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The Capablanca Variation: The End Game

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Paperback, 296 pages
Published October 5th 2010 by
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Julie Failla Earhart
Jennifer Ellis’ twin brother Theo is arrested and held on suspicions of terrorism. She can secure his release IF she helps the U. S. catch the man who masterminded the Madrid commuter train bombings. Jennifer agrees and flies to Barcelona. A special team of FBI operative is assigned to watch her, protect her, and seize Tariq ibn Ziyad when he is lured out of hiding.

Jennifer isn’t a raw, innocent civilian. At sixteen, she was aboard a hijacked plane. Her contact back home is the elusive Dr. Nash,
Douglas Quinn’s The Capablanca Variation is third in a series of books that begins with The Spanish Game and The Catalan gambit. If you’re not a chess-player, those titles (not quite chess terms) might not mean the same to you as to me. But I’m married to a chess-player and, for my sins, taught chess to elementary students for many years. (It was one of those “Daddy plays, so Mommy can help” moments…) I was curious to see how a novel would relate to a game of chess, and so I was eager to read th ...more
The Capablanca Variation: The End Game, by Douglas Quinn, is fast paced and varied. Jennifer Ellis has a twin brother, Theo, who seems to always be in trouble. When Theo gets into a bind with the FBI, Jennifer is strong armed into working with the CIA and FBI to capture a known terrorist in order to secure her brother's freedom.

The hunt leads us through several venues of Morocco with a big showdown fit for a Western. Extremes between Morocco's Muslim culture and Western tourism are intertwined w
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