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About the author:
Alexander McNabb has been working in, living in and travelling around the Middle East for almost 30 years. Formerly a journalist, editor and magazine publisher, today he spends his time as a consultant in publishing and digital communications.
Alexander is a frequent conference speaker, chair and moderator, particularly on issues around digital publishing and online communications. He also a prolific media commentator on developments in the technology and online spheres. When he's not writing books, he's posting half-thoughts and snippets on his blog, Fake Plastic Souks, which he started in 2007 during the Arab Media Forum. The title refers to the 'new' souks of Dubai, so much more convenient and classy than the real ones.
Alexander's first attempt at writing a book was in 2002, when he sat down to write high-tech thriller spoof Space. After a number of literary agents took the trouble to point out that humour doesn't sell, Alexander rolled up his sleeves and wrote the critically acclaimed novel Olives - A Violent Romance, a serious work that explores the attitudes, perceptions and conflicts of the Middle East, exposing a European sensibility to the fragile and multi-layered world of life on the borders of Palestine.
This was followed by Beirut - An Explosive Thriller, a testosterone-soaked international thriller, which launched in December 2012 and, perhaps strangely, garnered a strong female following. His third Middle East based novel, Shemlan - A Deadly Tragedy, a classic spy thriller, was published in 2013.

His fourth serious novel, A Decent Bomber is set in Ireland, while his fifth, Birdkill, is set in the UK.

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Authored by Alexander McNabb

When Paul Stokes runs out of choices, his only path is betrayal. The fragile peace is holding. Behind the scenes, the Israelis are competing for dwindling water resources as Jordan and Palestine face drought. Daoud Dajani has the solution to Jordan’s water problems and is bidding against the British for the privatisation of Jordan’s water network. When journalist Paul Stokes befriends Dajani’s sister, Aisha, British intelligence agent Gerald Lynch realises Paul offers access to the man threatening to drain Israel’s water supply and snatch the bid from the British. Blackmailed by Lynch into spying on Dajani, his movements seemingly linked to a series of bombings, Paul is pitched into a terrifying fight for survival that will force him to betray everyone around him. Even the woman he loves.

Publication Date:
Nov 20 2011
1466465719 / 9781466465718
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5" x 8"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Thrillers

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