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Voyage of Deception

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ISBN 10: 1410784231 / ISBN 13: 9781410784230
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Hardcover. 396 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.0in. x 1.0in.The Golden Star freighter set sail from Hong Kong in 1930 with a mysterious cargo and arrives in San Francisco two weeks later. During the voyage back, those that can speak of this activity are murdered except for one crew member that jumps overboard and miraculously survives to tell the tale on his death bed. 70 years later, Jake Oliver, an accomplished and dynamic hotel executive, is hired to be the new General Manager of the Wilford Plaza Hotel, one of the citys oldest and once premiere hotels with a rich and colorful heritage that has become tarnished overtime. Jake knows very little about the hotels new overseas owners but welcomes the challenge because his own career and reputation have become somewhat tarnished. Jake Oliver soon encounters Lou Walizak, a labor union president and self-proclaimed strong-arm man who apparently has his own agenda involving the hotel as well as Jackson Chi, the Wilfords owner representative, whose unethical business dealings appear connected to the hotels upcoming renovation. As each new twist and turn develops in the plot of this story, Jake Oliver presses on to uncover the mysteries that surround the Wilford and those associated with it. The suspense builds when he and his family enter a darker world than anyone could have imagined. Jake is led down many different paths to uncover the truth and must choose wisely whom to trust around him. At the climax of the story, Jake Oliver masterfully juggles those making demands of him and unravels a mystery hidden within the Wilford Plaza Hotel. He exposes the individual that has created a diabolical plan to disgrace those around him, all for personal gain from a voyage of deception that took place 70 years prior! This individual must be stopped and Jake Oliver is the right man for the job! The reader will be drawn to the main character, Jake Oliver, as well as the other colorful characters of this story that cleverly out wit the bad guys and uncover the true secrets buried within This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781410784230

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Title: Voyage of Deception

Publisher: 1st Book Library

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Hardcover

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The Golden Star freighter set sail from Hong Kong in 1930 with a mysterious cargo and arrives in San Francisco two weeks later. During the voyage back, those that can speak of this activity are murdered except for one crew member that jumps overboard and miraculously survives to tell the tale on his death bed. 70 years later, Jake Oliver, an accomplished and dynamic hotel executive, is hired to be the new General Manager of the Wilford Plaza Hotel, one of the city's oldest and once premiere hotels with a rich and colorful heritage that has become tarnished overtime. Jake knows very little about the hotel's new overseas owners but welcomes the challenge because his own career and reputation have become somewhat tarnished. Jake Oliver soon encounters Lou Walizak, a labor union president and self-proclaimed strong-arm man who apparently has his own agenda involving the hotel as well as Jackson Chi, the Wilford's owner representative, whose unethical business dealings appear connected to the hotel's upcoming renovation. As each new twist and turn develops in the plot of this story, Jake Oliver presses on to uncover the mysteries that surround the Wilford and those associated with it. The suspense builds when he and his family enter a darker world than anyone could have imagined. Jake is led down many different paths to uncover the truth and must choose wisely whom to trust around him. At the climax of the story, Jake Oliver masterfully juggles those making demands of him and unravels a mystery hidden within the Wilford Plaza Hotel. He exposes the individual that has created a diabolical plan to disgrace those around him, all for personal gain from a voyage of deception that took place 70 years prior! This individual must be stopped and Jake Oliver is the right man for the job! The reader will be drawn to the main character, Jake Oliver, as well as the other colorful characters of this story that cleverly out wit the bad guys and uncover the true secrets buried within

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To assure a true sense of realism, the character of Jake Oliver nearly parallels that of Stanton Jacobs' own career with over 26 years working in the lodging and hospitality industry. Throughout his career he has encountered many unique challenges and unexpected mysteries at each of the hotels and resorts that he has managed across the country. This is his first novel and his objective is for the reader to identify with the main character, Jake Oliver, as well as the colorful characters Jake works with that will appear in future books he plans to publish. Stanton Jacobs grew up in Indiana the oldest of four children. He began his career in hospitality in 1977 working for the Indiana University Conference Bureau, while obtaining a Bachelor of Science Degree from the Indiana University School of Business in Marketing Advertising and Business Administration. Jacobs has operated hotels and resorts across the country including large convention hotels, exclusive resorts, health spas and, of course, historic grand hotels full of rich heritage, each with a special story to tell. Awarded the designation of Certified Hotel Administrator, CHA, through the American Hotel & Motel Association, Jacobs has served as past president of multiple industry related organizations throughout his career. Jacobs currently works for a major hotel chain overseeing a Regional Office based in Dallas, Texas. Jacobs and his wife, Marilyn are the proud parents of two beautiful daughters, Anna and Lauren, that are trulythe joys of their life.

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