Just over two weeks ago, The Rap Sheet announced its latest book-giveaway competition, the prizes up for grabs being three copies of Andrew Gross’ new The One Man, an Alistair MacLean-esque thriller set during World War II. In order to enter this drawing, contestants had to answer one rather simple question:
Which of these Alistair MacLean novels is not a World War II thriller?
(1) HMS Ulysses
(2) Where Eagles Dare
(3) Puppet on a Chain
(4) The Guns of Navarone
We received dozens of submissions before yesterday’s deadline, a few containing wrong answers, but most entrants having selected the correct book, which was of course Puppet on a Chain (1969). From among those accurate contestants, this morning we’ve selected—completely at random—our winners. They are:
• Mark Polak of Redondo Beach, California
• Jane Robinson of Driftwood, Texas
• Al Abramson of Verona, Wisconsin
Congratulations to all three of these Rap Sheet readers! Gross’ New York City-based publisher, St. Martin’s Minotaur, should soon be sending free copies of The One Man directly to you.
Oh, and don’t worry if you failed to make this cut. We should have another book-giveaway challenge arranged in short order.