Jun 15, 2015, 08:30 ET
THORNTON, Colo., June 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Rewarded Efforts Company is collaborating in publishing a novel by David Swanagon that highlights the inner workings and subculture of the Las Vegas Casino business. The Purple Mantis Hotel was published on June 11, 2015. This relationship is for advisory and marketing services, with the author retaining worldwide rights.
Mr. Swanagon's publication has received strong initial reviews from Kirkus and fiction readers. In fact, the editorial staff of Kirkus refers to the title as an "Urban jungle likely to hook readers eager to see a man like Danillo (main character) navigate it all. Kirkus concludes the review by saying, "Swanagon sees Las Vegas as a dynamic city with more than its share of pitfalls as well as a few jackpots." The Purple Mantis Hotel is a "wild tale with an intriguing protagonist that just might crack."
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THE PURPLE MANTIS HOTEL (description):
In a city known for its lights, three thousand are about to go dark unless Paul Goldstein can find a way to pull The Purple Mantis Hotel out of bankruptcy. The sprawling $3 billion property located next to the Bellagio was assumed by Frankfurt Securities after the 2009 economic collapse. Hiring Paul as its interim CEO, the bank gave him twelve months to create a profitable brand and casino operation. Otherwise, the half-finished project would be demolished. Ambitious, but tied to an undisclosed partnership with the gang MS-13, Paul hatches a strategy that straddles the line between deception and criminality. In what should take years to accomplish, Paul has only months to obtain a gaming license, negotiate a union contract, build a slots database, and entice high-end players from the Asian marketing segment in Macau. Finally, he must host a lavish New Year's Eve party that exceeds anything the strip has ever seen.
To assist him, Paul hires a desperately situated ex-Marine as his Chief of Staff. Suffering from PTSD, Danillo Bacci struggles to overcome an impoverished past which includes drug running, larceny, and murder—the last not simply a result of his military service. In exchange for Paul protecting his brother in prison, Danillo cautiously agrees to assist him in bringing the property to life. As the two march steadily towards New Year's Eve, their descent into the strip's "full contact" subculture forces them to confront a sea of moral dilemmas. Eventually, anything goes as friendships are betrayed, regulators kidnapped, and bodies left in the desert.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mr. Swanagon is based in Saudi Arabia and works as a Talent Management leader for one of the largest oil and energy companies in the world. Prior to moving abroad, he served as the Director for the CEO Office of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. In addition, Mr. Swanagon was a Performance Management leader for Las Vegas Sands Corp—owner of the Venetian and Palazzo Resorts.
ABOUT THE REWARDED EFFORTS COMPANY
Transformative and spiritually aware. Charming with an understated flare for the dramatic. The Rewarded Efforts Company is defined by an unconventional approach that integrates the contemporary with what is both timeless and elegant. Our mission is to offer clients premium consulting services in an atmosphere that invites energy, inspires creativity, and opens the door for complete transformation. Our business model includes literary publishing, life coaching, and management consulting in the areas of HR/talent development, stress management, and wellness.
For more information, visit www.rewardedefforts.com
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