The Great Game takes readers on a journey from Los Angeles to Kiev to solve a mystery that threatens to bring down the U.S. financial system, split the U.S. into two countries, and threatens the lives of everyone involved. The story begins with David Ferguson, a computer programmer who is returning from a business trip to discuss a proprietary technology that his company has developed. Unbeknownst to David, this routine business trip turns into an international espionage thriller that sweeps … [Read more...]
What is your experience with the setting of the book? Most of the action in the book takes place in Los Angeles, although the heroes travel to other places: Moscow, Kiev, New York, Maui, etc. I've been to all of them and I have lived in LA for the past 29 years. I've chosen LA as the primary setting because I am well familiar with it and that allowed for more authentic descriptions of places and people.
What are some of the local culture nuances you describe in the … [Read more...]
The Great Game is set in 2022. The US is trying to recover from a financial crisis of 2019 and the subsequent assassination of a presidential candidate. A divide between “blue” and “red” states is threatening the country's unity. David Ferguson is a divorced and dispirited computer engineer coming back from a routine business trip, when he is shoved into a car and demanded that he turn over a file that he’s never heard about. In trying to evade his pursuers, David accidentally involves … [Read more...]
Dandelions for Dinner is an entertaining read that describes the story a Greek family living through the horrors of World War II. Told through the eyes of a child, this father and son duo do a good job placing readers into the hardships of famine, foreign occupation, and utter desperation experienced by many Greeks during this period. The writing skillfully blends the experiences of a child growing up during this period with the reflections of an adult looking back some sixty plus years. … [Read more...]