Download e-book for kindle: Manila Gambit: A Novel by John F. Zeugner

By John F. Zeugner

ISBN-10: 1498238629

ISBN-13: 9781498238625

ISBN-10: 1498238645

ISBN-13: 9781498238649

Paul Snell, amateur reporter, will get assigned a weekly column on chess, generally due to his faux-filial attachment to the Hane Tribune's proprietor Waldo Turner. In go back Snell provides to take care of, and possibly marry, Waldo's fragile, unhinged niece Pamela Snow. The not likely couple quickly adequate latch onto American chess prodigy, Mikey Spendip and his mom Vera, as they ascend the ladder of match chess. through the summer season of 1980 on the Interzonal Finals in Manila, Philippines Spendip is persuaded to assist an rebellion opposed to dictator Ferdinand Marcos by way of intentionally wasting a very important fit. yet that gesture slips right into a gory, comedian fiasco.
The novel is an ironic remark at the nature of chess, probability, and love, in progressive situations.

"Take Eric Ambler, upload a dollop of Carl Hiassen, and a drop of Graham Greene bitters, and also you get Manila Gambit. John Zeugner retains you guffawing (almost) to the breathtaking finish of this story advised by way of an hedonic journalist who follows the sunlight and a snatch of chess masters from Florida to the Philippines less than the Marcos dictatorship. His travels are advanced through an addled female friend, her dysfunctional relatives, and a band of terrorists."
--Chandler Thompson, translator and journalist

"John Zeugner's most up-to-date novel, a fast-moving chess mystery (!) weirdly entangled in cold-war and guerrilla-war intrigue, brings jointly a humanitarian's love for the 'little gestures that count number' with an historian's realizing of the enormous geo-political buildings that make us stumble and fall. The writing, additionally, mirrors the popular form of chess. Punctuated by way of daring gambits, it advances a posh plot with rapid-fire discussion that glints with verve and wit. a superb read!"
--Joseph P. Lawrence, Professor of Philosophy, university of the Holy Cross

"All authors of fiction are jealous of different authors of fiction so I recommend each person get out their knives in anticipation of John Zeugner's most modern novel, Manila Gambit. He definitely has stolen my dream by way of effectively making a moment lifestyles occupation as a novelist, and his paintings simply retains convalescing. In Manila Gambit he has moved from his earlier paintings, which was once seriously dependent upon his genuine lifestyles reviews, to a fiction lighter, and but larger crafted, than whatever he has written prior to. Its feel of position, humans, and time placed it within the ranks of the simplest of sunshine comedic fiction up there with Peter Maryle and Compton Mackenzie."
--Bruce Stronach, Dean, Temple college, Japan Campus

John Zeugner's amassed tales, Under Hiroshima, (2014), approximately instructing in Japan gained the Serena McDonald Kennedy Prize for fiction. He has released a unique, Soldier for Christ, a set of 3 brief novels, Food for Jackals, (2014), and one other choice of tales, Life-Arc instructing Tales, (2015). He in brief performed for the Harvard chess staff, after the 1st 3 forums left the school for private or educational reasons.

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