Beirut, 1982. Conrad Prosser is a skilled Arabist, expert agent handler, prolific intelligence reporter, and a connoisseur of Beirut’s underground nightlife. But, as his two-year tour at the U.S. Embassy nears its end, Prosser’s intelligence career is in jeopardy because he has not recruited an agent while in Lebanon, a sine qua nonrequirement for promotion.
Surveying his many contacts, Prosser selects an attractive Lebanese doctoral student and her idealistic brother as candidates for development. At the same time, he holds clandestine meetings by day and night with his string of Lebanese and Palestinian agents, pressing them to discover who is behind the latest wave of car bombings that has terrorized Muslim West Beirut. But when one of his agents supplies information used to capture a Syrian-backed bombing team, Prosser sets off a cycle of retaliation that threatens more than his career and cherished way of life.
At first denying, then later concealing, apparent attempts on his life, Prosser sets out to save both his job and his skin, exploiting his agents, his best friend, a former lover, his new girlfriend and her enigmatic brother. In doing so, he puts their lives at risk and discovers too late the effect of his heedless actions.
A short while ago I read and reviewed a phenomenal book called Maid of Baikal: A Novel of the Russian Civil War which is written by Preston Fleming and my verdict was that the book is an intriguing novel that will keep readers entertained for hours on end thanks to the wealth of history and dramatic literature. Maid of Baikal was awarded five stars by me, and ever since finishing it, I have been desperate to read another book by Fleming! You always know when a novel is great when you are keen to read another book by the same author; that already shows us readers that Preston Fleming is a talented author and worthy of all of his positive Amazon reviews! Dynamite Fishermen is the first book in the Beirut Trilogy, and I am so excited to have read it. Never before have I been so bewitched by an espionage thriller; I was not only impressed with its action-packed moments but also its terrific plot and so if you love being taken on a memorable but terrifying adventure then Dynamite Fishermen is the novel for you!
Dynamite Fishermen follows the protagonist of the novel Conrad Prosser in 1982 in Beirut, and he is defined as being a ‘skilled Arabist, expert agent handler’ and ‘prolific intelligence reporter.’ Conrad for the past two years has been working at the embassy in Beirut; however, his service is ending, and this is proving problematic for him… especially because he is currently failing at his one task. Conrad was tasked with recruiting a worthy person to become a field agent; however, he has not been successful in his assignment which is leaving him in a tricky predicament. If Conrad does not succeed in his mission, then he will not receive the promotion he so desperately wants. The reader will follow Conrad as he tries to find a worthy recruit all while he tries to uncover a string of deadly car bombings that have been devastating Beruit. The journey is a fascinating one that is full of razor-sharp prose, and enigmatic characters so do not miss out book lovers!
The story of Dynamite Fishermen is just as incredible as Maid of Baikal, both books are sensational because they both explore original themes that captivate and intrigue the reader from the start. Dynamite Fishermen just like Maid of Baikal is an in-depth novel with many plot avenues, scenarios and characters, however never once do all of these factors become too much for the reader; instead, every element is weaved flawlessly together by the phenomenal author Preston Fleming. Fleming, despite his expansive story that continues to expand as you read, keeps track of the plot and never loses sight of the end goal… in other words, you won’t find the plot too chaotic! That is because Fleming has written a book that has a steady, streamlined, well thought out plot that will entertain you lovely readers for hours on end.
Preston Fleming is an author whose work I have grown to love, ever since finishing Maid of Baikal I have been hooked by his literature because it is original and in-depth and takes the readers on an unforgettable journey. Fleming writes his story in a descriptive, fluid, and captivating way that ensures that the reader is entertained from beginning to end as well as enthralled and amazed.
Dynamite Fishermen is a dramatic terrorism thriller that has all the components of a perfect story; elements such as breath-taking moments, enigmatic characters, a stellar plot and lastly, flawless writing. Because Dynamite Fishermen weaves all of these themes flawlessly together, I have no choice but to award this fantastic book five stars! If you are a reader who might be interested in the story but is debating whether to read it, then please take my advice and give the book a chance as it is quite simply exceptional!
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