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About the author:
In 2010 I had retired from a 35-year career as a consultant to multinational corporations in Latn America, Europe, Africa and the Middle east. My wife JoAnn and I had pretty much finished restoring the 1750's home we bought in 1987. (At times it tried to finish us :-). So the essential question for me was "Now what?"
My business book, The Tao of Sales, published in 1997, had attracted a loyal, appreciative audience, and I had stories I wanted to tell.
I published my first historical novel, Blood Brothers, in 2011, a biography of America's most successful and revered high school soccer coach, The Life and ties of Miller Bugliari in 2015, and the sequel to Blood Brothers, The Most Bold and Daring Act of the Age this year. I'm now working on a spy novel, Doppelganger set in World War II France.
The Most Bold and Daring Act of the Age
A Henry Doyle Novel
E. Thomas Behr
Vizier Hashin was bored. This time Henry’s thumbs had ben dislocated and the parts of Henry’s legs that still had live skin on them burned — and he still couldn’t break Henry, make him cry for mercy, or even get him to talk.
Dihya warned me not to meddle in this business, Henry thought, after he regained consciousness on the cold floor of his pitch-black cell. She thought I was too old to get back into the spy game. I do so hate it when my wife is right...And now she’ll try to save me....again. But this time she’ll fail. Then the pain surged back over him and he stopped thinking at all.
At 55, Henry Doyle has it all: wealth, happiness, a loving wife, a young son, and most important, his life − after a violently successful, 35-year career as a spy, a soldier of fortune, and as needed, a paid assassin. To the men he’d led in battle against Napoleon, he was El Habibka, the legendary Bedouin cavalry general. To the French who hated and feared him, he was more ominous: a shadow − a Sufi ghost – le wraith qui disparaît.
When Napoleon escapes captivity on Elba in 1815 to return as Emperor, Henry comes out of retirement, risking all to stop him – and fails, winding up in an Algerian dungeon tortured by his enemy Vizier Hashin.
His half-brother Peter Kirkpatrick, a dashing American privateer captain, sails for Algiers in a daring, but utterly foolhardy rescue attempt.
Henry’s wife Dihya, knowing nothing of Peter’s plan, determines to free her husband the only way she can think of: by becoming an odalisque in his captor’s harem. Her weapons are sex, her courage, and her razor-sharp shreu dagger.
- Publication Date:
- 1539539547 / 9781539539544
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Fiction / Historical / General