The Bystander is a mystery thriller set in Saudi Arabia where rivalries in the Saudi royal family, religion, and oil money intersect. In a kingdom built on sand, an ambitious and devious prince uses terrorism to disrupt the succession and become the next king.
At the Department of State spent twenty-one years inspecting embassy operations around the world. Traveled to over 130 countries including Iraq and Afghanistan with over 200 total trips. Overseas living included Peru, Thailand, England, Germany, Saudi Arabia, and the Cote d’Ivoire. Served four years in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia at the U.S. Embassy. Worked as a management analyst at the VA for nine years. One of first 20 women accepted in Air Force Intelligence School, and the first female Air Force Intelligence Officer to serve in the Vietnam War. Born Milwaukee, Wisconsin, lives in Colorado, BS University of Oregon, MHA Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas.
Today in SA, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud announced that a balanced Global Energy transition would begin. For a country, hooked on fossil fuels, a disruption by
renewable energy, as solar and wind, could create problems with supply and demand.
SA, one of the world’s leading oil producers, needs to keep oil flowing to fund the kingdom. But SA has unbelievable amounts of wind and sun, and so is primed for renewable energy projects.
The Bedouin thought they owned the desert. The mine infringed ontheir authority. Not every Bedouin was pleased to have a nuclear powerplant in their desert, let alone what it really was, a weapons factory. Onetribal leader had sworn the so-called mine would never be operational.