The Great Game

The Great Game

D.R. Bell / Jun 19, 2019

The Great Game The Great Game is an international intrigue and thriller piece set against the backdrop of a near future in which China and Russia have staged a financial coup against the U S dollar to replace it as

  • Title: The Great Game
  • Author: D.R. Bell
  • ISBN: The Great Game
  • ASIN
    B00HGM63II
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    English
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  • Page: 417
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The Great Game is an international intrigue and thriller piece set against the backdrop of a near future in which China and Russia have staged a financial coup against the U.S dollar to replace it as the world s reserve currency Fortunes are made and lost in a matter of hours But some have far ranging plans than financial gain Computer engineer David Ferguson has The Great Game is an international intrigue and thriller piece set against the backdrop of a near future in which China and Russia have staged a financial coup against the U.S dollar to replace it as the world s reserve currency Fortunes are made and lost in a matter of hours But some have far ranging plans than financial gain Computer engineer David Ferguson has no idea that a chance meeting with a friendly stranger in the airport will change everything Suddenly, he is running for his life, without knowing why or from whom In trying to evade his pursuers, David accidentally involves Maggie Sappin, a graduate student and a transplant from Kiev To save themselves, they have to uncover the reasons behind a financial crisis and political upheaval that followed From Los Angeles to Texas, Kiev, Moscow, and New York, the body count mounts along with the layers of deception as two innocent people become key players in The Great Game This is a work of fiction But what are presented in the story as facts of the time of writing are indeed facts in real life And if some elements look hard to imagine, back in the early 1980s one would have been laughed at for suggesting that in a few short years people would be dancing on top of the Berlin Wall and the Soviet Union would be no longer Are there any lessons in this for us Have we learned from the two market crashes and financial upheavals we have had already in this still young century What will be the eventual price of the massive deficits that our fiscal policies are leaving to the younger generation While The Great Game has originally been conceived as a stand alone work, it is now the middle book in The Counterpoint trilogy The prequel, called The Metronome, has been published in August of 2014 The sequel, called The Outer Circle, will be published in April of 2015 The Great Game and The Metronome are largely independent, with only a minor overlap amongst the characters The Outer Circle brings the heroes of the two earlier books together to conclude their journey Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Kindle Edition, 374 pages Published December 19th 2013 by D R Bell More Details Original Title The Great Game ASIN B00HGM63II Edition Language English Series The Counterpoint Trilogy 2 Other Editions 2 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about The Great Game, please sign up

