Ryder (Ayesha Ryder, Book 1)

By Nicholas Pengelley

NAMED the most effective BOOKS OF THE yr by means of LIBRARY JOURNAL

Ayesha Ryder bears the scars of strife within the heart East. Now her earlier is catching as much as her as she races to solve a secret that spans centuries—and threatens to alter the process history.

As Israeli and Palestinian leaders arrange to make a joint declaration on the Tower of London, an influential pupil is tortured and murdered in his well-appointed domestic in St. John’s wooden. educational researcher Ayesha Ryder believes the killing isn't any twist of fate. Sir Evelyn Montagu had unearthed surprising revelations approximately T. E. Lawrence—the famed Lawrence of Arabia. may perhaps Montagu were distinct as a result of his discoveries?

Ryder’s look for solutions takes her again to her outdated existence within the center East and right into a lion’s den of killers and traitors. As she attracts the eye of brokers from each side of the clash, together with detectives from Scotland backyard and MI5, Ryder stumbles deeper into Lawrence’s secrets and techniques, an marvelous case of royal blackmail, even the hunt for the Bible’s misplaced Ark of the Covenant.

Every step of how, the endgame grows extra terrifying. but if an assault rocks London, the genuine gamers convey their hand—and Ayesha Ryder is left maintaining the ultimate piece of the puzzle.

Praise for Ryder

“[Nick] Pengelley units an unconventional tale free on and less than the streets of London. along with his strange heroine, the writer rejects the clichés of action-adventure thrillers and supplies an incredibly unique read.”—Library magazine (starred review)

“An interesting mystery with characters that you simply can’t support yet like . . . a thrill-a-minute tale . . . really worth analyzing . . . Pengelley has successful with the nature of Ayesha Ryder.”—Fresh Fiction

“This fast moving crime/political mystery not just is well timed for today’s Israeli-Palestinian conflicts however it delves into ancient occasions that assisted in shaping the best way the region’s political weather has developed. . . . prepare for an edge-of-your-seat experience that includes a kick-butt heroine bent on justice . . . I had a blast interpreting Ryder.”—Popcorn Reads

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Nazir moved with the rate of sunshine. ahead of she may perhaps draw breath he was once on most sensible of her, straddling her, his arms round her throat, squeezing with an animal-like energy. She didn't fight. there has been no element. Her chest and lungs have been being beaten less than his weight and he or she couldn’t breathe. She stared into the eyes of the guy who used to be killing her, made up our minds to defy him to the final. He back her stare, his eyes blazing, his lips flecked with foam. Then, with a roar of fury, he permit cross and rolled off her.

The exhibition’s via the following. ” He stepped throughout the doorway and flicked a chain of sunshine switches on a wall panel. Ayesha, Holden, and Bryan had taken just a couple of paces after him sooner than they stopped, their collective gazes attracted to the thing within the middle of the exhibition house, surrounded by way of a low rope barrier. Spotlit from above, its polished chrome gleamed and sparkled. License quantity GW 2275. George VII, Lawrence’s Brough more suitable motorbike, was once each inch something of energy and risk.

Simply that we don’t understand. ” “Okay. tremendous. ” Holden’s expression darkened. “But if Lawrence’s message was once a clue resulting in this Madrigal girl, we’re at a useless finish. ” “Why do you are saying that? ” “It’s noticeable, isn’t it? Lawrence should have entrusted his female friend, or no matter what woman Madrigal used to be, along with his mystery. The replica of the treaty he talks approximately within the letter? He used to be telling Winston that, if something occurred to him, he should still pass see woman Madrigal. In 1935 that might were attainable. ” Holden seemed again on the display, on the black-and-white photograph of the smiling couple.

He desired to tighten the blockade, expand the offshore no-go area, and shoot the mamzers on sight—damn the results. He’d run into competition from the best minister. Judah Ben David was once doing his most sensible to push via a suggestion to drop the blockade solely and, to his chagrin, he needed to seem to aid him. “Hmm. ” Weinberg leaned ahead, moved the mouse, and clicked on a hyperlink. one other reveal of photos seemed. “These have been taken in the course of her interrogation. ” Litmann studied the recent images.

A robust scent assaulted her nostrils: stale cigarettes and burritos. the fellow who’d jumped her climbed into front passenger seat. He pressed a blood-soaked handkerchief to his nostril. The sight gave her small pride. those males weren’t MI5. She had without doubt who they did paintings for, even though. doubtless in any respect. Shamir. Nazir. She flooring her the teeth in depression. So shut. She used to be so shut. It couldn’t be the tip. bankruptcy sixty six “This is him? an analogous guy? You’re yes? ” “Yes, sir. It’s a 100% fit for the picture captured through the drone.

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