Prologue: The Greed & the Fear; Part One: Whale Hunters: All in a Nights Work; From Salina to Caesars; Storming Barrons Joint; Turning the System on Its Head; The Office Orangutans; Telemarketing the Marks. Part Two: Harpoons: -- Rolling Dead Chips; Wine, Women, & Song; The Furniture of Love; Condom City. Part Three: Whales -- "A Friend of the Devil Is a Friend of Mine; Alone in the Casino, Just Me & My Machine-o; From Pathological to Professional; The Fall of a Gambler, the Rise of a Host; Its a Small World After All; & the Beat Goes On; Epilogue: Greed & Fear Redux; Afterword: Who Loves Ya, Baby?; Index.
Deke Castleman wrote six editions of Nevada Handbook between 1988 and 1999 and seven editions of Compass Las Vegas between 1991 and 2003. He's contributed to Fodor's, Frommer's, Unofficial, and Access Las Vegas guides, as well as numerous Nevada and general travel magazines and websites. As editor at Huntington Press, he's edited 100 books on gambling and Las Vegas. Whale Hunt in the Desert is the culmination of his 25-year career in travel and gambling writing and publishing.