Snake Eyes

Gaylord Dold
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Someone is maiming the horses of rancher Jules Reynard and Mitch Roberts
is hired to put a stop to the mayhem. But the blind Reynard is also a
nightclub owner with a dangerous and beautiful young wife.



Gaylord Dold is the author of fifteen works of fiction including the
highly acclaimed private detective series featuring Mitch Roberts, a
well as numerous contemporary crime thrillers. Many of his novels have
been singled out for awards and praise by a number of critics and
writer’s organizations. 



Snake Eyes is a recipient of the Best Paper Back Novel, Private Eye Writers of America.
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Gaylord Dold is the author of fifteen works of fiction including the highly acclaimed private detective series featuring Mitch Roberts, a well as numerous contemporary crime thrillers. Many of his novels have been singled out for awards and praise by a number of critics and writer’s organizations. As one of the founders of Watermark Press, Dold edited and published a number of distinguished literary works, including the novel Leaving Las Vegas by John O’Brien, which was made into a movie starring Nicholas Cage and Elizabeth Shue. Dold lives on the prairie of southern Kansas.

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Gaylord Dold
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Published on
Jun 11, 2014
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Pages
170
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ISBN
9781938582905
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Hard-Boiled
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 "Already he had counted sixteen soldiers, ten beige-clad paratroopers
sleeping under a big umbrella tree where there was some shade.  On the
taxi ride away from Brazzaville, along the dusty road where the plateau
broke down to brown grassless hills, he had see maybe six soldiers
marching wearily, looking sad-eyed and stoned on bungi, crazy from the
canopy of unrelieved sun.  Mostly he felt amazed and a little lucky to
be in Africa, but just then he felt afraid, as

if a little bubble of balance in the middle of his head had suddenly been tilted to one side, and the soldiers knew it."



Set in Zaire and the Republic of Congo, The World Beat evokes modern
Africa with a realism that few writers achieve.  At loose ends, series
hero Roberts takes an assignment from Lloyds of London to deliver ransom
for Elyse Revelle, a Belgian mining company doctor who has been
kidnapped, presumably be separatists or terrorists.  Together with a
Zairian employee of the company, Roberts undertakes an arduous river
journey to make contact with the kidnappers at the doctor’s clinic in
the jungle. This journey, with its sights, sounds, and smells of Africa,
is both metaphor and actuality.  Roberts falls seriously ill and the
trip becomes a struggle to head off forces that are opposed to the
mission, to find and pay off the kidnappers, and to elude death from
disease or assassination.



Like the novels of Graham Greene, The World Beat combines gripping
action themes of political commitment, moral responsibility and human
violence.
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