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Nomad on the Run by Georges Benay (Review and Giveaway)



We're kicking off the tour today for George Benay's Nomad thriller series! Beneath the golden desert and azure seas of Morocco lurks a hidden world of greed, deceit and financial terrorism. Read Sandra's review and enter to win a copy of the series.

Book Details:

Book Title: Nomad on the Run by Georges Benay
Category: Adult Fiction, 290 pages
Genre: Thriller, mystery/suspense
Publisher: Bookstand Publishing
Release date: April 15, 2011
Tour dates: August 14 to Sept 15, 2017
Content Rating: PG (No swear words, some violence and minimal/ clean sex scene)

Book Description:

Beneath the golden desert and azure seas of Morocco lurks a hidden world of greed, deceit and financial terrorism. But the players are not who you might think. Lured away from his seemingly idyllic life as a managing director for a major international bank in Toronto, Eric Martin returns to his ancestral roots in Morocco.

Tempted by a mysterious offer from a boutique financial firm, Eric soon discovers he has walked into the middle of a whirlwind where everyone has their own secret agenda, and he unwittingly has become the key to unlocking them all. From the broad avenues of Toronto to the mean streets of Casablanca, Eric rushes to discover the truth before time runs out. But who can he trust?

The power and attraction of money is strong. In the midst of a dangerous cast of characters, Jeff Offenbach, bank president, knows more than he lets on. But how much does he know? Is he a key player in a scheme to terrorize the global economy, or is he just trying to save his firm from becoming another victim of the global economic collapse? Valerie is the unknown factor. Is she involved in the partners' machinations, or is she as guileless as Eric? Can he trust her? And more importantly, will he survive long enough to find out?



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My Review:
Reviewed by Sandra Olshaski


The prologue drew me in immediately – the Rock of Gibraltar, an Arabic-speaking watcher, the feel of faraway, exotic places, and an ominous atmosphere.

This is a very well-written thriller with a complex, sophisticated, creative plot. The author successfully builds the suspense and maintains the feeling that something sinister is imminent.

Eric Martin, a successful, if somewhat disillusioned bank director in Toronto, Canada, accepts a mysterious offer from a financial house in Morocco - "like a nomad in the desert, he heard the wind whisper in his ear of exotic places, new adventures, and a new life." Upon taking up his new post in Morocco, however, Eric quickly realizes that he has stepped into a situation where dangerous, greedy people dominate and where terrorism raises its ugly head. Who is El-Anouyi? Eric has cunning, calculating businessmen to deal with who are not what they seem.

The character development is first rate. Eric is a smart, savvy businessman, but not really a likeable character, although I have to admit that he grew on me by the end of the book.

The use of French words and phrases adds authenticity to the story as do the descriptions of Casablanca and its inhabitants.

There are a few expletives throughout the book and a brief sexual situation, but nothing at all explicit.

This is an exciting read for those interested in international intrigue, complex financial wheeling and dealing and terrorism. It's like reading the news.

To read more reviews, please visit Georges Benay's page on iRead Book Tours.


Sandra's disclosure: Thanks to the author for sending me this book for review. I was not compensated in any other way, nor told how to rate or review this product.

About the Author:


Georges Benay is a former international banker who is now working as a Toronto-based writer and award-winning photographer. He is the author of two novels, including The Nomad's Premonition and a collection of short stories. His award winning pictures have been featured in several magazines and book covers.

Connect with the author: Website ~ Photography Website ~ Twitter


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11 comments :

  1. Congrats on the tour and thank you for the review and giveaway.

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  2. Thanks for this captivating and intriguing novel which I would enjoy. The characters, the plot and the settings all sounds wonderful.

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    1. This is an exciting thriller that is a page turner.

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  3. This sounds like a thrilling read! I love to read suspense and mystery books! Sounds great!

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  4. Thank you for this insightful review!

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    1. Your are very welcome. Excellent read!

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  5. This sounds like a great book & series.

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  6. I just love reading excerpts so I can find new books to read. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  7. Sounds like a good read. Thank you for the review!

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  8. thanks for the review. this sounds like a great read

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