Book Review: The Geneva Option by Adam LeBor

May 29, 2013

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

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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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One Comment

  • Heather J. @ TLC Book ToursMay 31, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    I like that the author assumes the reader is intelligent enough to follow the story without over-explaining things.

    Thanks for being a part of the tour!

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