Book Review: The Geneva Option by Adam LeBor

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The Geneva Option by Adam LeBor is a novel which intro­duces the reader to Yael Azoulay, a high-level UN staffer. The book is mar­keted as being the first in a tril­ogy by Mr. LeBor who is, by trade, an author and journalist.

The pub­lisher is giv­ing away one copy of this book -to enter fill out the Raf­fle­copt­ter form at the end of the post.

  • 368 pages
  • Pub­lisher: Harper Paperbacks
  • Lan­guage: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062208551

Book Review The Geneva Option by Adam LeBor

My rat­ing for The Geneva Option4

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The Geneva Option by Adam LeBor is a grip­ping thriller which intro­duces the world to a strong hero­ine. The world cre­ated by the author is raw and bru­tal, a world most of us would like to think does not exist. Yael Azoulay, the pro­tag­o­nist, is truly an inter­na­tional woman with no roots and no place she can call home.

This is a fast paced book is enter­tain­ing on the sur­face but has a lot going for it in between the lines.  The lose-lose deals Yael has to strike leave the reader feel­ing almost dirty but with the clear under­stand­ing that they must be made in order to restore some sem­blance of bal­ance to a spe­cific region.

The action is some­what overblown, I loved the polit­i­cal, behind the scenes (or rather under-the-rug) aspects of the book and I wish Mr. LeBor would have stuck with that con­cept, but I under­stand the need, espe­cially to move the story along.

The Geneva Option is a novel which has a lot to like, great char­ac­ters, easy to read, and fluid nar­ra­tive. The novel does not under­es­ti­mate the read­ers, let’s them fig­ure things out for them­selves and allows them to make their own judgments.

Yael Azoulay is a high-level staffer in the UN who does the dirty work for the Sec­re­tary Gen­eral. Yael gets involved try­ing to bring sta­bil­ity to the Congo and offers a Hutu war­lord a deal.

What Yael doesn’t real­ize is that she is a small part of a large plan for West­ern pow­ers and com­pa­nies to exploit the region. Soon Yael finds her­self on the run from mer­ce­nar­ies, law enforce­ment and intel­li­gence agencies.

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  • Give­away ends: June 5, 2013

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Dis­claimer: I got this book for free from TLC Book Tours.
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