The O'Leary Enigma

The O'Leary Enigma

by Robert Purssell

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BN ID: 2940158898679
Publisher: Bob Purssell
Publication date: 02/15/2018
Series: The Barbara O'Leary Chronicle , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 721 KB

About the Author

A Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduate, Bob Purssell pursued a lengthy engineering and management career before devoting himself to novel writing and lecturing on historical subjects. To date, he has written two Barbara O'Leary novels: The O'Leary Enigma and The O'Leary Entanglement.
Bob and his wife, Sandy, live in Connecticut with a horde of somewhat domesticated animals.

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BobPurssell on LibraryThing 10 months ago
The O¿Leary Enigma recounts the forces and events that shape adoptee Barbara O¿Leary¿s life from childhood until her first significant success as a naval officer. Barbara excels in the classroom and as an ice hockey player and go-kart racer. However, in spite of her accomplishments, Barbara has a loner personality that prevents her from establishing close relationships. She also discovers that her biological mother was murdered and that her biological father, a wealthy dissolute Arab, paid handsomely to keep his name off Barbara¿s birth certificate.While attempting to alter her beanpole body with a hormone treatment, through a series of misadventures, Barbara ends up in Chad. There she initiates an undercover mission to reestablish communications with a group of hostage-takers. Subsequently, she helps exploit a rift within the hostage takers that leads to a successful hostage rescue. The novel ends with terrorist half-brother, Ahmed, trying to avenge himself on Barbara.