Next week I begin this conference. Recognized writers, editors, publishers and critics from the literary world gathering for three weeks of professional instruction and input. Total immersion in our craft and an opportunity to network with some of the best players in the industry. I can’t wait, let it begin!
Cover of my new book, out later this year, currently in edit, very excited.
(Back cover summary)
Alex Wintour is the seventeen-year-old daughter of the US Ambassador to Pakistan. She becomes the target of a brutal terrorist kidnapping and the focal point between Mustafa, the Karachi-born US-educated Navy Seal assigned to rescue her and Omar, the young Al Qaeda operative who interrogates her. His command of English and American culture is based on his living in Kansas as a foreign exchange student.
He would turn out to be the perfect foil for Alex.
The plot twists and turns with finesse as Mustafa balances his relationship with Ambassador Wintour, his wife Sally and his extended family in Karachi.
The connection between Mustafa and his partner and lover, Dalia, the beautiful Israeli assassin who works for Mossad, the world’s most efficient killing machine, complicates his mission and may compromise his mission to rescue Alex.
This book has it all, political intrigue, conflict, romance, and ideology. Western culture and economics clash with Muslim poverty and hopelessness in a squalid interrogation hut in the foothills of the Hindu Kush of Western Pakistan.
Alex and Omar are intellectual equals, a relationship complicated by the Stockholm syndrome, they’re attracted to each other, emotionally and physically.
The story gives you a view of Muslim, American relations so different from today’s media, you’ll question every assumption you’ve ever made.
Don’t miss this one, as current as today’s headlines.