Ryder (Ayesha Ryder, Book 1)

By Nicholas Pengelley

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Ayesha Ryder bears the scars of strife within the heart East. Now her previous is catching as much as her as she races to resolve a secret that spans centuries—and threatens to alter the process history.

As Israeli and Palestinian leaders organize to make a joint assertion on the Tower of London, an influential pupil is tortured and murdered in his well-appointed domestic in St. John’s wooden. educational researcher Ayesha Ryder believes the killing is not any accident. Sir Evelyn Montagu had unearthed stunning revelations approximately T. E. Lawrence—the famed Lawrence of Arabia. might Montagu were specified as a result of his discoveries?

Ryder’s look for solutions takes her again to her previous existence within the heart East and right into a lion’s den of killers and traitors. As she attracts the eye of brokers from either side of the clash, together with detectives from Scotland backyard and MI5, Ryder stumbles deeper into Lawrence’s secrets and techniques, an amazing case of royal blackmail, even the quest for the Bible’s misplaced Ark of the Covenant.

Every step of how, the endgame grows extra terrifying. but if an assault rocks London, the genuine gamers convey their hand—and Ayesha Ryder is left retaining the ultimate piece of the puzzle.

Praise for Ryder

“[Nick] Pengelley units an unconventional tale free on and under the streets of London. along with his strange heroine, the writer rejects the clichés of action-adventure thrillers and can provide a shockingly wonderful read.”—Library magazine (starred review)

“An fascinating mystery with characters that you just can’t support yet like . . . a thrill-a-minute tale . . . really worth studying . . . Pengelley has a success with the nature of Ayesha Ryder.”—Fresh Fiction

“This fast moving crime/political mystery not just is well timed for today’s Israeli-Palestinian conflicts however it delves into historic occasions that contributed to shaping the best way the region’s political weather has advanced. . . . prepare for an edge-of-your-seat trip that includes a kick-butt heroine bent on justice . . . I had a blast analyzing Ryder.”—Popcorn Reads

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She back the amount and meditated the shelf from which she had taken it. It held numerous copies of 7 Pillars in addition to Lawrence’s different ebook, The Mint, written approximately his time within the RAF. there have been additionally collections of letters by means of Lawrence, and others written to him. Her hand moved alongside the spines of the books, stopped at one other version of 7 Pillars. This one used to be plainer, in an off-white binding. It was once the unique 1922 variation, which have been issued in a really restricted run. anything like 8 copies.

Issues had long gone from undesirable to disastrous. What had all started as an easy operation to usher in a feminine educational researcher and Scotland backyard detectives had inexplicably become a nightmare. Tears stung her eyes. She blinked them away. It were many years on account that she’d given strategy to such emotion. She wasn’t approximately to begin now. “Bill Jameson’s dead,” she acknowledged, outwardly calm, whilst she raised her eyes and checked out the blond-haired girl who stood simply contained in the door to her place of work. Jameson, she idea.

However, she had the window open in seconds. Wriggling in the course of the small beginning, she dropped into the backyard. mins later she used to be strolling throughout Russell sq. Gardens towards Mayfair. bankruptcy sixty two For the 3rd time Bryan’s mobilephone rang, unanswered. With a snarl of rage, Nazir hurled his telephone around the room and slammed his fist into the mantel over the fireside. The outdated wooden cracked less than the impression. “Fuck! ” he yelled. He kicked the wall, then stormed around the room. He flung the kitchen door open, able to vent his anger.

He hadn’t even minded the interruption, the necessity to go back to London. It had purely lengthy the excitement, given him extra chance to workout his mind's eye. He’d fantasized approximately how lengthy he might draw out the torture this time, making it final for days, until eventually she begged him to allow her die. Now, after he had ultimately came upon her, she had escaped. back. His mobilephone used to be ringing. It took a second for him to discover the place it had fallen. “Yes? ” he acknowledged. a well-recognized voice spoke furiously in his ear. whereas he listened, he walked from side to side around the room.

That should have performed an element within the choice. ” Litmann stared on the Mossad station head with unseeing eyes. Then he grew to become again to the images of Ayesha Ryder. What in hell’s identify did it suggest? Montagu’s female friend used to be a Palestinian terrorist. Did Sayyed Khalidi be aware of anything? If the Palestinian chief did, so may his buddy Judah Ben David. a chilly sweat broke out on Litmann’s brow. used to be he jogging right into a seize? bankruptcy 10 Tears pricked at Ayesha’s eyelids. She pressured them again. She may locate who murdered Evelyn, she reminded herself.

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