The Prisoner's Dilemma by Sean Stuart O'Connor

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The far north coast of Scotland. Spring 1745. It begins with a murder. But is it a murder when someone is forced to kill his brother, so that he might save his own life? The guilty man is a nobody, a poor fisherman. The person who arrogantly and unthinkingly makes him commit this terrible act, simply to see how he behaved, is the richest man in Scotland, the Earl of Dunbeath. Dunbeath invents his game of life the Prisoner s Dilemma. He invites his old friend, David Hume, to Caithness to play the new game with him. But into their planned discussions blow two survivors from a shipwreck - the beautiful and brilliant Sophie Kant and the calm, charismatic captain, Alexis Zweig. What follows is a claustrophobic and fast-moving game of cat and mouse, as the characters drive relentlessly towards their destinies in life and death, love and betrayal and the passion they each have to achieve their different ambitions. Under the game-playing, the deceits and feints, the science and the philosophy, is a simple tale of three utterly determined and ruthless men struggling to the death to succeed in the race for an extraordinary woman. Which of them will win? How? And why?

About Sean Stuart O'Connor

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Sean Stuart O'Connor spent over twenty years as an advertising executive before becoming an entrepreneur, investor, corporate advisor and packager of private equity projects.He has been the chairman of four public companies and a number of private ones, the founder of several successful businesses and a director of a wide range of these and other companies.The Prisoner's Dilemma is his first novel.
Published April 26, 2013 by Zero Books. 377 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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