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Arab Summer
     

Arab Summer

by David Lender
 

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When a Muslim terrorist group called the al-Mujari kills Sasha Del Mira’s husband, the former CIA agent comes out of retirement to avenge his death and help stop an Arab Spring uprising intended to overthrow the Saudi government.

Out for revenge, Sasha is determined to hunt down the leader of the al-Mujari, a man named Saif Ibn Mohammed al-Aziz. He was once

Overview

When a Muslim terrorist group called the al-Mujari kills Sasha Del Mira’s husband, the former CIA agent comes out of retirement to avenge his death and help stop an Arab Spring uprising intended to overthrow the Saudi government.

Out for revenge, Sasha is determined to hunt down the leader of the al-Mujari, a man named Saif Ibn Mohammed al-Aziz. He was once Sasha’s ally in Saudi Arabia — and her lover. Saif’s plot to overthrow the Saudi royals by using religious prophecies leads Sasha and her black-ops team to Islam’s holiest site, the Grand Mosque in Mecca. Can Sasha stop a brutal, power-hungry terrorist and save the Middle East from a holy war? Or will she be forced to become the madman’s wife?

The third part of the Sasha Del Mira series, Arab Summer is an intense, intricate thriller that scrutinizes the depths of revenge, redemption, and the power of love.

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Publishers Weekly
If you go to the trouble of imagining a near-future in which Ron Paul was elected president but died in office and was replaced by Vice President Rick Santorum, you should provide some of the backstory to explain what led to the shift in the national electorate. Lender doesn't do so in this third outing for retired CIA agent Sasha Del Mira (after the e-story "Sasha Returns"), making the pairing of radical right politicians in the highest office in the land a curious distraction rather than a significant detail. That's not all that doesn't work in this thriller centered on the threat that populist uprisings in the Arab world will spread to Saudi Arabia, with the new rulers either taking over or annexing a nuclear Iran (which for some unspecified reason submits to the non-nuclear new Saudi regime). The book opens with the fatal shooting of Sasha Del Mira's husband in Geneva before her eyes. Then it leaps forward 18 months as Del Mira teams with CIA Mid-East Section Head Tom Goddard to get revenge and to help the U.S. thwart the Saudi insurrection. Nothing in this installment makes much of an impression, though Ben Bernanke fans will be pleased that even after 2016 he's still running the Federal Reserve. (Jan.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781611097832
Publisher:
Thomas & Mercer
Publication date:
01/22/2013
Series:
Sasha Del Mira Series , #3
Edition description:
Unabridged
Pages:
302
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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