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A Thousand Fathoms Under the Skin

Rolf R. Schroers

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ISBN 10: 1413424147 / ISBN 13: 9781413424140
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396 pages. Dimensions: 8.8in. x 5.9in. x 1.2in.Late one evening, on an almost deserted street in New York City, an explosion shatters the hum of traffic and calm of the street. Fragments of playing-cards blast from a diplomatic limousine, and while there is no doubt that the cause of the explosion is sabotage, the sinister significance of the cards is not immediately apparent. The Poker Club has played its first round. Boris Sartorev, an American diplomat involved in sensitive Middle Eastern peace talks, finds out at his cost that an eclectic group of friends formed in his wild past hold both the key to the mystery and the winning hand. Despite the clarity of diplomatic vision being blurred by remembrances of sexual liaisons, shared kicks, and children born, it is soon clear to Boris that he is somehow connected to the Poker Club, and therefore, frighteningly, to their Hizballah roots. An exciting, original thriller, A Thousand Fathoms Under the Skin starts in the past and reaches into the future, weaving in and out of political events that have shaped the present. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781413424140

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Title: A Thousand Fathoms Under the Skin

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Hardcover

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Boris Sartorev, an American diplomat involved in sensitive Middle Eastern peace talks, finds out at his cost that an eclectic group of friends formed in his wild past hold both the key to the mystery and the winning hand. Despite the clarity of diplomatic vision being blurred by remembrances of sexual liaisons, shared kicks, and children born, it is soon clear to Boris that he is somehow connected to the Poker Club, and therefore, frighteningly, to their Hitzballah roots.

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Great story! The writing is fine, the pace great, the characters interesting - at least they interest me enough to read the rest - the novel character-driven, just as it should be. I read hundreds of first novels, and this is the first one to actually excite me for many moons. -- Literary Agent, Canada

I hope that you will continue to pursue the art and craft of writing with the enthusiasm that you have demonstrated in this manuscript. -- Literary Agent, Wisconsin

Just finished your manuscript. It really is a monumental work (...) You did a good job. I enjoy challenges, and getting this book published would be one; but one I am willing to take on. It will be a success with the public. -- Literary Agent, San Diego

Outstanding, - the writing is tight, the language energetic, and the tone encourages the reader to go on. -- Publisher, NY State

This is an ambitious book; a work of considerable imaginative scope, dealing with events on a global scale (...) The author evidently has a feel for the written word and a knowledge of international politics. The story is well written, gripping and convincing. The plot is tense, sexy and exciting, the characters well drawn. The detail, which is plentiful, brings the story alive and is well selected and intuitively observed, and one marvels at the author's knowledge of international terrorism. A tense and erotic thriller. The author seems to have found his own fiction voice. -- Publisher's Editor, London

What must be said at the outset is that you're a wildly talented writer. This sprawling, witty, sexually charged and sardonic novel impresses us through the sheer force of imagination you've brought to bear on it. Characters drifting in and out of focus, the cosmopolitan chitchat here is alive with sly observations on sex, food, politics, religion; and all of these topics are filtered through a sensibility that uncanningly yields enjoyment and surprise. The way in which you've avoided boredom in the absence of a clearly articulated plot says much about your ability to engage the reader on a scene-by-scene basis. (...) Writing which strikes one as excellent ... authorial caprice ... enormous flair ... you certainly can take justifyable pride in the intensity and humor of so much of this. An exasperating but entertaining project. -- Literary Agent, New York City

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