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Alex Bell, a successful financial trader, married with a young family, gets recruited by a striking Master of the Universe type, named Chris Barma, to work in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in the late 1990's. Alex has another reason for his career move as a spiralling out of control affair with a difficult and emotionally vulnerable French woman threatens to turn his life upside down. The move brings him into the cosseted and extraordinary lifestyle of pre 9/11 expatriate life in Saudi Arabia. Despite serious misgivings, Alex presses on and meets an array of characters in the cosmopolitan goldfish bowl of a Western compound. He and his new friend Jim Robson, go on a boat trip with a rich Saudi. A diving accident occurs and Alex and his friend save the life of a young Saudi named Mohammed, the son of one of his colleagues, an action that has extraordinary consequences...
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Of Anglo Indian descent, Eldred Buck, was born in London, educated at Kings School Rochester and Leeds University. He has lived in Papua New Guinea, Israel. France and Saudi Arabia. Over the last 25 years he has worked in finance in London, Singapore, Paris and Jeddah. He is currently a investment manager based in London. A keen sportsman, he has even represented his country in clog dancing. He is married and has three children.
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1484872975
Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 804 pages. 9.00x6.00x1.82 inches. This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # zk1484872975