In the conduct of foreign policy, a President must never utter threats he can’t-or won’t-enforce, make promises he can’t&mdashor won’t&mdashkeep, or renege on commitments to his allies.
This classic political thriller by Pulitzer Prize-winning master Allen Drury is as insightful and relevant today as when it was first published.
Secretary of State Raymond Cass Stanley struggles to help the US President avoid a potentially disastrous head-on collision with Sidi bin Sidi bin Sidi, President for Life of All the Peoples of Lolómé, a tiny Middle Eastern country. Sidi has recently acquired several nuclear weapons and threatens to deploy them against his even tinier neighbor, Lesser Lolómé, and the President is determined to take him down.
This clash among proud and defiant leaders, and the repercussions worldwide among US allies and enemies, forms a sophisticated and fascinating novel of present-day politics and international tensions.
No author has ever portrayed American and world politics with more vivid reality and understanding than Allen Drury.
Dr. Shona Taylor, a specialist in environmental medicine, uses her training and a most unusual menagerie of animal assistants to solve medical mysteries. She has an Abyssinian cat who can detect environmental hazards, a dog whose system can synthesize vaccines, and an alien ottle named Chirwl. On Chirwl’s planet, visiting humans and the local population are both suffering from a mysterious epidemic of rapid aging. Shona has to discover not only a cure, but the source, before the entire colony dies of old age.
An epic struggle between two formidable women: one madly intent on enslavement and revenge, the other fighting for a free and rational humanity - as well as the precious life of her only daughter.
Lady Natasha (Tasha) Dorrintgon, an emancipated and brilliant detective in 1906 London, is drawn into a deadly mystery involving an ancient pagan curse and a diabolical scheme to plunge Europe into a devastating war. An Admiralty courier is murdered, and plans for the Dreadnought—a new battleship that will upset the balance of naval power—are stolen. All evidence implicates Great Britain’s international rival: Germany. Tasha is summoned to help solve the crime. She is thus observed by DEIRDRE, the Priestess of a malevolent cult intent on exacting vengeance on Western Civilization for the long-ago decimation of her religious sect. Cleverly leveraging the greed of giant armaments firms in England and Germany, Deirdre plans to frame Germany in an attack on the Dreadnought. In her arrogance, Deirdre decides to simultaneously engage Tasha in a contest of wits. The story moves from fog-bound London to a desolate island off the coast of Scotland. Deirdre manipulates Tasha's overconfidence, crafting a mystery to lure her into a labyrinth of false leads, lethal traps, and an unexpected romance. As Tasha pieces together the puzzle, Deirdre plays her top card and strikes at Tasha's vulnerable heart by kidnapping her young daughter - left defenseless in her Mother's occupational absence. It is an epic struggle between two formidable women: one madly intent on enslavement and revenge, the other fighting for a free and rational humanity - as well as the precious life of her only daughter.
A demon-possessed spy trying to start the next global war falls in love with a psychic trying to stop it.
A shady powerbroker forces Zarabeth Battrie into a secret plan to start the next global war, giving her a demon that lets her speak all languages. But the people now trying to kill Zarabeth might know more about her job than she does.
When hallucinations drive Gabriel Archer to violence, a steely investigator shows Gabriel his repressed psychic powers. Recruited to help a visionary corporate leader turn others from evil, Gabriel struggles to master his own senses, and his doubts.
When Zarabeth and Gabriel meet by chance in Scotland, their brief passion becomes a fragile, troubling love, until the demon's betrayal drives Gabriel away. Before Zarabeth's cruel vengeance can destroy the visionary's plans, Gabriel must stop her—but for both to survive, neither can win.
With witches, gangsters, prophets, cultists, and two angry angels, The Demon in Business Class is an edgy modern-day fantasy set around the world, on the uneasy ground where the worldly meets the divine.