mistakes. The worst crime in a book about crime is that it wasn't all that interesting.