An innocent romance blooms in a New York luxury hotel as its employees await the arrival of the young Egyptian government official who will arrange contracts to lay an oil pipeline in the middle east. From Dallas, Las Vegas and London others come to influence the deal. Hank King, overaged football hero and brilliant entrepreneur, arrives with Cindy, a Dallas Wildcats cheerleader. Other hotel guests including courtesans, a black basketball star, gamblers, and gangsters haunt the hotel, which is characterized by vignettes of such employees as the boy who parks cars, the bartender, the headwaiter. And then Cindy meets El-Din.
Author Biography: Author Robert Kail speaks five languages, and has degrees from Morningside College and from the University of Zürich. He is a musician, an amateur painter, a certified scuba diver, and learned riding through the Swiss cavalry. He has had six novels published, and nine more on the internet or via POD at most bookstores. As a pianist, he played at Swiss hotels, and in New York at the Regency, The Plaza, and The Essex House, in Philadelphia at The Four Seasons. Mr. Kail is married, has three children, and lives in Manhattan. He is a member of the Players Club.