A Sting in the Tale: New Thriller Sheds Light on Libya and the West

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Burgess Ward's fascinating international crime thriller reveals the true extent of clandestine business dealings with the Ghadaffi regime.

Based on his own experience of trying to sell Boeing 747's to Colonel Ghadaffi "The Jumbo Sting" by author Burgess Ward sets out a fast paced story of plot and counter plot involving the CIA, MI5 and the Arab Secret Police, the Mukhabarat. What started out as a business deal with a million dollar pay that would also have broken President Reagan's embargo on Libya becomes a nightmare of death threats, assassination attempts and murder.

"If only 50% of this story is real, it portrays a frightening insight into the way our governments operate! No wonder Burgess Ward fled to Greece…" (Reviews, The Athenian Magazine).

Only with considerable luck plus the help of Captain Hanussi of Libyan Airlines and the beautiful inscrutable Shaiba, Lioness of the Desert was the author saved from "a disappearance" or perhaps the even worse fate of his unfortunate business partner Osmani.

"Everything about this story rings true, from the background of the Iraq-Iran war with the arms dealers sitting in the wings to the murderous rivalry of the various secret services with their paymasters sitting back in London and Washington… Nothing has changed," says Middle East expert and best selling author, Manny Emmanuel.

"The Jumbo Sting" (Sting Books, $15.99) is a timely reminder of how the ruthless combination of big business and foreign policy can culminate in human tragedy like the Lockerbie Disaster .

For review copies contact Harry Carslake Jr.


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