Scimitar's Edge: A Novel

Scimitar's Edge: A Novel

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by Marvin Olasky
     
 


Former college roommates Hal Bogikian (newspaper columnist) and Malcolm Edwards (university professor), both atheists, disagree on most major issues. But they remain associates through the efforts of Malcolm's aunt, Phoebe du Pont, a wealthy Christian widow. When du Pont invites the two men and her beautiful assistant, Sally Northaway, on a tourist and…  See more details below

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Former college roommates Hal Bogikian (newspaper columnist) and Malcolm Edwards (university professor), both atheists, disagree on most major issues. But they remain associates through the efforts of Malcolm's aunt, Phoebe du Pont, a wealthy Christian widow. When du Pont invites the two men and her beautiful assistant, Sally Northaway, on a tourist and archeological trip to Turkey, the four Americans become the target of a terrorist's kidnapping plot in Scimitar's Edge.Readers will deeply know these memorable characters while also learning about Turkey, the savagery of history, and competing philosophies of life. Along the way, there are razor-sharp thriller sequences and a budding romance as well.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805441833
Publisher:
B&H Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/01/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.06(d)

Meet the Author

Marvin Olasky is professor of journalism at the University of Texas at Austin and editor-in-chief of World, AmericaÕs fourth most-read newsweekly. He is also a syndicated columnist and a senior fellow of the Wilberforce Forum and the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Washington Post, Fortune, National Review, and many other leading publications. Olasky is the author of fourteen books, including The Religions Next Door and Monkey Business, and a graduate of Yale University (B.A.) and the University of Michigan (M.A., Ph.D.).

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Scimitar's Edge 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Olasky's first novel well combines his journalist's eye, Christian faith and sense of history for a riveting story that could well have been taken from tomorrow's headlines. His vivid descriptions of Turkey are compelling his genuine love for the people, their history and culture is apparent. He provides a nuanced view of Islam through the eyes of a heroic police officers, a radical terrorist, and a tragic wife. Hopefully this is only the first of many novels from Dr. Olasky!