Spotlight feature: Al Shabah: An Assassin’s Story
Guest Posts , Latest Posts / January 17, 2018

Spotlight feature: Al Shabah: An Assassin’s Story takes readers into the heart and heat of the Lebanese Civil War (1975–1990). The story starts with a ten year old Paul as Bassam, a terrorist known as “Yellow Eyes”, overtakes Paul’s small hometown in the Bekaa Valley, killing his brother and sister in front of him. This forces Paul to take an oath: To grow up and find the yellow-eyed shooter—a man who soon becomes the charismatic leader of a jihadist group destroying his home country. As Paul watches Bassam recruit and head his own group of fighters and suicide bombers, Paul is forced into military action as a teenager.  Paul fights for the Lebanese Forces to protect the innocent families caught up in a war disguised as a fight for religion, but is actually about gaining control and greed for a few selected powerful figures in the Middle East. Realizing that the foot soldiers are expendable fodder for poorly trained military leaders, Paul joins counter-terrorist operations to fight against Bassam, training in Israel with the Mossad and Kidon. Paul and Bassam cross paths as Paul is sent out on dangerous missions, only to come face-to-face in a final showdown—a showdown only one will survive. “The…

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