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The Betrayal Game (Mikhal Lammeck #2)

3.85 of 5 stars 3.85  ·  rating details  ·  105 ratings  ·  12 reviews
History is just an assassin's bullet away…. In 1961 Professor Mikhal Lammeck, a specialist in the history and weaponry of assassins, has come to Havana. In Fidel Castro, he believes the world is witnessing that rarest anomaly: the man who can change history…and therefore must be murdered.

The wild CIA plots, the treacherous double crosses, the near-miraculous escapes, are
Paperback, 448 pages
Published March 24th 2009 by Bantam (first published January 1st 2008)
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Ben Babcock
Heavy on the suspense and light on the car chases, The Betrayal Game delivers on exactly what it promises, nothing more, nothing less.

Essentially what that means is if you're predisposed to liking David l. Robbins' books or thrillers about assassination plots, you're going to like this book. It fits the formula. The main character (who appears in another book by Robbins, apparently--this is my first Robbins book) is an intellectual, but instead of being an ineffectual egghead, he's a capable fig
A history professor who's specialty is assassins gets caught up in a CIA plot to assassinate Fidel Castro in the 1960s. This is a so-so story.
A fascinating what if fiction.
I've enjoyed most of Robbin's works and though this was not my favorite work of his, it was not his worst work either. The action was pretty much non-stop. The dialogue and plot line was intelligent and thoughtout. Though I've never been to Cuba, the geography was sort of fun to read about. This book has some clever plot twists some of which resulted in me being awestruck with amazement. A book that is well written with believeable characters, well researched settings, and a fast plot. Recommend ...more
I have read most of the books by this author and generally enjoy them. He does extensive research and never fails to get me wrapped up in the story. That being said I feel this was not his strongest book to date and the fact that he has a recurring main character makes me hope he isn't starting a series.
Simon Koenig
David Robbins is one of favorite Historical Fiction writers. While compelling, this work was not as solid as his other novels. Still a good read the characters were not as developed nor did there seem to be an overriding theme to the novel. I still recommend it but, like prior works better.
The first David Robbins book I've read and another good mind-candy type read. I haven't been a big fan of historical books, even as fiction, but this was a page turner that I couldn't put down. I'll try another of his books one day.
Marion Mockridge
Audio book: This plot is a roundabout way to a disappointing end.
Fidel Castro, plots to kill, Cuba 1960's. Good beach read.
Good spy novel, I really enjoyed the book.
It was interesting but a slow read
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David L. Robbins was born in Richmond, Virginia, on March 10, 1954. He grew up in Sandston, a small town east of Richmond out by the airport; his father was among the first to sit behind the new radar scope in the air traffic control tower. Both his parents, Sam and Carol, were veterans of WWII. Sam saw action in the Pacific, especially at Pearl Harbor.

In 1976, David graduated with a B.A. in Theat
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