Working for the Mossad was never as dangerous as retiring from it. Shahla is an Israeli asset concealed in her American job, and an injury leads to a new life with a man who restores her body and soul. The forbidden union challenges the couple when Shahla’s Persian Jewish culture clashes with his. The marriage is further complicated when she refuses to discuss her past, and an unseen figure for whom she has affection overshadows their marriage. The family Passover answers many questions about this clandestine visitor, but the celebration turns deadly. Shahla is drawn into a war not her own, and the massacre leads to an unimaginable chain of events. When the Mossad and her trade craft fail, only faith remains.
The Eagle and the Child: The Child is book one in The Eagle & the Child series written by the exceptional S. Khubiar and wow, what a brilliant start to the series! I was excited to read The Child, but I admit that I did not know what to expect, the description of the book alludes to many plot themes, it suggests espionage, romance, and even religion, is the book about all of these things or just one? That is a question I had before reading the book. Now that I have finished reading The Child I now understand that the book combines and weaves these three themes perfectly together and the result is a flawless spy-thriller that will entertain as well as thrill its readers from beginning to end.
The Eagle and the Child: The Child is a multi-layered novel with many plot avenues that follows the female lead of the story called Shahla Markow. Shahla is an American/Israeli woman with Iranian ethnicity who works for the ‘Federal Bureau of Prisons’ as a self-defense instructor. One day while working she is attacked by a prisoner (who she kills), and since the event, she has been left with a horrific shoulder injury. Shahla seeks treatment and treatment comes in the form of Dr. Philip Sherrod who treats her and helps her recover. However, over their sessions together they become closer and closer, at first, they are just friends, she confides in him but as they grow closer love develops and soon they become partners. However, Shahla has a lot of secrets, one being that she is a former Israeli Mossad agent and with this comes danger, and soon danger will come knocking at her front door and this book lovers is the premise of the magnificent The Child.
The story of The Child is the type of story I love to read as it combines and weaves themes that I adore in literature. Themes of romance, action, espionage and of course religion are all explored throughout the book and although this combination seems that it would not work or ‘gel’ together, it does, and this is thanks to the exceptionally talented author S. Khubiar. Khubiar is a newly discovered author of mine, however, I wish I had found her work sooner because never before have I been so entertained with a story. The story entertained me so much because it was unlike anything I have read before, how often is it that readers will discover a book like this one, a book that weaves themes which should not work but they do and a book written by somebody who has experience in the field. That is why I have to implore all of you lovely readers to read The Child because it is unique, sensational and unlike anything I have read before so do not miss out!
S.Khubiar is the author of The Child, and she is such a phenomenal wordsmith. Khubiar manages to entertain, thrill and excite you all at the same time while keeping you captivated from beginning to end. Khubiar manages to keep her readers entertained by injecting twists and turns into her novel at the most flawless of times, she does this to ensure that her readers are always delighted and left on the edge of their seat. Now that I have finished reading The Child I can honestly write that Khubiar did keep me entertained and thrilled from beginning to end and so because the book is so brilliant I, of course, have to award it a magnificent five stars!
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