Day of Honey – A Memoir of Food, Love and War by Annia Ciezadlo
The title pretty much sums up what’s in the story. The author, an American journalist, falls in love with a man from Lebanon. They go to the Middle East on assignment, where Annia experien ces culture shock, but embraces and grows to love the countries and people she meets. She often does this through foods of the region. Regardless of nationality, color, or religious beliefs, everyone has to eat, even in times of war. An interesting, well-written read.
From Hannah Columbo
author: Silva, Daniel
The Kill Artist
In this first book of the Gabriel Allon series, Gabriel, a former assassin for Israel’s foreign intelligence service, the Mossad retired after the murders of his wife and son to lead a quiet life as an art restorer, one who fixes the wounded past. Gabriel’s ex-boss, Ari Shamron, an Israeli spymaster,convinces Gabriel to leave his sheltered hermitage to hunt down Tariq, the assassin who killed Gabriel’s family.Silva explores the Palestinian-Israeli conflict from many, many angles.
From Roberta Berrios
author: DeMille, Nelson
Wild Fire-a right wing plot to end the threat of Middle East terrorism, a premise of unfathomable proportions-powerful Americans detonating nuclear bombs in two large American cities to begin a world war. DeMille’s previous protagonist, Detective John Corey, now on the government’s anti-terrorism task force, returns to the scene to foil this plan. Although the thought of a simpler life at all costs might appeal to many, the high body count of unwarranted human destruction motivates Corey and his FBI agent wife to stop even the most high profile of political players. DeMille keeps the twists and turns coming from beginning to end in this thriller. The plausibility of this diabolical scheme is frightening!