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Playing the Game
by Shawn Rohrbach (Goodreads Author)
"Playing the Game" is a gritty, fast paced story of deception, manipulation and greed. These people will do anything for fast cash, including transporting a suit case nuke that is destined for terrorist hands. Set in New York, Seattle, Milan, Italy and the ski area of St. Moritz, Switzerland, they move among the rich and beautiful as they compete for the promised million ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by Cacoethes Publishing House, LLC
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Fun, twisted book. 4, maybe 4.5 stars. Not my usual genre, but a quick read that kept me interested. Good study of people and truth/honesty...it isn't always (or usually) pretty. A bit over the top on some subjects, but serves the story and characterizations well. My stomach wasn't comfortable after reading this book. That is a good thing. I hate disney/hollywood endings. Definitely worth a read unless you need a happy, feel-good story.
I spent my childhood and early adolescence in the mountains of Washington State. We lived next tothe ski areas on Snoqualmie Pass. At sixteen, I was writing a weekly sports column and racing bicycles. I entered the Benedictine Monastery in Mission, BC Canada. This was a great opportunity to get a fine education and spend as much time as I could skiing, rock climbing and mountaineering. All of ...moreMore about Shawn Rohrbach...