Playboy, Lover, Gambler: A Thriller Spiced with a Liberal Helping of Romance and Humor! by Mr Richard J Powell
A trilogy of the life of Clive Richards - Playboy, Lover and Gambler. The three books centre on the three women who figure most prominently in his life. Born in poverty and a millionaire by age 21, Clive's background as a successful businessman has created an exciting, fun-filled lifestyle. His life is shared with numerous lovers until he meets and settles down with Savitra (Book One) until tragedy strikes. After a near-fatal accident, he marries Sophie (Book Two) and continues his exciting former fun-filled lifestyle with her, together with his daughter, Sahtria (Book Three) who seeks fame and fortune in a different arena.
A gripping adult tale of tragedy, humor and romance - the reader shares the thrills of a gambler - from the Miracle Mile at Sydney's Harold Park Paceway to the Doncaster at Royal Randwick Racecourse as well as the slots and tables in the clubs and casinos in Sydney, Darwin and Melbourne. You'll also be transported to the exclusive play grounds of the rich and famous - Tahiti, Malibu, Portofino and Santorini - to name a few, while sampling many mouthwatering gourmet dishes and exotic cocktails.
Experience the highs and lows - the thrills and the tragedies - and share Clive's life and those of the women he loves - Savitra, Sophie and Sahtria.
A Thriller Spiced with a liberal helping of Romance and Humor!
Richard Powell was born in Sydney, Australia and has led a very diverse life. Excelling in door-to-door selling in his younger days he progressed to selling insurance, became a bank manager (mercy please!), became one of Sydney's top residential real estate salesmen and later went on to exclusive boutique real estate sales including thoroughbred horse studs and a tourist island. He is passionate about reading which led him to write about some of his life experiences. His first book 'The Extortionist' is a fun project taken on to prove a point and has been quickly followed by 'Playboy, Lover, Gambler'. Both books are pure fiction although some of the happenings are based on actual events. Richard writes for fun and his books, though mystery thrillers are always spiced with a liberal dose of romance and humor. Watch out for a third title "Accidental Assassin" out soon. Richard lives in Sydney with his wife Christine. They love travel, sport, computer games, fine dining and red wine. They have three children and three grandchildren.