Olives - A Violent Romance

Starting a new life in Jordan, Paul Stokes is drawn to colleague Aisha Dajani but is blackmailed into spying on her brother by British intelligence. Uncovering a daring bid to save Jordan’s failing water resources at Israel’s expense, Paul is sucked into betrayal as he tries to protect Aisha. The explosions shattering the fragile peace are tied to Paul's struggle to survive. More
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About Alexander McNabb


Alexander McNabb has been working as a journalist, editor and magazine publisher in the Middle East for some 30 years. Today he consults on media, publishing and digital communications.

Alexander's first serious novel was the critically acclaimed Olives - A Violent Romance, a work exploring the attitudes, perceptions and conflicts of the Middle East, exposing a European sensibility to the multi-layered world of life on the borders of Palestine. Published in 2011, the book triggered widespread controversy, finding a receptive audience in the Middle East and beyond.

Olives was followed in 2012 by testosterone-soaked international spy thriller Beirut - An Explosive Thriller. His third Middle East-based novel, Shemlan - A Deadly Tragedy, about a man dying of cancer unearthing a deadly past, published in 2013. Together, the three form the 'Levant Cycle'.

A Decent Bomber, set in Ireland, published in 2015. It tells the story of a retired IRA bomb-maker forced to resume his old trade, pitching 'old terror' against 'new terror' in a battle of wits between an Irish farmer with a violent past and Somali extortionists with a questionable future.

Alexander's latest, Birdkill, is a psychological thriller about a teacher who has lost her recent past to 'The Void', a terrible incident she can't recall and nobody seems to be in a hurry to tell her about. Her friend Mariam embarks on a race to uncover the truth before Robyn is driven over the edge into insanity.

You can find Alexander and his books at www.alexandermcnabb.com.

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Kumquat reviewed on Nov. 17, 2011
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I took liberty of talking my heart out about the book in my blog http://hereforcoffee.blogspot.com/2011/11/zaytoun.html
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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