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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Thrillers
  • Language:English
  • Series title:The Jordan Kline Series
  • Series Number:1
  • Pages:300
  • eBook ISBN:9781617926907

The Taba Convention

A Jordan Kline Thriller. Book 1.

by Stephen W. Ayers

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Overview
Two deadly adversaries, one horrific conspiracy against peace. This is a story about a conspiracy to derail The Taba Convention, a peace signing ceremony to be held at the Taba Hilton complex in Egypt. Disillusioned with the continued killing in the Mossad agency over the years, Jordan Kline resigns to take up hotel management studies. Now the General Manager of the Sands Eilat hotel, Jordan enjoys life with his girlfriend Irit in the Red Sea resort town. The book starts with multiple assassinations, one of which Jordan witnesses. An ex colleague is taken out in the Arava, the long desert road leading from the Dead Sea to Eilat. On his way back from a business trip to Tel Aviv, Jordan witnesses the dying man’s last words. They are words that will push Jordan reluctantly back into the violent world he turned his back on. Jordan unravels a deadly conspiracy that threatens to once again engulf the Middle East in war. He becomes the most hunted man in Israel. Forced to use all his cunning, Jordan must stay one step ahead of men that kill to fulfill their deadly ambitions. The only problem is that Jordan does not know who they are, and time is running out as the historic date of The Taba Convention approaches. The Taba Convention is filled with surprising twists and turns, and interesting insights into the world of hotels interspersed in the suspenseful action. The future of the Middle East is in doubt right up until the climax at the Taba Hilton Hotel in Taba Egypt.
Description
One of the most exciting breakout action novels of the year, The Taba Convention by Stephen W. Ayers is the first book in the Jordan Kline series. Filled with surprising twists and turns as well as incredible insight into the Middle East, Ayers’ plot confronts the deadly goals of radical Muslims and the mission of right wing Jews. With the future of the Middle East uncertain, readers are kept guessing until the unforeseen climax of this relentless international whodunit. Disillusioned with the continual bloodletting over the years, Mossad operative Jordan Kline resigns and pursues a new career in hotel management. Managing the Sands hotel in the Red Sea resort town of Eilat, Jordan enjoys a restful life together with his girlfriend. The calm is shattered when one of Jordan’s former colleagues is murdered and Jordan is drawn back into a violent past where enemy lines are obscured and zealots run the show. Reluctantly, though with incredible loyalty to his fallen comrade, Jordan begins to unravel a deadly conspiracy that threatens to further engulf the Middle East in war. Through this tyrannical maze he becomes the most hunted man in Israel. Forced to use all his cunning wit and stamina, Jordan must stay one step ahead of men that kill to fulfill deadly ambitions on both sides of the fence. As time runs out and the historic date of the convention in Taba Egypt approaching, Jordan will discover new frontline enemies and old ones he never knew existed. Saving the day has never been so deadly.
About the author
Stephen was born to expatriate parents in Calcutta India. From the age of eight he was educated in English private schools. He attended St. Andrews Preparatory school in Pangbourne Berkshire and Shrewsbury School in Shrewsbury Shropshire. Pursuing a career in hospitality, Stephen graduated cum laude from the prestigious Lausanne Hotel School, Switzerland. He has worked in and managed hotels in England, Israel, South Africa, Canada and most recently in Cyprus. In 1975, while working at the Ramada Tel Aviv he met his wife Mali. They were married a year later in South Africa. Stephen returned to Israel from Canada in 1984 to take up the position of Executive Assistant Manager at the opening of the famous King Solomon’s Palace Hotel in the Red Sea Resort town of Eilat. The family lived there for the following eight years. The idea to write a thriller on the Middle Eastern conflict between Israel and the Palestinians was born during the latter part of 1991 after experiencing Israel’s return of Taba to Egypt following International Arbitration. The following years living in Israel through the Palestinian Intifadas and the numerous suicide attacks have added to the extensive experience that Stephen was able to draw on. He also enjoyed being able to add anecdotes from his long and colorful international hotel career. In his first book, he introduces the reader to Jordan Kline, the star of the series. Kline is an ex Mossad operative and now successful hotel manager. Stephen began writing with Mali’s encouragement as a test to explore his own creativity and writing capabilities. Finally completed, Stephen requested that a few close friends read the draft manuscript. The amazing response has pushed Stephen to pursue publication of The Taba Convention, and to continue writing novels in the Jordan Kline series. Serving as General Manager of the David's Citadel Hotel in Jerusalem Stephen hosted many foreign Presidents, dignitaries and their delegations. These included President Vladimir Putin of Russia, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, President Sakaashvili of Georgia, frequent visits by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, as well as Israeli Cabinet Ministers and Parliamentarians. His experience has afforded Stephen invaluable insight into security procedures among various government organizations. Stephen and his family currently reside in Toronto, Canada.
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