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.
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- 368 pages
- Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0062208551
My rating for The Geneva Option — 4
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.
Giveaway ends: June 5, 2013
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TLC Book Tour for The Geneva Option by Adam LeBor:
- Tuesday, May 28th: Man of La Book
- Wednesday, May 29th: Jen’s Book Thoughts
- Thursday, May 30th: Lavish Bookshelf
- Monday, June 3rd: Confessions of an Avid Reader
- Tuesday, June 4th: Beastmomma
- Wednesday, June 5th: Mystery Playground
- Thursday, June 6th: Short and Sweet Reviews
- Wednesday, June 12th: Ace and Hoser Blook
- Thursday, June 13th: 50 Books Project
- Monday, June 17th: No More Grumpy Bookseller
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