By Nicholas Pengelley
NAMED the best BOOKS OF THE 12 months through LIBRARY JOURNAL
Ayesha Ryder bears the scars of strife within the heart East. Now her earlier is catching as much as her as she races to solve a secret that spans centuries—and threatens to alter the process history.
As Israeli and Palestinian leaders organize to make a joint assertion on the Tower of London, an influential student is tortured and murdered in his well-appointed domestic in St. John’s wooden. educational researcher Ayesha Ryder believes the killing is not any twist of fate. Sir Evelyn Montagu had unearthed surprising revelations approximately T. E. Lawrence—the famed Lawrence of Arabia. may Montagu were particular as a result of his discoveries?
Ryder’s look for solutions takes her again to her previous lifestyles within the heart East and right into a lion’s den of killers and traitors. As she attracts the eye of brokers from each side of the clash, together with detectives from Scotland backyard and MI5, Ryder stumbles deeper into Lawrence’s secrets and techniques, an striking case of royal blackmail, even the hunt for the Bible’s misplaced Ark of the Covenant.
Every step of ways, the endgame grows extra terrifying. but if an assault rocks London, the genuine gamers convey their hand—and Ayesha Ryder is left protecting the ultimate piece of the puzzle.
Praise for Ryder
“[Nick] Pengelley units an unconventional tale unfastened on and under the streets of London. together with his strange heroine, the writer rejects the clichés of action-adventure thrillers and promises a shockingly wonderful read.”—Library magazine (starred review)
“An interesting mystery with characters that you just can’t aid yet like . . . a thrill-a-minute tale . . . really worth analyzing . . . Pengelley has a success with the nature of Ayesha Ryder.”—Fresh Fiction
“This fast moving crime/political mystery not just is well timed for today’s Israeli-Palestinian conflicts however it delves into historic occasions that contributed to shaping the way in which the region’s political weather has developed. . . . prepare for an edge-of-your-seat journey that includes a kick-butt heroine bent on justice . . . I had a blast studying Ryder.”—Popcorn Reads
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Tears stung her eyes. She blinked them away. It were a long time considering that she’d given solution to such emotion. She wasn’t approximately to begin now. “Bill Jameson’s dead,” she stated, outwardly calm, whilst she raised her eyes and checked out the blond-haired girl who stood simply contained in the door to her place of work. Jameson, she idea. just like the whiskey. They’d joked approximately it. How lengthy had she identified him? 8, 9 years? He wasn’t married. Divorced a number of years again. No childrens. Thank God. At Christmas, too. that may were an excessive amount of. She shook her head. It used to be an excessive amount of. an individual used to be going to pay for Bill’s loss of life. Peta Harrison reacted to her phrases with a pointy consumption of breath. “How? What occurred? ” “I don’t have information but. He took a workforce to usher in Ryder and the…detectives. They received to the rendezvous. At St. Paul’s. invoice was once shot. Killed immediately. ” “Ryder shot him? ” Peta Harrison sat down within the chair in entrance of Dame Imogen’s table with no ready to be requested. “Not her. ” “One of the detectives? ” “Someone else. We don’t recognize who. ” Imogen hesitated. “At least…No. We don’t understand who it was once. ” “Ryder? And the others? ” “They obtained away. After invoice was…shot. We traced them. To a web café close to St. Bart’s. They’d passed by the time we obtained there. ” “What do you need me to do? ” She attempted to imagine. invoice Jameson. He’d been the following, in her place of work. a little bit whereas in the past. Alive. Now he was once useless. His physique on its strategy to the morgue. Norman, she notion. i have to converse to Norman. She discovered Peta Harrison used to be nonetheless watching for a solution. “Find Ryder,” she ordered. “And discover who shot invoice Jameson. ” bankruptcy 29 Milton Hoenig leaned again in his chair at London’s day-by-day usher in newspaper. His mobilephone was once clamped firmly to 1 ear, because it have been for many of the evening. His ft, encased in sparkling black brogues, have been crossed on the ankles and rested at the fringe of his table. His loose hand was once wrapped round the most recent of the various cups of tea dropped at him via the Herald’s tireless copyboy. “Come on, Simon,” he wheedled. “Give me whatever. You’re the embassy’s press secretary. you recognize every thing. What’s your boss going to inform the realm on Wednesday? ” He sighed. “I don’t think you. glance, if it’s funds you will have, we will do whatever. This story’s the large one. belief me, we’ll pay. ” He shook his head in disgust. “Fine, Simon. high quality. If that’s how you are looking to play it. I’m crossing you off my Hanukkah record. ” He swung his ft off the table, slid his chair ahead, and dropped the telephone again onto its base. He picked up a pen and crossed a reputation off an inventory written on a web page torn from his computer. He cursed softly. It was once the final identify. He’d referred to as all people at the checklist. And it was once a protracted checklist. The assembly among Judah Ben David and Sayyed Khalidi was once the tale. part the newshounds on the planet had arrived in London to hide it. them all knew anything gigantic was once going to ensue. the 2 leaders have been going to make a statement. a vital declaration, approximately a few improvement towards answer of the many years outdated Israeli/Palestinian trouble.