Slick! by David Perlstein

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SLICK! skewers Middle East politics and American foreign policy with a barbed humor that will leave you wondering whether to laugh or cry—when you’re not holding your breath. This satiric novel dissects Moq’tar, a Persian Gulf sultanate guided by a Berkeley MBA with grandiose economic plans. Moq’tar faces dangerous instability—and the United States a black eye—during a deadlocked election pitting the nation’s acting CEO against his playboy brother. The ensuing power struggle leaves Bobby Gatling, a retired Special Forces officer and senior advisor to the Ministry of Security, enmeshed in a web of treachery, blackmail and hypocrisy. Bobby must cope with an alcoholic U.S. ambassador and a puzzling cultural attaché while struggling with loneliness, doubts about American intentions and his personal safety. All the while, a beautiful, tech-savvy princess with a questionable past lurks in the background.

About David Perlstein

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David Perlstein lives in San Francisco. He has authored short stories and two non-fiction books, Solo Success: 101 Tips for Becoming a $100,000-a-Year Freelancer and God's Others: Non-Israelites' Encounters With God in the Hebrew Bible.
Published August 31, 2011 by iUniverse. 240 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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As a deadlocked election grips the fictional sultanate of Moq’tar, no issue is safe from Perlstein’s (God’s Others, 2010, etc.) wit as he lampoons politics in the Gulf.

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I realized the front end of the book needed changes, and when I made them I said, “This is the way to go and now I’m ready.” You could hold onto a book forever and nothing would ever happen.

Jun 14 2012 | Read Full Review of Slick!

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