Treachery and romance meet on the vast sands of the Arabian Peninsula known as the Empty Quarter. But the emptiness fails to conceal the plans of Ansar al Sharia, the branch of al Qaeda in Yemen and Oman, to kill or maim major leaders of the world by using two different and subtle approaches. An old oasis area in the Rub' al Khali, or Empty Quarter, becomes the headquarters from which the plan will be carried out. Doug Dean comes to Dhofar University in Salalah, Oman, to pursue his PhD dissertation on the ancient frankincense trade across the Arabian Peninsula. As he makes arrangements to move, he is recruited by the CIA. Suspicious activity is believed to be afoot between Yemen and Oman, and the CIA asks Doug to keep his eyes open while in Salalah. Then Doug meets Lila, a bright and modern Omani girl enrolled in Dhofar University to study English and America, and issues become complicated and dangerous.
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About the Author
Robert Wilson (b. 1957) is a British writer of crime novels best known for his Bruce Medway series, set in West Africa; the Javier Falcón series, set in Spain; and the Charles Boxer series. The stand-alone book A Small Death in Lisbon won the Gold Dagger Award as the Best Crime Novel of the Year from Britain’s Crime Writers’ Association. The author of more than a dozen books in all, Wilson divides his time between the UK and Portugal.