In this action-packed, suspenseful sequel to the international thriller The Geneva Option, U.N. covert negotiator Yael Azoulay is drawn into a web of betrayal and intrigue that leads from deep within America's military-industrial complex to the Middle East and beyond.Read more...
In this action-packed, suspenseful sequel to the international thriller The Geneva Option, U.N. covert negotiator Yael Azoulay is drawn into a web of betrayal and intrigue that leads from deep within America's military-industrial complex to the Middle East and beyond.
Yael Azoulay nearly lost her life while on assignment for the United Nations in the Congo. Though her physical wounds are healed, she still struggles with the psychological trauma. But her safety is jeopardized once again when her job sends her to meet with the CEO of The Prometheus Group, a lobbying and asset management firm with extensive links to the Pentagon and intelligence services.
The U.N. is suspicious about Prometheus's military and intelligence contract operations and wants Yael to quietly investigate. Working under Prometheus's radar, she discovers a chilling conspiracy with ties to Iran . . . and to a shocking source very close to her. And the end game is nothing less than a devastating--and very lucrative--new war in the Middle East.
But the closer she comes to the truth, the more Yael begins to expose herself, revealing a complex and intriguing heroine whose life is riddled with secrets. As she confronts the ghosts of her past, the few certainties of her life begin to crumble around her, laying bare a terrifying truth: that she has enormously powerful enemies who neither forgive . . . nor forget.
- ISBN-13: 9780062330017
- ISBN-10: 0062330012
- Publisher: Bourbon Street Books
- Publish Date: November 2014
- Page Count: 448
- Dimensions: 8 x 5.2 x 1.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.75 pounds
Series: Yael Azoulay #2
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-01-05
- Reviewer: Staff
In LeBor's solid sequel to 2013's The Geneva Option, the skills of Yael Azoulay, the unofficial special negotiator for United Nations Secretary-General Fareed Hussein, have led to the upcoming Istanbul summit, to be attended by all major world leaders, including U.S. president Renee Freshwater, the "most liberal Democrat to ever hold office." The heads of state intend to end the crisis in Syria, instability in Egypt, and the Israel-Palestine conflict. Meanwhile, Yael must deal with Clarence Clairborne, CEO of the powerful Prometheus Group, whose dealings with Iran contravene U.S. law. In addition, journalist Sami Boustani, a friend, burns her twice with his stories, and a palace coup by Deputy SG Caroline Masters shunts Yael into a dead-end position. Too many subplots and digressions slow the pace as Yael heads to Istanbul, but the tension rises as the political infighting, personal betrayals, and overt attacks result in her becoming a fugitive wanted for murder. Agent: Elizabeth Sheinkman, William Morris. (Nov.)