Roll the Dice

Roll the Dice

by Wayne Avrashow

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Overview

What happens when one of America’s biggest rock stars leaves the Las Vegas stage to run for the United State Senate?

The ultimate celebrity candidate, Tyler Sloan is no stranger to politics – his estranged father was a California governor who narrowly lost a Presidential campaign. He runs as a political independent, refuses campaign contributions, and dismisses special interests and lobbyists.

Sloan is caught in a political campaign fraught with; sexual scandal, corruption and conflicting loyalties. Will he be able to navigate through political turbulence and his own past to win the race?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781946143327
Publisher: Fiery Seas Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 11/28/2017
Pages: 314
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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Roll the Dice 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
xokristim More than 1 year ago
This book was definitely a bit out of my comfort zone. I’m not really a huge reader of political thrillers, but after being sent information on it, I was intrigued. I thought it sounded unique and interesting. After reading it, I could tell that it was very well researched and written. I liked the fact that I don’t know much about politics, but never felt lost or confused. It was like everything was explained very easily to understand. I also enjoyed how each chapter was dated. It gave me a clear time line to when all of the major events of the election were taking place. It was great that I was able to learn a lot of what goes on behind the scenes of an election. I enjoyed the fact that the book had in depth character descriptions. I liked that Tyler knew exactly what he wanted and wouldn’t back down no matter the obstacle. I felt that he was a very strong main character. Overall I really enjoyed this book and learned a lot more about politics than I originally knew. I thought the storyline was unique to me, considering I don’t read many political thrillers, and that I didn’t feel lost. I would highly recommend this book If you are a big fan of political thrillers or even if you are just looking for a place to begin.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
“Avrashow, who served as my chief of staff at LA City Hall, has drawn upon his decades of experience as a political insider to write a gripping story of political intrigue and personal drama. Rich with insight, suspense and humor, Roll the Dice will appeal not only to political junkies but to anyone who enjoys a compelling novel and a great read. While we have already seen famous actors elected to governorships and even the presidency, the author gives us an intriguing spin on the phenomenon of celebrities-as-candidates – a charismatic, legendary rock star self-finances his maverick campaign for US Senate, running as an independent and claiming he is beholden to nobody but the people. At a time when many voters express disenchantment with partisan bickering and gridlock, Avrashow shows how a popular celebrity with unlimited personal resources could mount a serious, third-party campaign for high political office. With a large cast of fascinating characters, and a suspenseful story line full of twists and turns, Roll the Dice keeps the reader turning pages, as the rock star protagonist reaches for the brass ring in the biggest gamble of his life.” Bob Ronka Los Angeles City Councilman (Ret.)
Reader_Views More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Ben Green for Reader Views (12/17) “Roll the Dice” is a “fictitious” and timely look inside the American political process at a time when the traditional rules of the game no longer apply. Author Wayne Avrashow has created an intriguing and entertaining read that delves deeply into American politics and takes a look at the dark side of how campaigns are won. The book is clearly fictitious, but Avrashow's experience as a campaign manager inside the political process clearly shines through the story. “Roll the Dice” tells the story of Tyler Sloan, a celebrated candidate who decides to run for office. Of course his campaign is plagued with all the stuff we have come to expect like backstabbing, sex scandals, and funding issues. What makes all of this special though is Avrashow's attention to detail. You truly feel like you are following a real campaign and that this book could have been a "behind the scenes” look at any of the recent presidential candidates' runs. Avrashow also creates a well-based read that is hard to put down and while there are plenty of nuances, the book rarely feels stiff or dry. One real issue I have is that Avrashow's characters feel a bit cookie-cutter. Take Sloan, for instance. He is exactly what you would expect from a celebrated candidate and exactly what you need to move the story forward, but Avrashow never really flushes him or any of the other characters out completely. Most of them feel like they are strategically placed to move the story. This isn't a huge issue since the real focus here is the campaign and political process itself, and that is easily enough to make this a good read. The only other issue I have with “Roll the Dice” is that stakes never seem high enough. I know this may sound silly but literally, the only thing at stake here is who wins the election…so you know, just the White House. This in some ways goes back to the characters issue because we never really feel like the world will end for any of them no matter how the votes come out. Even if it would have ended, I never felt like I would have cared. To conclude, “Roll the Dice” is a good read and even better if you're into politics which it seems like currently, everyone is. Wayne Avrashow brings a lot of realism and detail to the campaign process and it is a great commentary on the current political process in the United States. It is a smooth read that is highly enjoyable and timely.