A Foreign Policy -
A colleague is brutally murdered and
a suicide bomber apparently comes back to life. Yet this is only
the start of insurance executive Guy Sinclair's business trip to
After police arrest him for the crime he did not commit,
evidence against him accumulates, and he faces beheading.
With Saudi Arabia fighting internal
unrest, the US government believes the execution of an American
may help win popularity for the beleaguered regime.
Kamila, an attractive Arab-American academic
conducting her own political investigation into the funding of
Saudi insurgency, becomes convinced of Sinclair’s innocence and
plots his escape. Though suspecting her of a terrorist
connection, he soon has no choice but to accept her help.
Saudi Arabia is
erupting into revolution as he and Kamila race to a border which
is about to close.
Pursued by the FBI, the CIA and a
powerful financial network based in London, they follow a trail
which leads uncomfortably close to home, bringing a deadly threat to
The prosaic world of corporate insurance
is transformed into a nightmare of intrigue when an American
executive becomes entangled in an international conspiracy.
The story is set in Boston, London and the
Middle East and the time is the near future. Saudi Arabia is
undergoing tremors of unrest, but a US administration,
comfortable with the status quo, wants no change. A respected
British insurance group sponsors insurgency and condones
terrorism while laundering money around the world.
In the sub-plot, the CEO of Sinclair's
company has embezzle several million dollars of reinsurance
premium but is foiled in his attempt cover up the theft after increasing hurricane risk in the
Atlantic threatens to make the US east coast uninsurable.
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details, including notes on the history of Saudi Arabia,
international insurance markets, Lloyds of London, Palestinian Christians