Sam's Winnings: Tales of the Ragoon

Stan Morris
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 The merchant aliens of the Ragoon have invaded and colonized the Earth. They have strict rules about contracts and property exchanges. When Jack bets Ashley in a poker game, and Sam wins, it's not a joke to the Ragoon. When the teenagers fail to record the exchange of property, retribution follows. What will happen now that Sam owns the girl of his dreams? And will they be released from the Merced Human Rehabilitation Center?
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Stan Morris was born in Linwood, California, in 1951.  Joseph Stalin was dictator of the Soviet Union at the time.  Stan was educated in California, attended college in New Mexico where he met the girl of his dreams, married her, and is now living on a farm on the island of Maui.  How good is that?

They have two grown sons (both gainfully employed, thank goodness.)  Stan has five LCD tvs in his man-cave and loves to watch sports, listen to old rock and roll, garden, read, and write.  He and his wife travel at times, and he loves Lisbon, Portugal.

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Publisher
Stan Morris
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Published on
Feb 29, 2016
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Pages
118
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Language
English
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Genres
Young Adult Fiction / Science Fiction / Alien Contact
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