By Preston Fleming
The second one ebook within the Beirut Trilogy, BRIDE OF A BYGONE struggle is determined within the spring of 1981, following the yankee elections, while Lebanon hopes for clean political winds that would finish their seven-year civil struggle. input Walter Lukash, a midlevel CIA officer assigned as intelligence liaison to the Phalange armed forces. Lukash quickly turns into a pawn in a Levantine video game meant to attract the U.S. into clash with Lebanon's Syrian occupiers. regrettably, Lukash is just too distracted by way of difficulties coming up from having deserted his Lebanese bride 5 years past to work out the catch till it springs.
Beirut, 1981. Walter Lukash, a journeyman CIA case officer, has been published within the center East for 8 immediately years and is prepared for a quiet table activity again in Washington. whilst he's ordered to Beirut as a substitute for a two-month mystery liaison task with the Phalange militia's intelligence unit, his superiors think they comprehend his reluctance to just accept.
What they don't comprehend is that, 5 years prior, Lukash secretly married a Lebanese girl opposed to employer ideas and deserted her quickly after the outbreak of struggle. greater than that, his new Irish live-in female friend, whom the employer considers a safety probability, has him to Beirut from Amman and Lukash has defied orders to damage off the connection.
When the two-month task is prolonged to 2 years, Lukash realizes he can now not stay away from painful realities and offerings. yet ahead of he can straighten issues out, he's stuck in a dangerous three-way intrigue among the Phalange, the U.S. executive and Lebanon's ruthless Syrian occupiers that threatens to unharness the total strength of Syrian-backed terrorism opposed to americans in Beirut.
BRIDE OF A BYGONE struggle captures the original surroundings of Civil struggle Beirut with a full of life and clever sort that pulls the reader into deep identity with the characters and the motion.
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Bride of a Bygone War (Beirut Trilogy, Book 2) by Preston Fleming