The drums of war beat amid global economic ruin. The skies, not the trenches, will decide the survivors. Rich men marshal their resources as all sides race to acquire 100-octane aviation gasoline, an unproven, unstable witches' brew that could fuel the fastest attack aircraft. In a brutal maze of corporate treason, personal blackmail, and imperfect heroism, a young, brilliant petroleum engineer battling the Dust Bowl in Oklahoma may hold the key.
Eight years ago in Jerusalem, schoolgirl Saba Hassouneh survived the murder of her family. Sentenced to the barbaric refugee camps, Saba is freed by a legendary Bedouin freedom-fighter. She embraces his life of a bandit/rebel, evolving into a fearsome Arab nationalist femme de guerre hunted by the colonial powers and religious mullahs. Saba has one mission: free her people.
An epic historical thriller from acclaimed author Charlie Newton, Traitor's Gate races toward the first shot of WWII. As the world's true rulers vie for dominion, two unlikely lovers collide. Their attraction is immediate, their goals opposite.
©2015 Charlie Newton (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!
Traitor's Gate is an excellent historical thriller set in the period of the Nazi rise in Germany until early WWII. The two main characters are an oil engineer from Oklahoma and a Palestinian warrior woman. The settings vary from Palestine, several other Mideastern countries, and Oklahoma/Texas with the largest portion of the book being in the Canary Islands which are part of Spain although far west of the Spanish coast. The need of both England and Germany to get the aviation fuel needed to fight what became WWII.
The settings are mostly historically accurate from the Palestinian and Jewish forces seeking to drive England from the Palestinian territories, to the fight between Palestinians and Jews, to the collaboration of Henry Ford, Standard Oi, and other US interests with the German Nazis.
Luke Daniels does a superb job of narration.
"Get hurt over and over again. So repetitive and predictable. Redundant and unbelievable themes. How many times do we get to hear"
Redundant and repetitive over and over again. How many times do we get to hear the same themes and our hero and heroine getting hurt and almost dying?
Great pre WW2 historical fiction. the story is very well told and the action and suspense are excellently done. Full of intrigue and exotic settings.
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