Baladrar

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Author House, Mar 31, 2010 - Fiction - 364 pages
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When the cell phone market soars late in the Twentieth Century, incredible profits are assured for investors in any cell phone corporations. Two Mafia families, Villario from America and Ficuzza from Sicily, seize the opportunity and invest heavily in Svenska, the largest producer of cell phones. The families then join forces to balloon their profits by instigating a horrific sequence of actions that transfers Svenska's major source of microchips from a Maltese company to one in California. Malta's economy is shaken to the core, and the shock waves reverberate across the Mediterranean to Baladrar on Spain's Costa Blanca where Kate and Marty Boyd have resettled to escape the wrath of Luca Villario, Kate's father. The two Americans and their Anglo-Saxon friends are abruptly caught in the eye-of-the-storm with the FBI and Spain's Guardia Civil on one side and the Mafia families on the other.
 

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About the author (2010)

Dale Soderberg, author of seven novels and one book of short stories, majored in English at Gettysburg College where his professors encouraged him to begin creative writing. While teaching classes on the Expatriate writers, he decided that working with Ernest Hemingway's 'The Sun Also Rises' required personal experience with the 'Feria de San Fermin' in Pamplona, Spain, famous for its running with the bulls. Although he has never run, he has become acquainted with several of the most committed runners and watched the running during seven fiestas over three decades. He has also become a frequent visitor on the Costa Blanca where he thoroughly enjoys the ambience of Baladrar. He and his wife, Marjorie, live in Hamilton, New York where they have close ties with Colgate University.

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