All Our Broken Idols
640 BC-Nineveh lay in the heart of the cradle of civilization. Aurya is a young woman struggling to survive the perils of the day to day world while looking after her older brother Sharo. Their father is a Mason, whose ideas are big, but whose appetite for the bottle is bigger. Sharo and Aurya’s lives are haunted by the untimely loss of their Mother, who was dragged from them by a lion. Aurya and Sharo seek an escape from their daily grind, especially hustling for food. A violent act soon provides just such an opportunity.
2014-Katya is an Archaeologist of Iraqi-English persuasion. Her life’s work involves plumbing the depths of the earth for lost History. The untimely disappearance of her Father has left an indelible imprint on Katya. Her work provides answers to mysteries that still elude her. However, her new assignment in Iraq provides peril, as post-invasion Iraq has succumbed to looting and wanton violence. Katya and her team unearth a spectacular artifact, which might provide answers to the previous History, yet the surrounding violence imperils everything and everyone.
All Our Broken Idols is a gripping Drama from start to finish. The two parallel narratives blend well, as the story shifts between Aurya and Katya. The dangers faced by both protagonists are grave, yet they are distinguished by their strength and resilience. Author Paul M.M Cooper has crafted a thrilling and fascinating read.
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|Author||Paul M.M. Cooper|
|Page Count||368 pages|
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|Category||Mystery, Crime & Thriller|