Her father was one of the top men with the Shah and was executed after the Islamic Revolution. Her mother died shortly thereafter from heartbreak. Prior to the revolution, they were able to send their 12-year-old daughter to Nutley, New Jersey to live with her rich uncle. He gambled most of his money away and committed suicide when she was 19, barely leaving her eugh to cover his burial expenses. After several years at low-level jobs and romantic relationships with losers, while performing as a topless dancer she meets a guy with a plan. He convinces her they can make some big bucks. They travel around the United States preying on rich men whose oversized libidos inevitably overwhelm their common sense. While the female engages the targeted men in sexual activities, her accomplice covertly tapes their phone conversations and photographs them in compromising situations. Blackmail is their objective of course, and this clever couple is extremely successful at it. Employing her conspicuous physical attributes and disarming personality, the female hits on their next chosen target --a wealthy inventor who lives in a condo along the coast of scenic La Jolla, California. That's where this story begins. From all appearances, their usual modus operandi is serving their devious purpose flawlessly, until unexpected issues crop up. Their latest target is different in many respects from their previous conquests. For openers, he has a handsome millionaire son, owner of a local video game company. And then the target's billionaire business acquaintance, who lives in Singapore, invites them to be his houseguests in Holulu--one of the many locations throughout the world where he owns impressive homes. This short, easy-to-read tale, taking place over a time frame of several weeks, will grab and hold your interest from start to finish. And the ending will definitely surprise you... unless you become so intimately acquainted with Regina that you enter her world. Then all things are possible.
A native of Memphis, Tennessee and a graduate of Duke University and the Pasadena Playhouse, the author was a photographer for four years in the U. S. Navy. He spent 14 years in banking and 22 in the hospitality field. His first two novels were Never and Coast Walk, the third, WindanSea, the fourth, Tanto, and the latest, Regina's World. Now all are available as ebooks and paperbacks. He lives with his wife and two sons in the San Diego area, which is the main setting for all of his stories. A year after graduation from Memphis Tech High, he joined the navy on the day following the start of the Korean War. In Boot Camp he was chosen Honorman of his company by fellow recruits, went to Airman School in Memphis, then to the Naval School of Photography in Pensacola, Florida. He served as a photographer aboard the battleship New Jersey on the staff of Admiral Harold Martin, Commander of the Seventh Fleet, then spent 13 months at North Island Naval Air Station in San Diego. His last two years in the navy were at Ford Island in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, where he received a letter of commendation from the Chief of Naval Operations for his photographic work. He also attended night classes at the University of Hawaii, which is where he first thought of writing a novel when he composed a term paper for English 101. After serving in the military, Regenold graduated from Duke University where he was president of the Duke Players, the student theatrical group. He then attended the Pasadena Playhouse College of Theater Arts where he won the Faculty Scholarship and graduated cum laude. As a branch manager in banking at Ocean Beach, California, he was president of the Kiwanis Club and won first place in the National Public Speaking Contest for the American Institute of Banking. At San Diego's Old Globe Theatre was nominated for an Atlas Award for best supporting actor for his portrayal of Dr. Gibbs in Our Town. Later, while working at the Empress Hotel of La Jolla, he was chosen from 30,000 hotel employees in San Diego County as one of the 12 Hosts of the Year. When he left the Empress Hotel of La Jolla in 1999, he began working toward a goal he's had since the age of 21 in that University of Hawaii English class: writing a novel.