The Analyst is Dr. Russell Conrad, a university professor and Director of the university’s think tank on International Economics and Governments. He counts high level members of the CIA as friends and colleagues who call on his expert knowledge of the Middle East. Acting as advisor to the team, he accompanies the President of the United States to a secret meeting in Saudi Arabia. The President is convinced this meeting will secure peace in the region among the warring factions. Instead, Dr. Conrad finds himself in the middle of a terrorist plot to hold the President hostage and launch nuclear war. If you like a fast-paced political thriller, you will enjoy the plot, the sub-plots, and the guesswork of who is foe or friend.
This story is loaded with plots and sub-plots as well as complicated characters each with their own stories. All intertwine and slam together with precision timing. As complicated as the plot and characters are, you’ll never lose your place. You’ll follow along as if you are part of the team. There is enough intrigue to satisfy those who love to solve a mystery, enough bloodshed to make thrill-seekers smack their lips. It provides insight into the challenges and conflicts that the Middle Eastern countries face with each other and their place in the world.
This story was written in 2010, but the issues and threats to world peace are still pulsing, possibly escalating. Take a look and worry for the future.
Please see Amazon review. Thanks to Michelle Ferrer for her great review.