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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Normally, we only deal with true crime on Mob Speak. However, our friends at Strategic Media Books offer real insight into the Arab-Israeli conflict by foreign affairs commentator and award-winning journalist, David Aikman. Many would call the Middle East saga a monumental crime of historic proportions. Read on...
Former TIME Magazine Correspondent Pens Timely Thriller About the Middle East

David Aikman’s Kidnapped in Gaza is a fast-paced, action-filled thriller about an American journalist, Richard Ireton, kidnapped while on assignment in Gaza. He is under threat of execution but may be rescued just in time by Israeli Special Forces who have identified where he is being held through a GPS tracking device installed in his belt.

There is a strong undertone of romance in the novel because Ireton meets a beautiful female Israeli intelligence officer who is drawn to Ireton and wants to help him get to the bottom of the story he is investigating. Ireton is in a dilemma because his long-time girlfriend, a beautiful Filipina, happens also to be visiting Israel as a tourist when the kidnapping takes place.

The story draws on author David Aikman’s long experience as a foreign correspondent (especially in Jerusalem) and his first-hand knowledge of Israel, Gaza and the Middle East tensions in general. Enthralling, drenched with both intrigue and an understated romantic backdrop, Kidnapped in Gaza is sure to keep you turning the pages until the very final moment.

David Aikman is an award-winning print and broadcast journalist, a best-selling author, and a foreign affairs commentator based in the Washington, D.C.-area. His wide-ranging professional achievements include a 23-year career at TIME Magazine with reporting spanning the globe of nearly all the major historical events of the time. Since leaving TIME, he has authored ten books, including The Mirage of Peace: Understanding the Never-Ending Conflict in the Middle East (Regal 20009).

“Riveting. packed-full of jaw-dropping action and spellbinding information. Award-winning author David Aikman really knows the Middle East and takes you behind-the-scenes.   A magnificent tour de force for readers of all backgrounds and ages.”   Donna Rosenthal, author of The Israelis.

“Aikman knows the Arab-Israeli conflict and how to spin a yarn. The result is a page-turner that educates. How can one do better than that?”  Daniel Pipes, Director, Center for Middle East Studies.

"Few could be better positioned than David Aikman to write so sensitively, honestly and courageously about life in the Middle East... A riveting tale from a fascinating mind!"  Rev. Dr. Robert Stearns, Executive Director, Eagles' Wings NY.

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