Ashes and Light

Ashes and Light

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by Karen McKee
     
 

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Khadija Siddiqui seeks redemption when she returns to Afghanistan from London. At home she meets her father's friend, an American CIA operative, Michael Bellis. Michael might be the most dangerous man she has ever met, but also the most fascinating. He carries a horrible secret that devours him from within.

Events draw Khadija into a web of lies and deceit that have

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Khadija Siddiqui seeks redemption when she returns to Afghanistan from London. At home she meets her father's friend, an American CIA operative, Michael Bellis. Michael might be the most dangerous man she has ever met, but also the most fascinating. He carries a horrible secret that devours him from within.

Events draw Khadija into a web of lies and deceit that have repercussions for all Afghanistan. Lost in the stark northern mountains with her enemy, Michael, together they must struggle to cross the world's most unforgiving terrain carrying a message that might grant Khadija her redemption or that could ignite the entire world in war.

Karen L. McKee takes the reader on a roller coaster of a read through the meeting place of war, faith and culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781456316747
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
12/10/2010
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.73(d)

Meet the Author

Karen L. McKee lives on the west coast of Canada with two wild and wooly cats and too many books. Her writing and photography have taken her to many, less-travelled, parts of the world. Her fiction has appeared in fantasy and literary publications and her non-fiction has appeared in travel magazines and newspapers.

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Ashes and Light 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She looks at thornfall.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hello, the demon he cat meowed placidly.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sits next to no one in paculiar.
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Marcelle_Dube More than 1 year ago
Set in Afghanistan, Ashes and Light tells the story of Khadija, a young Afghan woman who leaves her medical studies behind to help her father after the death of her beloved brother, and Michael, the American she views as her sworn enemy. Their intersecting pasts throw them together when Michael discovers a plot that, if successful, will lead to war between China and America. It's up to him to put a stop to it, and he can't do it without Khadija's help. I enjoyed this story as much for the exotic setting as for the high adventure the two main characters find themselves sharing. Both are conflicted by guilt and divided loyalties, to the point where I was kept on the edge of my seat right up to the end, wondering if their growing love for each other would be enough in the end.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The characters and plot were developed.
StevenMohanJr More than 1 year ago
Like Afghanistan itself, Ashes and Light is many things. A harrowing thrill ride through the country's dangerous mountains--and its even more dangerous politics. A riveting and subtle depiction of a proud people caught in a punishing war. But most of all, it's a story of the passion between an Afghan woman and an American spy, two people whose love might just bridge the gulf between two worlds. Ashes and Light is a rich and evocative book. If you pick it up you won't be able to put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago