Stamford, CT, December 23, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Author, Bob Robustelli, is pleased to announce the release of his new book, TeamWork. Team work is an international spy thriller that mixes business with sports to create a captivating suspense novel.
Football promoter Mickey Rossetti never knew who he was or what he really wanted. Until it was almost game over. Combining international espionage with international business and the action-packed arena of American football, Bob Robustelli’s debut Cold War-era spy thriller TeamWork delivers a tough-skinned, highly suspenseful addition to the genre that is certain to enthrall anyone who is a fan of hard-boiled fiction, or a fan of the great American pastime of football.
For hard-partying, directionless Mickey, growing up the third son of the famous Hall of Famer Benny Rossetti from the New York Giants often seemed as tough as the sport that defined his family’s lives. An all-American kid on the outside, Mickey had long been on a straight shot to epic addiction that took a sharp, cocaine-fueled turn for the worse after his failed marriage. However, as he hobbles along at his family’s business of promoting American football in Mexico, Europe, and the USSR, Mickey instead finds himself thrown into a game with perilously high international stakes.
In TeamWork, fates are conjoined through a decades-long relationship between two spooks of matched skills, and dramatically opposing loyalties. Through a slew of mishaps, Mickey finds himself on the brink of real trouble with the FBI. Enter Pete Martin, a crusty old codger of a CIA operative. When Mickey eventually lands in Moscow on business, Pete is there to keep him under tight reins. Suddenly, the top is blown off of a KGB plot to take over the USSR and likely decimate the world.
TeamWork reveals that, when it comes to one man, the game may just be far from over. Bringing together business, football, and spooks as the Cold War heats up, this fast-paced, edgy debut spy thriller offers play-by-play thrills, laughs, and game-changing redemption.
"There is space for a new author in the spy thriller genre. Three years ago when I starting doing research on writing at a local bookstore, the sales agent asked me what I was writing. When I mentioned a spy novel, her exact words were 'That's great we need new blood in that genre,'" Robustelli says. "In the past few years, I really haven't found any new spy thrillers that excited me. I believe readers are looking for a new voice and a new story."
“A non-stop thriller, a breathtaking adventure, daringly original with flawed real characters and real world danger that will draw you in and hold you until the final word. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough.”— best-selling author Richard Doetsch
Author: Bob Robustelli
Published: November 2011
About The Author
After his college days at the University of Connecticut, Bob Robustelli worked in the family corporate travel and sports marketing business. His responsibilities included promoting American football in Mexico, Europe, and Russia. Robustelli’s father played for the New York Giants and is a member of the NFL Hall of Fame, credentials that helped with his associations with football. Throughout his travels, which took him to all parts of the world, he read thrillers and always thought his job was a good cover for a CIA agent. The idea for TeamWork had been formulating with Robustelli for some time, when three years ago he committed to writing it, taking courses at the Westport Writers Workshops and attending numerous seminars. He’s enjoyed the process of learning the trade, but realizes there is much more to learn. He’s looking forward to the journey.
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TeamWork is available for purchase from the publisher, from Amazon.com, BN.com and other online retailers. Bookstores should contact Ingram for wholesale orders.