RYDER: An Ayesha Ryder Novel ~Nick Pengelley
“The conference, timed to coincide with the summit meeting between the Israeli and Palestinian leaders – to be held at the Tower of London for security reasons – was already fully booked. The attention of the whole world would be on the summit, and on everything to do with the talks in which so much hope was invested. It would not have mattered what they called her paper.” (Location 77% on my Kindle – uncorrected, unproofed copy )
TLC Book Tours sent me an uncorrected and unproofed copy of this book for review. It was released on Amazon on September 30th of this year. A very good read for those who enjoy political suspense. I will read and review book two in this series in 2015.
RYDER reminds me of THE Da Vinci Code novel with a bigger area of history included, such as the Arc of the Covenant search in the story.
RYDER is quite the read and if you enjoy history lessons with contemporary outcomes this will prove to be one of the best reads you will encounter. Ayesha Ryder was a Palestinian terrorist when she was 16 and currently she lives in London working at the War History Museum and has her doctorate in Middle Eastern Studies. She is preparing a speech to give at the Israeli- Palestine Peace Summit in a few days to be held at the Tower of London, when she hears that a very important figure in her life has been tortured and murdered. He has left clues as to what the murderers hoped to attain and he is an expert on Laurence of Arabia; his life story and spying adventures. The twists and turns through 1935 to present fictional days and pursuits are an amazing journey and a huge history lesson. The writing is excellent, tense and not sloppy or over the top localizing.
What if in 1935 Israel and Palestine were made into just one country – Holy Land- and if Laurence’ Peace Treaty had been signed and ratified by Parliament? It is assumed that there would not be as much conflict and war over all this time, rather a peaceful country.
I was very glad I had read THE LEMON TREE, last year which is a history of the division of the country into two states and why the conflicts continue and how the politicians fuel those disputes and attacks. How we train violence and hate in the children. The history was fresh in my mind. I did not know about possible secret agreements in England with the Nazi regime. Very interesting and very exciting reading here – RYDER is a good spy story too.
I so enjoyed all the terms I had to look up and understand, not only the British local terms, but also Middle Eastern references. Do you know about madrigalisms? Now that was a fascinating clue and I even attempted to write one!
“Nick Pengelley is the author of the Political Thrillers RYDER and RYDER: American Treasure. Australian by birth, he’s had careers in Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom as a law professor, legal consultant, and analyst on Middle East politics, which is his passion. Pengelley lives in Toronto with his wife, Pamela.” (from the author page of the e-book)
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