A few years ago John Patrick published a well-received book for beginning blackjack players. Now, he offers the next step up for seasoned players who know the game but somehow still manage to lose. This book will instruct players that with astute money management (& a little luck) they will leave the table winners. Watch for trends, Patrick urges players. When a player wins 3 out of 4 hands, it can be considered a positive sign that the shoe is with him. The reverse applies if the player loses 3 out of 4 hands. His methods explain how to keep count of the aces & face cards as well as the cards in between. Card counting has rarely been made so easy. Patrick is a professional gambler who gives seminars on gambling at various casinos.