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Author: Gerald Rothberg
ISBN: 1418486612
Language: English
Pages: 308 pages
Category: Contemporary
Publisher: Author's Partners in Pub Ltd (October 22, 2004)
Rating: 4.7
Formats: azw doc lit txt
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New Suspense Thriller Novel The Esau Swindle Blends Intrigue, Romance, Espionage and Murder In. .Veteran journalist and Circus Magazine founder . Gerald, Jerry, Gerry) Rothberg pens compelling must read book. The Esau Swindle" an explosive novel from .

New Suspense Thriller Novel The Esau Swindle Blends Intrigue, Romance, Espionage and Murder In Buenos Aires. Jacob an ambitious New York art dealer with his Argentine lover, Raquel find themselves cornered by a cunning Argentine former junta general, and his assassin American partner seeking to locate money hidden by Jacob's mysteriously deceased twin brother. Rothberg, is a high-energy roller-coaster ride that will leave readers breathless.

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Esau Swindle - The Book Was Truly Worth Waiting For. Enjoyed The Esau Swindle by Gerald Rothberg. It has everything that I had hoped for: Buenos Aires location, the art world, fascinating characters, like Jacob Rose, the NYC art dealer, Raquel, Gingold, a serious Argentine actress and the bad guys - junta generals and assassins. I don't want to give the plot away, but The Esau Swindle by Gerald Rothberg is highly recommended.

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Rothberg is the author of "The Esau Swindle," "Love Song for Montana Greene," the just-released Memoirs of a Woman With Two Lovers," and the forthcoming fantasy novel "Billy B Gude, and the Escape from Elsinore Castle. Thank you for your interest

Rothberg is the author of "The Esau Swindle," "Love Song for Montana Greene," the just-released Memoirs of a Woman With Two Lovers," and the forthcoming fantasy novel "Billy B Gude, and the Escape from Elsinore Castle. Thank you for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you soon. Service Area Nationwide. com Memoirs of a Woman with Two Lovers On Barnes & Noble . Follow.

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Rothberg is the author of The Esau Swindle, Love Song for Montana Greene, Memoirs of a Woman with Two . This book is a unique and enjoyable read-it has a light-hearted feel, but touches on many tougher aspects of life for the characters romping around New York in the 1960s

Rothberg is the author of The Esau Swindle, Love Song for Montana Greene, Memoirs of a Woman with Two Lovers, and the forthcoming Billy . ood, the Escape from Elsinore Castle. This book is a unique and enjoyable read-it has a light-hearted feel, but touches on many tougher aspects of life for the characters romping around New York in the 1960s. I got a quick sketch of life in New York during that era as the story was peppered with details that connected you to a time and place.

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Comments (7)
Dagdatus
I really enjoyed this book. I hated "Da Vinci Code." Now that I've drawn the line in the sand, allow me to elaborate.

"The Esau Swindle" reminded me of a good film noir. The plot and characters are well-defined, but, like a good film noir, the reader is led down a path of uncertainty regarding the ultimate truth. I was attracted to a plot revolving around an art swindle, being somewhat familiar with the art world, but the story leads the reader in several directions at once. I liked that aspect as well. This is a shadowy story, and I found myself wondering if there wasn't some new secret intrigue that would be revealed somewhere down the line. I felt the main character's growing psychic claustrophobia of being caught in a worsening situation with little hope of escape.

For me, a book like the "Da Vinci Code" is what I call a "page-turner." The characters are shallow and the plot is light.

The whole book seems to hang on the cliff-hanger at the end of each chapter. I loved this kind of stuff when I was reading the Hardy Boys, but I need more now.

That's why I say that I am a reader that doesn't like thrillers. I like suspense, and I like it when I am transported into another world of half-light and intrique. As a way of comparison, I would take "Chinatown" or "The Big Sleep" over nearly any new Hollywood thriller. I don't need to be force-fed adventure. I found that "The Esau Thriller" kept me wanting to read. I look forward to reading Mr. Rothberg's next book as well.

Finally, a short note on the self-publishing controversy: drop it; it reeks of snobbery. Anyone who knows about publishing knows that the big publishers have specific agendas, and limited budgets. Being published by a major house is more indicative of their willingness to bet on a financial return, and is not meant to be a critical statement an author's work. In a world of blogs, zines, and print-on-demand, the controversy over self-publishing is a dinosaur. Finally it should be noted that "What Color is my Parachute," "The Celestine Prophecy" and even a John Grisham book were all self-published at first.
Jube
I bought this book based on all the positive reviews written on Amazon. After reading it, I can't believe that it's the same book that was reviewed. It wasn't thrilling at all. Basically, it was stupid. No character development, no suspense, no descriptions of anything. All the action events take place in one or two sentences. In my opinion, this book was written at an 8th grade reading level. But there certainly was a swindle.
Ral
I had the occasion of receiving two books as gifts for my birthday from my daughter, the other week: Predator by Patricia Cornwell and Esau Swindle by Gerald Rothberg.

First let me say, I've been a long time fan of Caldwell's Scarpetta novels. This book, though, reeks of copy-cat-ism, with the author copying herself, making the characters boring and cardboard like. Still, if you're interested in autopsies and sexual sadomasochism, which seems popular these days, in movies and TV programs, you might enjoy Predator.

On the other hand, Esau Swindle by Gerald Rothberg is a roller coaster ride of suspense and intrigue. Set mainly in Buenos Aires, Jacob Rose, a New York art dealer travels with his gal-pal, the famous Argentine actress, Raquel Gingold to that South American country. Ostensibly to complete the sale of a painting, which turns out to be a forgery, to a former general, down there, Jacob uncovers some ugly facts about his twin brother and his twin's mysterious death, You won't want to put down Esau Swindle. It's a great read.

Victoria Segenthaler, Freelance Book Reviewer
Samugor
"The Esau Swindle" has exposed me to a world that is so foreign, yet so sophisticated and amusing. I have enjoyed reading this novel, as it has only taken me a week to read more than three hundred pages of text. I can say, without a shadow of a doubt, that this novel piqued my interest from page one.

In reading "The Esau Swindle," I have learned that the truth will not always set you free. The novel tells the tale of Jacob, a prestigious art dealer, and follows his journey through Argentina to uncover clues regarding the death of his twin brother, Esau.

Sex, money, and deceit cram this thriller and took me on a ride; on an experience that I have not experienced while reading a book. While other posters say that this is a novel that is destined for the big screen, I really cannot say that a film would do this text justice.

With that said, I wholeheartedly give this book a five star rating.
Ausstan
In my capacity as a lecturer on reading good books, my colleagues asked me to bring to their attention good thrillers. I immediately set out to read Michael Crichton's State of Fear. Dr. Crichton's excellent novels from The Andromeda Strain to Jurassic Park wet our appetites in terms of expertise in science and technology in thrillers. But alas, this can get tiring, when one deals with science and technology all day long. When I saw Henrietta Blum's brilliant essay on The Esau Swindle, I read it straight through. Couldn't put the book down. Gerald Rothberg creates a compelling web of intrigue and secrecy where nothing is what it seems, in the Esau Swindle. And added to this is a compelling romance, mystery, murder, art forgery story all set in Buenos Aires and New York. What a joy to sit back, relax and be swept away with a good thriller. Let me say great thriller.