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Sunday, June 8, 2014

When Camels Fly - N L B Horton (Book Tour)

When Camels Fly

Am proud to be part of the book tour for N.L. B. Horton's book When Camels Fly.

A mother's protective spirit is instinctive. Seeing her daughter in the hands of an abductor Grace Madison shoots to kill. Seconds later another rescuer comes to the scene and shoots the second killer.

The story is complicated and technical. Grace is an archaeologist happiest when she is on a "dig". Dragged into something beyond her ken by her daughter Maggie her protective instincts go on high alert because she realizes that her daughter is not just in danger of being killed but that her obstinate daughter is not going to listen to her either and get out of a bad situation.

The premise of the "stealing of water on a massive scale" in the Middle East using hydrology and science forms the backdrop of the story. Maggie is the hydrologist/scientist who has just discovered how beautifully this is being done to the detriment of some countries in the Middle East and to the bargaining advantage of one. Single handedly trying to stop this is a huge endeavour. Drawing on the support of colleagues and professors who are linked to intelligence services everywhere Maggie drags her mother into this very complicated plot.

Despite the use of science and diplomacy not to say terrifying suspense, the story magnifies the relationship between a mother and daughter at its most basic despite the sophisticated setting. There is also to balance everything a nice romantic element also drawn through the story which lightens the whole. 

Am very glad there is a sequel to this story.

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Blodeuedd said...

The science stuff, yikes! But the rest sounds good

NLB Horton said...

Don't worry about the science stuff, Bloeuedd! It provides a structure to the story, and gives the daughter's character credibility to establish her as a strong, intelligent female — one able to survive in the patristic Middle East. These are tough women! NLBH

NLB Horton said...

And Mystica, thanks for taking part in the tour. I appreciate both your time to read the book, and that to post the review.

Have a great summer full of wonderful reads!

Teddyree said...

sounds intense and mother-daughter relationships appeal to me, the science not so much.

Teddy Rose said...

Thanks for taking part in the tour. I'm so glad you enjoyed 'When Camels Fly'.

Martha Eskuchen said...

Your review makes this sound even more interesting for me. I'd like the science as well as the relationship elements. :-)