A contemporary novel of action, love, danger and emotion. Plus compelling inside looks at cutthroat technology, big-time sports and Machiavellian Hollywood deals. When good things come in threes, events infused with drama sometimes follow. This becomes uncovered truth as we trace the interwoven careers of three men in jeopardy and the remarkable women in their lives: film researcher Billie Travis, software designer Gia Dillon, and music composer Dakota Simms whose meeting with ...
A contemporary novel of action, love, danger and emotion. Plus compelling inside looks at cutthroat technology, big-time sports and Machiavellian Hollywood deals.
When good things come in threes, events infused with drama sometimes follow. This becomes uncovered truth as we trace the interwoven careers of three men in jeopardy and the remarkable women in their lives: film researcher Billie Travis, software designer Gia Dillon, and music composer Dakota Simms whose meeting with her ex-husband induces a horrific, near-death incident with long-term consequences.
Billie Travis and Gia Dillon were inseparable childhood friends, and their chance reunion following an eleven-year separation has far-reaching aftereffects. These are launched when Billie hears Gia's story about the twin predicaments of her fiancé, Sam Clevenger, 22, and his father, Rob, 45.
Both men face extreme danger plus potentially devastating career crises, one in professional baseball the other in technology; and their stories become the crux of the matter. We also meet Gia's aunt and uncle, literary, film and financial agents, who step outside their specialties to help the Clevenger men in their quests for redemption.
Rob and Sam's struggles are integral to the concluding chapters where Billie Travis returns and partners with a Hollywood director to drive the action. Dakota Simms and her talented ex-husband reenter the story with material impact. And a gifted writer, who has recently suffered a grievous loss, is introduced and becomes key.
In addition to a cliff-side funeral with danger and a torrid, roomless hotel tryst, we also encounter a blatant oil baron and his dysfunctional family; a financial tycoon and his sons wreaking physical mayhem; an NFL star and his brilliant fiancée with a tragic past; a thug and his gang of miscreants bent on revenge; an LAPD detective and a lovely redhead; a repugnant Major League owner; a corrupt and murderous businessman allied with the mafia; an insightful film star and his actor son; multiple love affairs; and . . . well, now it's time for women and men to kick back and have fun reading Larceny of Love.
"Easy writing is vile hard reading," as Sheridan once quipped, leading one to wonder if the converse is true of easy reading. Larceny of Love is a roller-coaster read that masterfully interweaves many lives and worlds. The narrative flows like quicksilver, shattering along the way into many fragments that dance and dazzle on their own, but which in the end coalesce into one magnificent, shining whole. From trailer parks to major league baseball parks, from Chicago's Magnificent
Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.66 (d)
Meet the Author
After long stints with IBM and Westinghouse, Richard Noyes was associate director of the Center for Advanced Engineering Study at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Noyes is now a business consultant for public and private sector organizations.
Pamela Robertson has held executive positions in several Fortune companies. She also led a marketing management consultancy that delivered strategic direction, product and service development, integrated marketing and branding to organizations nationwide. Robertson is currently a marketing leader at Experian, the global solutions organization.
Also by Noyes and Robertson, GUTS IN THE CLUTCH: 77 Legendary Triumphs, Heartbreaks and Wild Finishes in 12 Sports, Illustrated, 329 pages, Amazon, with a Foreword by Drew Olson of ESPN and Past President of the Baseball Writers Association of America, and praise from David Houle, Emmy and Peabody-Award winning producer of documentaries on Hank Aaron and the Harlem Globetrotters. "This the best compilation of fascinating sports stories I have read."
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A sampling of praise for Larceny of Love from readers nationwide:
"I've read both books by Noyes and Robertson and can't wait for the third. The latest, Larceny of Love, expresses the simultaneous and seemingly intractable problems of a father and son with many gratifying subplots connected, including some uncommon bad guys. The incisive and convincing outcome pounces on you." -Kevin Marcus, Chicago, Illinois
"Finally, a book with many people you care about. I knew that as soon as I finished one chapter, the next had a good chance of being even more surprising. Larceny has dramatic episodes and imaginative writing of the first order."
-Patti O'Halloran, Long Beach, California
"The dialogue is smart, the characters vivid, the plot full of corkscrew twists." -Richard A. DeLia, Berkeley Heights, New Jersey