|About the Book|
“His screams of pain had been drowned out by the overwhelming sound of the machine gun.But I could hear him now.He was a short chubby boy- no more than seventeen years old... The boy’s name was Sami. He was my closest friend.”When his best friendMore“His screams of pain had been drowned out by the overwhelming sound of the machine gun.But I could hear him now.He was a short chubby boy- no more than seventeen years old... The boy’s name was Sami. He was my closest friend.”When his best friend Sami is killed in a peaceful protest against the government of Badia, Mazen vows that he will not rest until the brutal Regime is overthrown. The odds are stacked against him. The Regime has kept the protests confined to the city of Adar in order to prevent the Revolution from gaining national support while at the same time portraying the protestors as violent terrorists in the media.Knowing that the Revolution’s success depends on it gaining support from other cities within Badia, Mazen plans to organise one large peaceful protest against the government. He hopes that this will generate enough media attention to open the eyes of the country, and the world, to the reality of life under the oppressive Regime.But the Regime is not the only thing standing between Mazen and victory. With Sami gone and after weeks of the government’s brutal crackdowns on the revolutionaries, the battered and hungry people of Adar begin to turn their backs on the democratic Revolution that they helped to create. In its place, support rapidly begins to grow for a more extreme and bloody solution.Mazen soon finds himself in the middle of a vicious power struggle between the oppressive military dictatorship that has ruled Badia for decades and the violent terrorists who have hijacked the Revolution for their own gain. With both sides trying to kill him and the international community standing idly by as Adar descends into chaos, Mazen stands as the country’s last chance for peace and democracy. But is he too late?