Monday, April 14, 2014

Books to Pack: The Tyrant's Daughter by J.C. Carleson


Looking for a fast-paced thriller to make your road-trip go quickly? Maria has the perfect title:

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The Tyrant's Daughter by J.C. Carleson

Written by a former CIA operative this novel will keep you turning the pages.

Laila, a 15 year old, daughter of a Middle East dictator killed in a coup, immigrates to a new life “somewhere near Washington, DC” along with her mother and 7 year old brother Bastien.  While she is trying to adjust to her new school, friends, and American ways, her mother is conspiring with the CIA and others to regain power –for her young son.  Along the way Laila becomes aware of secrets her mother has been  keeping and must decide whether to act on that information which would completely change their lives or to ignore her discoveries.   

 A fascinating take on international politics, gripping, riveting and timely.

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