by David Perlstein



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/31/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 252
ISBN : 9781462045457
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 252
ISBN : 9781462047642

About the Book

SLICK! skewers Middle East politics and American foreign policy with a barbed humor that will leave you wondering whether to laugh or cry—when you’re not holding your breath. This satiric novel dissects Moq’tar, a Persian Gulf sultanate guided by a Berkeley MBA with grandiose economic plans. Moq’tar faces dangerous instability—and the United States a black eye—during a deadlocked election pitting the nation’s acting CEO against his playboy brother. The ensuing power struggle leaves Bobby Gatling, a retired Special Forces officer and senior advisor to the Ministry of Security, enmeshed in a web of treachery, blackmail and hypocrisy. Bobby must cope with an alcoholic U.S. ambassador and a puzzling cultural attaché while struggling with loneliness, doubts about American intentions and his personal safety. All the while, a beautiful, tech-savvy princess with a questionable past lurks in the background.

About the Author

David Perlstein lives in San Francisco. He has authored short stories and two non-fiction books, Solo Success: 101 Tips for Becoming a $100,000-a-Year Freelancer and God’s Others: Non-Israelites’ Encounters With God in the Hebrew Bible.