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Good bookYou people should just read this book yourselves and write your own review on this novel yourself and I really enjoyed reading this book very much so Shelley MA flag Like see review Jul 28, 2018 Sean rated it it was amazing Shelves d r bell Loved this one too flag Like see review Jan 20, 2015 Jody rated it really liked it Shelves action adventure, kindle fire, political thriller This is the book you are supposed to read right after you finish The Metronome The two books are not so connected that you have read them in order but there are a few names that are dropped that you find in both books I think this is a trilogy so who knows what the future holds for those characters that span both booksonly time will tell This book is set in the future and I don t think Bell is that far off his idea of what America, China and Russia will look like in the future Based upon This is the book you are supposed to read right after you finish The Metronome The two books are not so connected that you have read them in order but there are a few names that are dropped that you find in both books I think this is a trilogy so who knows what the future holds for those characters that span both booksonly time will tell This book is set in the future and I don t think Bell is that far off his idea of what America, China and Russia will look like in the future Based upon the way these nations are heading at present it is very easy to see Bell s ideas coming to pass Just like The Metronome, Bell includes a few pages at the end to let the reader know what is fact and fiction Again Bell gives us a book that could sit on the shelf beside of any Steve Berry novel This is a political thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat The main characters are likeable although there are a few actions that are not believable But again, this is a futuristic novel and who knows how people will be acting and thinking next week much less a few years from now Overall this was a good book but I enjoyed The Metronome much better I give it 3.5 stars but rounded it up to 4 based upon its strong finish flag Like see review Jan 13, 2017 Mary Jane rated it it was amazing Thrilling Once again D.R.Bell has produced an exciting book to continue his trilogy The aspect that makes it thrilling is the presentation of events of the here and now and the future that they may predict The inception of these future events is happening now in a non fiction world the threat to the dollar as the world monetary standard, the Chinese attempt to unseat the US dollar with the yuan, the stockpiling of gold in China, the techno world which can trace our every move, the rise of Rus Thrilling Once again D.R.Bell has produced an exciting book to continue his trilogy The aspect that makes it thrilling is the presentation of events of the here and now and the future that they may predict The inception of these future events is happening now in a non fiction world the threat to the dollar as the world monetary standard, the Chinese attempt to unseat the US dollar with the yuan, the stockpiling of gold in China, the techno world which can trace our every move, the rise of Russia in world politics, the change in US politics and elections, and the threat of secession of California after the Trump victory in 2016 Bell s fiction of the future is all too plausible It is eerie the way he extrapolates and brings us into the next decade after a big recession in 2019 and the resulting world turmoil I really liked The Metronome This book introduces new characters I am looking forward to reading the next last book in the trilogy to see how Bell ties up this mad chase for dominance between the Chinese, the Russians, and the USA flag Like see review Jun 01, 2016 Patrice Fischer rated it really liked it Shelves kindle version Book 2 in a series, I already read 1 Because I was reading on Kindle I did not have a clear feel where I was in the story near the end At the climax so I did not know exactly what would be the climax That was somewhat disconcerting for me, and yet also liberating, as though at any moment, it might end even though there is one book in this trio It s quite difficult to see if the author has any identifiable political positions, since at one time the speeches in the book sound like Book 2 in a series, I already read 1 Because I was reading on Kindle I did not have a clear feel where I was in the story near the end At the climax so I did not know exactly what would be the climax That was somewhat disconcerting for me, and yet also liberating, as though at any moment, it might end even though there is one book in this trio It s quite difficult to see if the author has any identifiable political positions, since at one time the speeches in the book sound like they are taken from the left catalog sometimes from the right catalog.What I do know is that in this series, along with 1 2 other series that I have read in the past year, that there is a very strong indication that the former USSR is a player in current world events than anyone in America seems to point out Scary flag Like see review Jun 11, 2014 Aakaanksh Pothukutchi rated it liked it Starts off very strong The story line is captivating and extremely realistic The author is erudite and relevant interesting economic tidbits are thrown into the story with good effect.My major issue The author, and subsequently the novel, loses its pacing and tone by trying too hard to go from being an informative thriller to a romance with long, at times cringe worthy soliloquies This meshing of genres, while admirable, just doesn t cut it In summary Read the book for a potential g Starts off very strong The story line is captivating and extremely realistic The author is erudite and relevant interesting economic tidbits are thrown into the story with good effect.My major issue The author, and subsequently the novel, loses its pacing and tone by trying too hard to go from being an informative thriller to a romance with long, at times cringe worthy soliloquies This meshing of genres, while admirable, just doesn t cut it In summary Read the book for a potential glimpse into the future, don t expect to be blown away by the romance The story line than makeup for it flag Like see review Sep 28, 2015 Steve rated it liked it This is book two of the Counterpoint trilogy You do not have to have read the first book to enjoy this one, but having read it might provide a good backdrop The US has crashed financially with help from Russia and China and is about to split A candidate for president and an SEC researcher were killed to keep the Russian and Chinese conspiracy a secret An unlucky traveler is brought into the web of intrigue by a man trying to sell the secrets of the conspiracy He and a young woman he meets f This is book two of the Counterpoint trilogy You do not have to have read the first book to enjoy this one, but having read it might provide a good backdrop The US has crashed financially with help from Russia and China and is about to split A candidate for president and an SEC researcher were killed to keep the Russian and Chinese conspiracy a secret An unlucky traveler is brought into the web of intrigue by a man trying to sell the secrets of the conspiracy He and a young woman he meets face a dauntless bevy of intelligence agents and thugs to the books conclusion Just starting the last of the trilogy now flag Like see review Apr 05, 2014 M Go rated it really liked it The Great Game was a bit of a science fiction book that occurs only several years in the future It is interesting how the premise of the book is paralleling what is going on in the World today The Russian takeover of the Crimea portion of the Ukraine is just one example There was only a couple of instances when the future was highlighted and one was where the car could drive itself.I liked this book I thought the premise was realistic and the characters were very fleshed out There was a lot The Great Game was a bit of a science fiction book that occurs only several years in the future It is interesting how the premise of the book is paralleling what is going on in the World today The Russian takeover of the Crimea portion of the Ukraine is just one example There was only a couple of instances when the future was highlighted and one was where the car could drive itself.I liked this book I thought the premise was realistic and the characters were very fleshed out There was a lot of excitement and it was a thriller that kept me turning the pages to find out what happens next flag Like see review Mar 22, 2014 LaJuana W Via rated it really liked it Good bookThought provoking story with good characters It should be read by everyone who cares about the direction our country is going The only criticism is the editing In some places it looks as though some of the text may have been cut and pasted to a different section for a better read Unfortunately they left part of it in place You would be reading and come across a sentence that belonged in a previous section it was a little disconcerting Please don t that stop you from reading It i Good bookThought provoking story with good characters It should be read by everyone who cares about the direction our country is going The only criticism is the editing In some places it looks as though some of the text may have been cut and pasted to a different section for a better read Unfortunately they left part of it in place You would be reading and come across a sentence that belonged in a previous section it was a little disconcerting Please don t that stop you from reading It is a very good story with a timely message If you want to ignore the warning then just enjoy the story flag Like see review Aug 13, 2014 Michele rated it it was amazing This is a fast moving suspense thriller which should make you think long and hard about what really goes on behind closed doors in the financial and political arenas It is a futuristic book but the year 2020 is not that far into the future Could this be happening unfortunately yes Is it happening none of us knows for sure Americans, myself included are much too complacent about what is going on around us, to us, and around the world This book is a wake up call.The Great Game flag Like see review Mar 19, 2014 Jim Fromm rated it really liked it Fair WarningThis was a sobering look at the unintended consequences of our dysfunction The message so completely overwhelmed the drama, it seemed as it the two were unrelated I liked the characters, but felt the opportunity was lost to build a truly memorable work by fleshing out the details The warning deserves your attention I would read it and share it for that reason alone flag Like see review May 01, 2014 Martin rated it really liked it I enjoyed this book overall, and hope to see books from this author The storyline was interesting and the plot kept me engaged There were some minor annoyances though than one character deciding to use various Lord of the Rings examples and analogies to explain things, the author calling a turtle a tortoise, and the dialog between the characters in the opening chapters seemed a bit stilted it improved considerably as the book progressed flag Like see review Aug 13, 2014 Joe rated it really liked it Enjoyable thriller Liked the two main characters A little slow at times with the relationship and book reference stuff Picked up the pace in the second half and I didn t want to put the old Kindle down Didn t realize this was the middle part of a trilogy Intriguing enough that I added the others to my to read list flag Like see review Mar 03, 2014 Kevin rated it liked it Shelves suspense, elibrary A run of the mill thriller I would give it two stars for cliches and sometimes annoying writing characters, but I enjoyed the very relevant modern topical background Russia, China, and United States embroiled in an economic and political conspiracy flag Like see review Mar 11, 2014 Nancy rated it liked it Okay, I did skim parts of the book that got too philosophical or pedantic, but the action did pick up in the latter part of the book and kept me up to finish it I like how it ended, for the most part I might give it 3 1 2 stars if I knew how to do that flag Like see review Nov 26, 2014 Nick Bikoff rated it it was amazing Truth or Fiction A really fascinating look into what our future may be I m looking forward to the continuation in book 3 flag Like see review Mleehall rated it it was amazing Nov 06, 2015 Monica Jones rated it really liked it Mar 16, 2014 Jane rated it liked it Mar 21, 2014 Kathryn Donovan Freeman rated it liked it Oct 21, 2014 Debbie rated it liked it Feb 19, 2015 Bobbie Porter rated it liked it Jan 29, 2015 Chris rated it really liked it Sep 30, 2014 Debbie Ousley rated it it was amazing Aug 28, 2016 Michael G Friend rated it it was amazing Sep 17, 2018 Steffie rated it liked it Dec 25, 2015 Nancy Viands rated it liked it Jul 19, 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    1. Great readAt first I wasn t sure about getting into this book I stuck with it and then it was like a steep water slide, a wild fast ride The book slows again in the middle especially when the author seems to pontificate about a certain book written in the real world Other than that, a fast, snow skiing downhill race with an avalanche chasing your heals Exciting novel Highly recommended.


