Djerba Déjá Vu
Post 9/11 Novel
- 12869 Words
- Ages 16 and up
Monica, TROY I's newly recruited under-cover agent, loves many things about Arab culture, others she hates to the bone. Send to Djerba, in Tunisian, her main goal is to track down the mastermind behind the 2002 terror attack on the island's Jewish Temple, but when a murdered British tourist is found Monica feels that she must find the culpit ad soon her list of possible suspects grows as rapidily as does the attraction she feels for her half-Arab co-worker. But between jet-setter parties, international politics, and ancient North African magical practices nothing is what it seems.
Djerba Déjá Vu is Alexis Debary's literary, post 9/11 debut thriller and it is based on the 4/4 2002 terrorist blast on Djerba, in Tunisian. The author attended Islamic Studies and German Literature at the University of Hamburg, after which she lived in Arabic speaking countries for many years, and she knows to bind first-hand glimpses of the Muslim world with raw action and vibrant imagery. This full-length debut plays with cultural prejudice and the search for identity.
Extract: Monica’s limbs are melting. Her face glistens. She noses closer, playing her lips over the rough stubbles on his chin. Her lips edge nearer while his hot scent envelops her, robbing her of her senses. Beneath her shirt, her nipples tense to buds while the shed’s electronically driven appliances hum softly in the background. With a forceful movement, he locks her in his arms, covering her mouth with kisses, and she feels how his desire churns to life. Outside the shadow of a movement flashes by... [more]
Keywords: Sex Appeal, Psychological Thriller, Exotic Adventure, Djerba, Tunisia, Lybia, Arab, Magic, Holiday Island, Murder, Suspense, Intrigue, Literary Thriller, International Politics, Conspiracy Theory, Terrorism, 9/11, Fake Flag Terrorism