The blood of Adonis, thought Sarah, remembering the church that was built like a pagan temple. Coquelicot rouge - the symbol of a dying man whose blood stained the hillside in the spring.
Sarah Lane, abandoning her French lover for the brilliant Lebanese sunshine, believes that the day will belong to her alone. But when a street bomb hurls her into the arms of a dangerously handsome Syrian colonel, she finds herself trapped once again. Is this a kidnapping? A seduction? Or merely the chaos of the Middle-East?
The Wakefield Crime Classics series revives forgotten or neglected gems of crime and mystery fiction by Australian authors. Many of the writers have established international reputations but are little known in Australia.
'The Wakefield Crime Classics series is marvellous ... a wonderful collection of writing that should not have been overlooked in this country in the first place.' - Terry O'Connor, Courier Mail
An Arabian nightmare leads Sarah Smith, a rather flighty English girl, from a casual affair to a coincidental involvement in middle-Eastern terrorism when she tries to save the life of a Syrian agitator, Colonel Raschid. A letter from the presumably dead man leaves her with a mission to complete; she is helped, betrayed, kidnapped; and she finally finds her sheik alive and ready to offer more than gratitude. A touchy background of polyglot politics provides some touch and go action and some pretty skittish situations- without any of the sinister superiority of her earlier books. (Kirkus Reviews)
Series: Wakefield Crime Classics
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 15th July 1994
Publisher: Wakefield Press Pty, Limited
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.0
Weight (kg): 0.22
Edition Number: 1