Post 9/11 Novel
- 12868 Words
- Ages 16 and up
Monica loves many things about Arab culture. Others she hates to the bone.As the newly recruited under-cover agent on a Tunisian holiday island, her main goal is to track down the mastermind behind the attack on Africa's oldest synagogue but she's vastly attracted to her local co-worker. Only when the corpse of a murdered British tourist washes up on the shore is she is flung back into the world of conflicting values she hoped to escape. Back in the world of jet-setter parties, international politics and ancient North African magic nothing is what it seems and Monica slithers through a growing web of possible suspects beyond what one expected.
Djerba Nights is a post 9/11 thriller based on the true terrorist blast on a Tunisian holiday island where the ancient battle between Islamic and Western values clashed again at the brink of this century.
Alexis Debary has lived in Arabic speaking countries for many years and knows to bind first-hand glimpses of the Muslim world with raw action and vibrant imagery. This full-length debut plays with cultural prejudice and the search for identity as it rolls with a crash toward an unexpected outcome.
Extract: Monica’s limbs are melting. Her face glistens. She noses closer, playing her lips over the rough stubbles on his chin. Her lips edge nearer while his hot scent envelops her, robbing her of her senses. Beneath her shirt, her nipples tense to buds while the shed’s electronically driven appliances hum softly in the background. With a forceful movement, he locks her in his arms, covering her mouth with kisses, and she feels his desire churn. Outside the shadow of a movement flashes by... [more]
Keywords: Sex Appeal, Psychological Thriller, Exotic Adventure, Djerba, Tunisia, Lybia, Arab, Magic, Holiday Island, Murder, Suspense, Intrigue, Literary Thriller, International Politics, Conspiracy Theory, Terrorism, 9/11, Fake Flag Terrorism