FORBIDDEN, Award Winning Novel



  1. Readers’ Favorite International Boo Awards: Gold in Thriller/Terrorist category
  2. Wishing Shelf Book Award: Finalist
  3. Canada Book Award Recipient

Short Synopsis:

The Middle East government is depending upon the desert to conceal secrets and the dead from the CIA. Loyalty of one tough cop who knows too much is critical. The well being of his family seals his fate.

Forbidden to hunt for the warlord’s identity, Captain Sharif secretly plots to restore his government’s honor. He’s no stranger to risk. Criminals end up in the morgue more often than in court. His formidable reputation and flak jacket keeps him alive in the City of Sumarra’s dead end alleys. But, when an insane woman who witnessed corruption is thrown into his cells, the floor beneath his feet trembles, and the desert winds begin to reveal the awful truth.

Sharif discovers Eliza is an ally he can trust when her mind is clear. If she doesn’t get both of them killed, he may discover why people around her end up murdered. She’s a mystery. Captivated by her tenacity and courage, Sharif struggles to resist his need for the lady’s forbidden passion.

In a battle to thwart the kidnapping of his children, he understands the enemy is beyond his police squad’s tactical strength. It’s no longer a question of ensuring justice is served. Survival is the bottom line. His last hope? Get Eliza out of Samarra.

Setting and Characters:

Set in a future Middle East city (fictional), readers experience the unique culture of a people filled with passion for their ancient history, for their tenacity to survive at all costs; where nothing exceeds the devotion to family and faith. where the splendor of the setting sun casts its glory on the mosque’s pillars with the same infatuation as on the killer gripping his knife. To read Forbidden is to feel the rapture with which its characters live and die.

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