Larger Than Life New Novel Features NFL, New York & Hollywood

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Harry Brooks brilliantly treads the line of modern American folklore with narrative vitality reminiscent of football itself and the many characters associated with it

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From the boardrooms in New York to Hollywood and behind the scenes in Las Vegas, meet bankers, politicians, con men and refuted mobsters in Harry Brooks’ new novel Everybody Does Business. It is the larger than life, rollickingly funny, money-grubbing world of NFL wanna-be owners that Harry Brooks uses his poetic license on for this new must-read adventure on the cutting edge of modern American folklore in the making. Brooks’ involving tale has brilliant proletarian appeal in its set of self-made characters battling in-bred American aristocracy for the attention of the great American public fascinated by big, husky men duking it out on the gridiron.

Everybody Does Business is the story of two men trying to obtain an NFL team. One of the men, Elliot Campbell, has spent half his life trying to manipulate the system in order to own an NFL team. Then one day, he is approached by Ralph Macon, one of the sharpest con men in the business, who convinces him that for $10 million, he can get him the franchise. The other man is Dusty Saks, owner of a Las Vegas casino. His wife, Nicki, owns Colossal Studio, one of Hollywood’s largest motion picture studios. His mentor, Angelo DeFazio, undoubtedly the country’s richest ex-Mafioso, taught him early on that “everybody does business.”

Harry Brooks’ novel goes on to explain how their paths (Dusty and Elliot’s) continue to cross over the years. It is fraught with Byzantine manipulations, filled with insider Vegas humor, and the house vigorish is that, no matter whether Dusty or Elliot wins the dream of owning a brand-new NFL franchise, it is Brooks’ Everybody Does Business that wins the game. Here are two other copacetic opinions on Harry Brooks’ new fiction:

“I’m always fascinated at the way a book translates into a film, but the more I get into this one, the more it becomes a living thing. Things begin to play on multiple levels, characters take on different depth and dimension, and scenes create and recreate themselves.”
— Yabo Yabionsky
Hollywood, California

“You cannot be neutral about the characters in Harry Brook’s novels. You love them, hate them, wish them away, or want more of them.”
— Jay Berger
Circulation Management Associates
Springfield, Massachusetts

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About the Author
Harry Brooks was born and raised in Philadelphia. He always had a penchant for writing, and during his business career, he was a frequent contributor to both trade and financial publications. After retiring from his business in 1989, he wrote his first novel. Since then, he has written five other novels and one unproduced screenplay. He presently writes for a local monthly publication. He and his wife live in suburban Philadelphia.

Everybody Does Business * by Harry Brooks
Publication Date: August 14, 2013
Trade Paperback; $23.99; 409 pages; 978-1-4836-7523-7
Trade Hardback; $34.99; 409 pages; 978-1-4836-7524-4
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4836-7525-1

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