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Do Not Disturb
Laurence Geller

Chaucer Press Books
2013 • 432 pp. 6 x 9"
Fiction & Literature / Action & Adventure / Thriller

$22.95 Paperback, 978-1-884092-86-2

A consummate global hotel entrepreneur must find a way to prevail after reaching the brink of financial disaster

Informed by the author’s more than 40 years of experience as a leading executive in the lodging industry, Do Not Disturb is the gripping story of the dashing, global hotelier Rolfe Ritter. He appears to have it all—surrounded by beautiful, accomplished women and living in luxurious settings—but is haunted by the childhood memory of witnessing his father’s murder amid post-World War II espionage and intrigue. This one defining moment robbed him of his innocence and unleashed a chain of events that forever affected his career and personal relationships. Rolfe’s insatiable need for dominance in the world of luxury hotels compels him to compromise his beliefs, sacrifice love, make dangerous deals, and breed powerful enemies. When he stands to lose everything and the lives of those he holds dear are at risk, will his death prove to be the only way out?

Set amid modern-day greed, corruption, and betrayal, Do Not Disturb reveals the inner workings of the hotel industry as it skillfully weaves a tale of suspense, passion, and the burning need to uncover the truth that will appeal to devotees of action-adventure novels.

LAURENCE GELLER is the founder of Strategic Hotels and Resorts, owner of a renowned luxury portfolio of hotels and resorts—a publicly traded Chicago-based company that he launched in 1997. Previously he was Chairman and CEO of Geller & Co., a gaming, tourism and lodging advisory company, and a senior executive at Hyatt Development Corporation, Holiday Inns, and London’s Grand Metropolitan Hotels.

Mr. Geller is Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Churchill Centre, and also serves on the boards of Children’s Memorial Hospital, the American Jewish Committee, and the Chicago Convention & Tourism Bureau.

On December 31, 2011, Mr. Geller was named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. A lifelong sportsman who was a nationally ranked rugby player and marathoner, Mr. Geller divides his time between Chicago, New York, London and Paris.

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