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Rose McGinty - Electric Souk (2nd Hand Paperback)

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Synopsis

Humanity blisters in this haunting, lyrical thriller about trust and treachery. 

Ireland's gone bust, and with it Aisling Finn's life. She flees austerity for adventure in the desert. But the Arabia she finds is not that of her dreams. Everyone is chasing a fast buck, a fast woman and another G&T. Expats and locals alike prickle with paranoia.

Debonair fixer, Brian Rothmann, charms Aisling with champagne brunches and nights at Bedouin camps. But is Brian a hero or a desperate expat prepared to go to any lengths to get what he wants? Is this Aisling? Or is he using her as bait?

Her only hope is Hisham, a local activist. But where do his loyalties lie?

Aisling faces severe peril when the sleazy expat and blood-lusting desert worlds collide, as the Arab Spring erupts.

She has to ask, whom can she trust? Can she trust her instincts? 

Details
  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : Good (1 small fold to back cover, bottom corner, otherwise Very Good)
  • Category : Fiction - Action & Adventure
  • Published : 2017 (Urbane Publications)
  • ISBN : 9781911129820
  • SKU : B003232
  • PPC : SP300gm
  • RRP : £8.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

"This was a gripping read from McGinty. Aisling sets out to fall in love and have an adventure in an Arabian world that turns out to be somewhat different to what she has imagined. Her naivety is torn away when she finds herself embroiled in a coup which puts her life at risk. She does find love, of a sort, but she loses almost everything else through difficult betrayals. I loved the fascinating glimpses into an alien culture, the sense of heat and danger, and not knowing who to trust. An impressive debut from an author I will follow."

"A superb read, not only for the thrill of the story but also the fascinating insight into the veiled life of Arabic culture."

"A really thought provoking and exhilarating read. The story is gripping and it won't let you go till you've finished it. The story is painted so vividly with real insight to a closed world, compelling characters and the ability to transport you to crowded market places, the sand dunes under the desert moon or a chase through the spice seller makes this a must read. Highly recommend."- Google Reviews.

"Oh my word! Where do I start? Other than by saying that I loved this book. It has everything. I'm not even sure what genre this book fits into is as it is part adventure story/part thriller/part romance/part spy novel/part epic journey . . . I could go on . . . It is like no other book I have ever read and I was captivated from the very first page." - Goodreads Review.

The Author

Rose McGinty was born with itchy feet, which she has yet to decide is a blessing or a curse. Certainly, surviving Hurricane Sandy, an earthquake, a spider bite, jumping 192 metres off the Sky Tower in Auckland, and nearly being arrested for inadvertently smuggling a rocket in Vietnam, make her wonder about locking up her passport. But then, it was her adventures in the Middle East that gave her the itchy fingers to write. Rose lives in Kent, where as well as enjoying writing short stories, flash fiction and poetry, she also paints. She works in community health services and has worked overseas in Ireland, Canada, Sweden and the Middle East. She completed the Faber Academy Writing a Novel course, under the guidance of Richard Skinner, in 2015. Electric Souk is her debut novel and Rose says of her story, 'The parts of the story that are true, I probably wish were not; while the parts that are not, I probably wish were true.'

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