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Six Faces David Hailstone

Six Faces

David Hailstone

Published June 25th 1998
ISBN : 9780966349009
Paperback
194 pages
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Kuwait City in the fall of 1989, a year before the Persian Gulf War begins, is the setting for Six Faces. The story develops a friendship between two American expatriates and former Marines living in Kuwait. One has just arrived to teach at anMoreKuwait City in the fall of 1989, a year before the Persian Gulf War begins, is the setting for Six Faces. The story develops a friendship between two American expatriates and former Marines living in Kuwait. One has just arrived to teach at an international high school, while the other is married to an Assyrian woman and has called Kuwait City his home for many years. A partnership is formed between the two when the older man shows the new guy in town how to win big money shooting craps in private games. Always using the laws of probability to their advantage, the men are consistent winners. During this time, the younger man falls in love with the Australian ambassadors daughter and they plan to marry. When Kuwait is invaded in August 1990, the men find themselves chained to artillery pieces as human shields on enemy lines. They scramble to find a way to safety, only to be forced into setting up a private game for a gang of marauders just as the Allied Forces are about to invade the city. After teaching the soldiers of fortune how to play craps, the men work their way into this once-in-a-lifetime game where millions of dollars worth of stolen property is on the table. The dramatic outcome of the game and their planned retribution against their oppressors bring the story to its exciting conclusion. With mystery, intrigue, danger and romance, Six Faces takes the reader on a grand adventure. David Hailstones variety of international characters comes alive in this fictional account of a very real time in our history and of the people caught up in one of the most dangerous dramas of our day.