The Manipulators

by Dale Soderberg



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/1/2004

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 328
ISBN : 9781418486402

About the Book

Dearborn University, a small liberal arts school in Central New York, is shaken to the core by a sequence of events involving two professors and a student who is the daughter of the ruthless Don of the Mafia’s Villario Family.  Dr. Ellen Shaw and Angie Villario are both drawn to Expatriate expert, Gary Conway, in a battle only one can win.  Meanwhile, Conway is caught up in a web of intrigue initiated by Luca Villario and exacerbated by the FBI.  Pressured from every side, Conway loses complete control of his life when a horrendous episode on campus causes everyone to make unanticipated and life-changing decisions which lead to an astonishing conclusion on Spain’s lovely Costa Blanca.

About the Author

Dale Soderberg, author of five novels, majored in English at Gettysburg College where he was encouraged by his professors to begin creative writing.


While teaching classes on the Expatriate writers, he decided that teaching Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises required knowing something about the Feria de San Fermin in Pamplona, Spain which is famous for its encierro, or running with the bulls.  Although he has never run personally, he has watched the running during seven fiestas and has also become an American aficionado of the bullfight.


In addition to teaching and writing, Soderberg has also originated, organized, and directed tours to South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.


His many creative activities over the years have brought him inclusion in the Marquis editions of Who’s Who in the East, American Education, America, and the World.


He and his wife, Marjorie, live in Hamilton, New York where they have close ties with Colgate University.