VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- An international terrorist plot unfolds as three competing forces collide. Readers are immersed in a deeply powerful plot that invites them to view the action from three different perspectives, influenced by the loyalties, commitment, and resources of each. This debut novel of intrigue, international terrorism, and covert missions, by author Terrence Douglas, depicts strong characters that introduce Ganymede.
"The murder of German agents working with CIA exposes a terrorist plot aimed at American soil in the Douglas' debut novel . . .The omniscient narrative, which give readers more insight than characters, works best . . . An exemplary story that takes readers on a stroll around the world, made all the better by taut dialogue and expressive characters." Kirkus Reviews.
This story tracks the dangerous and equally challenging adventures of protagonists who lead the action: Colin —the CIA operative assigned to Germany who rushes off to make a covert meeting in Athens with his agent Hans—codename Ganymede; Colin's Spanish agent Jamie—codename Icarus— a bona-fide terrorist who seeks asylum in the U.S. in return for his cooperation; Ben Yousef, a senior Libyan terrorist sponsor, masquerading as an oil expert; and Frost, a CIA officer, assigned to Athens, who is haunted by his failed ambitions.
What makes readers so absorbed in these pages is the dramatic portrayal how each of the characters respond to the challenges faced, leaving the reader to speculate on how they will react to the next event unfolding.
About the Author
Douglas was born and raised in The Bronx, New York, attended university there where he earned a B.A. in English Literature, and an M.A. in Russian Studies. He served for many years abroad as a CIA case officer, including Beirut in the late 1970's. Later, he was the president of a Saudi-owned international security firm from which experiences he recently wrote and published his second novel, House of Sand. He has also published three books of poetry, a self-help book on grief, and posts daily meditations on his website. He is currently working on a screenplay adaptation of Ganymede, entitled Cedars of Lebanon. He is a widower, with five adult children, thirteen grandchildren, and is raising a seventeen-year-old son. His residence is on the Atlantic Ocean along which he walks each morning before dawn for inspiration. If asked, he would say that he still dances as if no one is watching.
Ganymede by Terrence Douglas
Publication Date: November 16, 2011
Paperback: $21.95; 383 pages; ISBN 978-1-4620-6208-9
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