    2. Another great book This book was far different than the first book in the series The plot in the second book seems unlikely to happen, but at the same time is very possible Since this book takes place a few years into the future, I was making sure to make mental notes.


    3. Good bookYou people should just read this book yourselves and write your own review on this novel yourself and I really enjoyed reading this book very much so Shelley MA



    4. This is the book you are supposed to read right after you finish The Metronome The two books are not so connected that you have read them in order but there are a few names that are dropped that you find in both books I think this is a trilogy so who knows what the future holds for those characters that span both booksonly time will tell This book is set in the future and I don t think Bell is that far off his idea of what America, China and Russia will look like in the future Based upon This is [...]


    5. Thrilling Once again D.R.Bell has produced an exciting book to continue his trilogy The aspect that makes it thrilling is the presentation of events of the here and now and the future that they may predict The inception of these future events is happening now in a non fiction world the threat to the dollar as the world monetary standard, the Chinese attempt to unseat the US dollar with the yuan, the stockpiling of gold in China, the techno world which can trace our every move, the rise of Rus Th [...]


    6. Book 2 in a series, I already read 1 Because I was reading on Kindle I did not have a clear feel where I was in the story near the end At the climax so I did not know exactly what would be the climax That was somewhat disconcerting for me, and yet also liberating, as though at any moment, it might end even though there is one book in this trio It s quite difficult to see if the author has any identifiable political positions, since at one time the speeches in the book sound like Book 2 in a ser [...]


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