There are two stories in this book, shortened (edited) versions of the
the Jill of Diamonds and the Cat and the Jack of Spades.
The Cat and the Jill of Diamonds
Jill O'Rourke, brought up in the
desert and tough as cactus, a sharpshooter, who plays poker professionally,
is hired to provide a diversion (card playing) for a night club singer,
Johnny Diamond. When the singer's life is threatened, Midnight Louie brings
Jill to him in time for a rescue from ugly Al Fresco's hit man. Some
treasure is discovered.
The Cat and the Jack of Spades
A Gayle Tyson, a woman from Kansas,
falls hard for a baccarat dealer in Vegas known as Solitaire. When hit men
come after Solitaire, her life is in danger, too. He steals some roast beef
from the kitchen of the Crystal Phoenix, a map from Van's office, and takes
her for a wild ride into the desert to escape, and they discover the rest of
the treasure. Midnight Louie unjustly takes the blame for the missing roast
beef and the map. Solitaire finds out his real name.