The Betrayal Game

The Betrayal Game

The breathtaking new thriller by suspense master David L. Robbins of a conspiracy so explosive, it could only be told as fiction. You know only half the story. Now the other half will blow you away.
Can one man make history—and can another change it with a single bullet? It was a question that Professor Mikhal Lammeck had devoted his life to answering. An expert on history’s great political assassinations, he’s come to Havana in the spring of 1961 to seek the answer firsthand. For the more he sees of Cuba’s charismatic revolutionary leader, Fidel Castro, the more he’s convinced that he’s witnessing that rarest anomaly: the man who can change history…and who therefore must be murdered.

The wild CIA plots, the treacherous double crosses, the near- miraculous escapes, are already legendary, but it seems as if Castro’s number is finally up. With a massive U.S.-backed invasion of the island looming, a trap has been set that not even Castro can escape. The players of this deadly assassination game are as varied as they are lethal—organized-crime figures, CIA agents, the Cuban underground, even a reclusive American billionaire. And now, perhaps most unlikely of all, a distinguished history professor.

Mikhal Lammeck is thrust dead-center between a Cuban secret-police captain and a chillingly amoral American CIA agent. It’s a devil’s bargain, one that Lammeck has no choice but to accept, and it will give him unprecedented access to the secret history of one of the twentieth century’s greatest coups. Lammeck suddenly finds himself no longer only studying history, but making it. He soon becomes the unwilling mentor of a young man who’s arrived in Cuba—a confused marine sharpshooter determined to become the century’s most infamous assassin.

Title:The Betrayal Game
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780553804423
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    The Betrayal Game Reviews

  • Kara Babcock

    Heavy on the suspense and light on the car chases, The Betrayal Game delivers on exactly what it promises, nothing more, nothing less.Essentially what that means is if you're predisposed to liking Dav...

  • Chuck

    A history professor who's specialty is assassins gets caught up in a CIA plot to assassinate Fidel Castro in the 1960s. This is a so-so story....

  • Carol

    i especially enjoyed the true history at the end of the book....

  • Dave

    I read this before The Assassins Gallery (which is one of the worst novels I've ever read) and this one is much, much better. But that's a very low bar. This is a very mediocre novel despite the inter...

  • Rancher

    Authentic feel for time and place. Love the portrayal of Fidel Castro. Great fun! Exciting reveal near the end....

  • Rho

    Enjoyed book 1 of this series. Could not get into this one. Slow , too many characters , not a believable story line. ...

  • Karl Jorgenson

    I'm a big fan of David Robbins, ever since 'War of the Rats'. Here he brings back Lammeck, the professor of assassination. Lammeck has come to Cuba to research a book about assassins, assuming that Fi...

  • Stefan

    I've enjoyed most of Robbin's works and though this was not my favorite work of his, it was not his worst work either. The action was pretty much non-stop. The dialogue and plot line was intelligent a...

  • Melody

    The Betrayal Game explores the world of covert operatives in Cuba prior to the Bay of Pigs. Though the story follows Mikhail Lammeck, a fictional main character, many of the people and events mentione...

  • John

    I have read most of the books by this author and generally enjoy them. He does extensive research and never fails to get me wrapped up in the story. That being said I feel this was not his strongest b...