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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Thrillers
  • Language:English
  • Pages:425
  • eBook ISBN:9781884092312

The Last Resort

by Laurence Geller

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Overview
The Last Resort tells the story of how Rolfe Ritter, the founder and former CEO of the Kestrel Hotel and Resorts chain, becomes involved in a heart-pounding race against time to stop a plot by an international band of killers to sabotage the upcoming G8 Summit scheduled to take place at the Kestrel’s luxurious Audley, San Diego Cliffs Hotel and Resort.
Description
The Last Resort tells the story of how Rolfe Ritter, the founder and former CEO of the Kestrel Hotel and Resorts chain, becomes involved in a heart-pounding race against time to stop a plot by an international band of killers to sabotage the upcoming G8 Summit scheduled to take place at the Kestrel’s luxurious Audley, San Diego Cliffs Hotel and Resort. Although forced to sell his beloved hotel chain, he still thinks of it as his “first love.” This leads Rolfe to bring together his closest confidants from around the world to help solve the mystery of who is behind the evil plan to disrupt the world’s mightiest economies at one of his former hotels. He soon finds his life threatened along with the lives of his beloved wife, Momo, and two of his closest protégés: Matt Dirksen, the general manager of the San Diego Cliffs Resort, and his beautiful, troubled lover Beth Taylor, general manager of the Kestrel, Santa Monica. As they get closer to piecing together the mosaic of clues, Rolfe, Momo, Matt, and Beth find themselves increasingly entangled with the world’s most formidable spy agencies in the U.S., Russia, Israel, the U.K., and China—all involved in one way or another with the impending doomsday plan. Lovers of international intrigue will hang on to every word until the culmination of this thrilling, page-turning, action-adventure novel. Praise for The Last Resort “It is an almost perfect storm of possibilities—international intrigue, organized crime, espionage and, oh yes, the key ingredient: world class hotels. For most writers looking at these arenas from the outside, a formidable challenge. But this is the world that Laurence Geller knows well — because the world stays at his hotels. And The Last Resort is the kind of thriller that could only have been created by a writer with Geller’s portfolio and insider background. Before you make your next hotel reserva¬tion, consider this: forget the minibar, the size of the pool, or what’s on the room service menu. Think about who owns the hotel, and then why. . . . then check into The Last Resort. —Peter Greenberg, Travel editor, CBS News
About the author
LAURENCE GELLER's novels are informed by his 50 years of worldwide experi¬ence as a leading lodging industry executive. He is the founder of Strategic Hotels and Resorts, owner of a renowned luxury portfolio of hotels and resorts—a publicly traded Chicago-based company that he launched in 1997. Previously he was Chairman and CEO of Geller & Co., a gaming, tourism and lodging advisory company, and a senior executive at Hyatt Development Corporation, Holiday Inns, and London’s Grand Metropolitan Hotels. Mr. Geller is Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Churchill Centre, and also serves on the boards of Children’s Memorial Hospital, the American Jewish Committee, and the Chicago Convention & Tourism Bureau. On December 31, 2011, Mr. Geller was named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. A lifelong sportsman who was a nationally ranked rugby player and marathoner, Mr. Geller divides his time between Chicago, New York, London and Paris.
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