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by Andrew M. Warren

  • ISBN: 1591290309
  • Category: Action and Adventure
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Andrew M. Warren
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: PublishAmerica (March 2002)
  • Pages: 263
  • ePub book: 1408 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1117 kb
  • Other: mobi docx azw txt
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 280

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People of the Veil is an intelligent novel concerning the struggles of an American diplomat and Islamic fundamentalist in civil war torn Algeria.

People of the Veil is an intelligent novel concerning the struggles of an American diplomat and Islamic fundamentalist in civil war torn Algeria. The author displays his knowledge of Arab culture, State department politics, and Islam in a fast paced thriller that becomes increasingly difficult to put down. The book was a rare cambinet of a suspenseful thriller and a sweeping romance. As a woman, I could relate. Typically, this isn't the type of book that I would pick up, but my husband read it and as he was telling me about it I decided to read it myself. I could not put it down. The book took me on a journey with both the protagonist and the villian.

In the midst of a bloody civil war in Algeria, and left in charge of the American Embassy in Algiers, Consul, Nick Phillips, is forced to make a decision that will have far reaching ramifications. An Islamic revolution is in the process of taking place and based upon information from his friend Sami, an Algerian detective, Nick fears the imminent attack by terrorists on the US Embassy with the goal of killing all Americans.

In the midst of a bloody civil war in Algeria, and left in charge of the American Embassy in Algiers, Consul, Nick Phillips, is forced to make a decision that will have far reaching ramifications

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Andrew Marvin Warren (born 1967; Chesapeake, Virginia) is an American convicted sex offender and former CIA operative, who served as CIA station chief in Algiers, Algeria, during 2007–2008. In 2010 he pleaded guilty to charges of sexual assault of two women and the following year he was sentenced to over 5 years in prison. He served his sentence in federal prison, and was released from prison in 2015. As a result of the criminal charges he was also fired from the CIA.

Warren Thomas Farrell (born June 26, 1943) is an American educator, activist and author of seven books on men's and women's issues

Warren Thomas Farrell (born June 26, 1943) is an American educator, activist and author of seven books on men's and women's issues. Farrell initially came to prominence in the 1970s as a supporter of second wave feminism; he served on the New York City Board of the National Organization for Women (NOW).

Warren said, seemingly unaware of her own fibbing. Based on a video posted on Twitter, it does not appear that Zudak asked Warren any follow-up questions. Where shall we begin? Warren has an extensive history of bending the truth. Below are some of her greatest hits: Perhaps most famously, Warren claimed for years that she was a Native American, but a DNA test show that she was almost entirely of white European ancestry.

Warren M. Mueller has written a great fantasy in The Past and Future King that takes readers on an adventure of good versus evil, where mythical characters (of the sort readers have found in the worlds of Tolkien and Lewis) struggle for world domination

Warren M. Mueller has written a great fantasy in The Past and Future King that takes readers on an adventure of good versus evil, where mythical characters (of the sort readers have found in the worlds of Tolkien and Lewis) struggle for world domination. Readers will follow the adventures of Tom, the main character, as he journeys to discover his identity and purpose.

In the midst of a bloody civil war in Algeria, and left in charge of the American Embassy in Algiers, Consul, Nick Phillips, is forced to make a decision that will have far reaching ramifications. An Islamic revolution is in the process of taking place and based upon information from his friend Sami, an Algerian detective, Nick fears the imminent attack by terrorists on the US Embassy with the goal of killing all Americans. Because of the deteriorating security situation, Nick orders an evacuation of the embassy. Nick goes head to head with Abu Fahad, leader of a violent Islamic terrorist cell, who has already killed the Prime Minister and several senior Algerian leaders, including Nick’s girlfriend’s family. In a race with the ultimate consequences, Nick, Sami, and his girlfriend must escape from terrorists who will stop at nothing to kill them and every other American in Algeria.

Comments

Kikora Kikora
Despite the fact that the author was arrested last year for allegedly raping two Algerian women, I hunted down a copy of this book with interest. My thought was that if he really was a Chief of Station for the CIA in Algeria - you've gotta be pretty smart to be a CIA station chief, right? - then regardless of his other actions, his book must be pretty good.

