New Thriller Lifts Saudi Veil

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Saudi Arabia is on the brink of revolt. A capacity crunch threatens US hurricane insurance. A suicide bomber hits Boston.

Hailed in advance critical reviews as “a classic page turner” and “very quick-paced . . . a huge puzzle that keeps us on edge,” the debut thriller “A Foreign Policy” by Richard Graham-Yooll is the story of Guy Sinclair, a Boston insurance executive who faces beheading in Saudi Arabia when caught between international fraud and local insurgency. With Saudi Arabia fighting internal unrest, the US government believes the execution of its citizen may win popularity for its ally’s beleaguered regime. Kamila, an attractive Arab-American academic conducting her own political investigation into the funding of Saudi insurgency, becomes convinced of Sinclair’s innocence and plots his escape. Though suspecting her of a terrorist connection, he soon has no choice but to accept her help. He and Kamila race to a border which is about to close when Saudi Arabia erupts into revolution. Pursued by the FBI, the CIA and a financial network based in London, they follow a trail which leads uncomfortably close to home.

"A Foreign Policy is a fresh, and frightening, look at international intrigue by a writer who is a rising star in the field,” says best-selling novelist, Ben Bova.

“. . . gathers momentum towards a gripping culmination [and] reveals savvy insight into the hypocrisies of foreign policy and secret agendas in an unstable post 9/11 world.” Martin Lockley, professor, University of Colorado at Denver.

A resident of Raleigh, NC, author Richard Graham-Yooll is promoting his thriller in several US cities by talks and contributions to writing seminars. British-born and a graduate of Oxford University, England, Graham-Yooll worked at Lloyds of London, and his frequent Middle East assignments provide background to this story. Although fiction, the book examines the topical issues of Saudi discontent and that country's growing unrest.

A Foreign Policy. ISBN# 193281549X. Paperback. 400 pages. $6.99. For information on rights and distribution: http://www.medallionpress.com. For a review copy call author at 919-386-0272.

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