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The Desert Contract

John Lathrop

Investment counselor Steve Kemp-in an attempt to rebuild his finances, restore his integrity, and steer clear of politics-returns after a decade to the Arabian Gulf. There he reconnects by chance with his old flame Helen, their love affair reignites, and together they stumble into a shared crisis. Now married to an older man, a diplomat in a punishment posting at the end of his career, Helen is torn between loyalty and desire. Kemp is focused on financing their escape: he needs a major sale. With Helen's husband's unwitting help, the perfect client appears. But time has run out. Jihadists seeping back across the desert shake the country. The regime cracks. And everyone looks to their own escape plans, while Kemp chases his deal as far as he must. A gripping novel of love and loyalties, and the place where personal integrity and politics meet, The Desert Contract is a remarkable debut.

Investment counselor Steve Kemp-in an attempt to rebuild his finances, restore his integrity, and steer clear of politics-returns after a decade to the Arabian Gulf. There he reconnects by chance with his old flame Helen, their love affair reignites, and together they stumble into a shared crisis. Now married to an older man, a diplomat in a punishment posting at the end of his career, Helen is torn between loyalty and desire. Kemp is focused on financing their escape: he needs a major sale. With Helen's husband's unwitting help, the perfect client appears. But time has run out. Jihadists seeping back across the desert shake the country. The regime cracks. And everyone looks to their own escape plans, while Kemp chases his deal as far as he must. A gripping novel of love and loyalties, and the place where personal integrity and politics meet, The Desert Contract is a remarkable debut.
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Investment counselor Steve Kemp-in an attempt to rebuild his finances, restore his integrity, and steer clear of politics-returns after a decade to the Arabian Gulf. There he reconnects by chance with his old flame Helen, their love affair reignites, and together they stumble into a shared crisis. Now married to an older man, a diplomat in a punishment posting at the end of his career, Helen is torn between loyalty and desire. Kemp is focused on financing their escape: he needs a major sale. With Helen's husband's unwitting help, the perfect client appears. But time has run out. Jihadists seeping back across the desert shake the country. The regime cracks. And everyone looks to their own escape plans, while Kemp chases his deal as far as he must. A gripping novel of love and loyalties, and the place where personal integrity and politics meet, The Desert Contract is a remarkable debut.

Language:

English

Narrators:

David Drummond

Length:

11h 26m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

49:57


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

35:27


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

37:44


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

28:44


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

24:51


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

31:42


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

39:53


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

37:32


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

42:33


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

32:29


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

31:58


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

25:06


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

44:46


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

36:32


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

40:13


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

53:54


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

34:54


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

38:17


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

20:22