I was wrong.

The plot is intriguing - I'll give him that - involving terrorists attempting to take over the US Embassy in Algers, Algeria during the midst of a fundamentalist Islamic uprising. So far, so good. But this book is proof that a plot alone does not a good thriller make.

The characters are wooden and one-dimensional. The hero is blatantly the author. For example, on the back of the book, he puts down that he obtained a Master's Degree in Middle East History and Arabic. Nick, the hero? The same. My guess is that the author knows some martial arts just like "Nick" does. But beyond that, I can't count how many times there was some phrase in the book like: "Nick always did the right thing," or "Nick treated everyone with respect" or "She thought of Nick; he was always strong." Nick could do no wrong in this book.

Likewise, we have no background on history on Gunny, the RSO, Sarah, or any of the other Embassy employees, and very little on any of the terrorists. They're just cardboard cutouts, there to stand in whenever Nick walks through a scene.

The book was repetitive and the dialogue painful. There are typos and other errors - one wonders how the book made it through the editing process and whether it was professionally copyedited or not. In short, I would not recommend this book to anyone.

The only interesting note is that the author was arrested for his alleged rapes by Diplomatic Security, the same agency that the author noted: "are the security experts within the State Department. More often they were FBI wannabes who were incompetents with no grasp of the cultures they served in. Other federal agents actually called it 'discount security' instead of Diplomatic Security." Hopefully the irony was not lost on Mr. Warren when "discount" Diplomatic Security placed handcuffs on him.
Downloaded Downloaded
I'm sorry for the people who has invested money to buy this book, really. I love thillers and I love Algeria and have been there three times for quite a long stay (average 25 days) and this book has managed to leave me cold and indiferent.
Algerian people are really nice and loyal friends, that I agree with but Touaregs live their life in the far South and they would never go to Algiers to play war of guerrilla. And there is something more: with the settlement of the nomad tribes came the Islamization, yes. But Touaregs have been traditionally animists and their traditions are very different from what is pictured here.
In the terrible years of the terror war there is no way they would make an alliance with GIA to go up North in a massive manner (25!!) and there is something else: you will not find a Touareg dress with the cheche (turbant) in Algiers!!. Simply there is not need for it.
Nanecele Nanecele
People of the Veil is an intelligent novel concerning the struggles of an American diplomat and Islamic fundamentalist in civil war torn Algeria. The author displays his knowledge of Arab culture, State department politics, and Islam in a fast paced thriller that becomes increasingly difficult to put down. The villains are multi-dimensional and move beyond cliched Hollywood and CNN portrayals of terrorists...they may be nasty but you know why! Dirk Pitt and Jack Ryan will need to make some room for Nick Phillips. This book must be made into a movie. Buy it. You won't regret it.
Malakelv Malakelv
The book was a rare cambinet of a suspenseful thriller and a sweeping romance. As a woman, I could relate. Typically, this isn't the type of book that I would pick up, but my husband read it and as he was telling me about it I decided to read it myself. I could not put it down. The book took me on a journey with both the protagonist and the villian. I loved it. What a story. WOW!
Anarawield Anarawield
Picked this up at a garage sale for a nickel. I overpaid. I am curious if the brave and so honorable protagonist uses Xanax and Valium to subdue and interrogate ruthless female enemy agents posing as nice, modest women while in Algeria?

If not in this book, perhaps in the sequel, which I understand a CIA operative with embassy cover, manages to terribly harm the US reputation, feed Al Qaeda's hate machine, and endanger the lives of countless Americans in the Middle East -- all while having sworn to defend our country? That would be a great story!

Edit: Hey while five visitors found my review helpful, four found it not helpful. Amazon tracked those four down votes to the same Blackberry IPs and removed them!
Daron Daron
This is not my usual pick of books to read, but once IO picked it up I couldn't put it down. It was very informative, I learned a great deal about the Middle East and the Culture. I really do suggest you pick this book up.
Paxondano Paxondano
This is not my usual pick of books to read, but once I picked it up I could not put it down. I learned a great deal about the Middle East and it's Culture. I suggest this as must read for the summer