A novel by Montgomery about politics in ME stirs much attention
A novel by Luke Montgomery an expert researcher on Islam and the Middle east has been the focus of attention on Amazon recently.
The story of the book is supposed to be based on Turkey and its politics.
The story is built around a professor Ian O’Brien who purchases an old collection of letters and books, and unknowingly steps into the world of a shadowy organization. His family is soon caught up in a web of intrigue and deceit spun out of a 16th century Muslim conspiracy that somebody still wants to keep secret. This powerful and ruthless group will stop at nothing to recover the document. Events spin out of control, tragedy strikes and the quest for answers begins. Facing impossible odds, they race against time to discover the truth and save their loved ones. In the process, they learn just how powerful and enduring a lie can be.
The author with MA in Linguistics has spent much time in Europe and the Middle East combing Hittite, Phrygian, Lycian, Greek and Roman ruins on the shores of the Mediterranean and Aegean.
An inquisitive anthropologist and history buff, Mr. Montgomery immersed himself in the local culture, mastering both the language and customs of the people. He has sipped tea with the sons of Ottoman sultans, explored the Taurus Mountains with Turcoman tribes, listened to haunting Kurdish folk songs and watched the sun rise in Aman with the Arabic call to prayer floating over the desert sand.
When he is not consulting private and public institutions with interests and operations in the Middle East, he tends grapes, raises Longhorn cattle and researches political developments.
As an expert on Islam, he spends much of his time researching and writing about religious politics. Some of the people and works that have shaped his worldview are Emily Dickinson, Rudyard Kipling, Atlas Shrugged, C.S. Lewis, Anton Chekhov, Omar Khayyam, LOTR, the Torah, O. Henry, The Ballad of the White Horse, Bruce Cockburn, George Orwell, Yasar Kemal, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Vince Flynn, Yeshua…
The books has received much positive criticism from readers as follows;
“An EXPLOSIVE novel.” -BJ, High Tide Journal and Washington Times communities.
“It was about time someone created a skillful and intelligent page turner using Turkey and its politics as the base.” -Yesim Erez, Cumhuriyet and PJ Media
“If you only read one novel this year, it should be A Deceit to Die For. It is worth every nanosecond of your time. But be warned – it will not take long for it to become an addiction.” – Elizabeth Wise, author
“Truly an ‘inside’ job.” -Tim from Seattle
By Bugladynora: This book was such an adventure, and I had a terrible time putting it down. Sadly I was disappointed at the end because I wanted to know when the next one was coming out. I appreciated the depth and breadth of the characters. I could relate to the many character types and appreciated that all the bad guys were not from one culture, nor all the good. This was as much as a thrill ride as The DaVinci Code.
Much of the book is set in Turkey which is a country with a fascinating history I was largely unfamiliar with before the book. I love a book that entertains, challenges me, makes me inquisitive, and gets me to reading to learn more.
Mr. Montgomery, I hope you are already writing the next installment.
By mfc: Old powers rising; forgotten conflicts renewed in a different time… it all adds up to a fast moving thriller that centers on a family unwittingly caught up in continuation of a drama hundreds of years old.
The author paints a surprisingly relevant picture of modern society and the complex elements at play. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. This could be a great one for the evening news or a movie
Compiled by Editor