Review of Shemlan -A Deadly Tragedy by Alexander McNabb

Shemlan: A Deadly TragedyShemlan: A Deadly Tragedy by Alexander McNabb
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The author’s first-hand knowledge of the Middle East comes across in this novel, enabling him to mix real places with fictional characters.

The plot revolves around a retired diplomat, Jason Hartmoor, who has terminal cancer. He plans one last trip back to the Lebanon, while he is still able, to see if he can find the one woman he has always loved, but was forced to leave behind when civil war broke out. Back in England he endured an unhappy marriage, but for many years was able to correspond with his lost love by letters in which she told him that she was now happily married. Unbeknown to him, his visit stirs up a hornets nest of espionage and counter-espionage; of agents and double-agents, from the CIA to the KGB. People want him dead, for reasons he cannot understand. SIS agent Gerald Lynch is sent to keep Hartmoor safe and alive until they can find out what the real reason is for his visit.

This was a well thought out plot with believable characters. The ending took me by surprise, not what I expected at all. Congratulations on a well-written book

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