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    Richard Graham-Yooll

A Foreign Policy

by: Richard Graham-Yooll

Guy Sinclair is an insurance agent. But not just any agent.

When the company director invites him to a restaurant to talk about his doubts concerning the firm’s world renowned business partners, the last thing he expects to be is the target of a suicide bomber. Miraculously surviving, he flies to Saudi Arabia to investigate a routine claim that turns out to be anything but routine.

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After graduating with an MA in English at Balliol College, Oxford, British-born author Richard Graham-Yooll began his career in insurance.

His time working for Lloyds of London and subsequent business visits to the Middle East provide much of the background for his first novel, A Foreign Policy. In particular, his experience advising a group of local investors in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, how to form their own insurance company taught him valuable lessons in mutual incomprehension and misunderstanding. After migrating to the US, he lived in Florida and Massachusetts before settling in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he operates his own advertising business. Among volunteer activities, he has served on the boards of chambers of commerce, two theatre groups, a literary magazine and worked as a campaign manager for a local politician in Florida. He has written stories for magazines in the UK and US and is completing a second novel, centered on an imaginary American religious cult.
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Guy Sinclair is an insurance agent. But not just any agent.

When the company director invites him to a restaurant to talk about his doubts concerning the firm’s world renowned business partners, the last thing he expects to be is the target of a suicide bomber. Miraculously surviving, he flies to Saudi Arabia to investigate a routine claim that turns out to be anything but routine.

Accepting yet another invitation he should have turned down, Sinclair attends a party turned surreal. Witnessing a brutal murder, he finds himself the suspect. The penalty under Saudi law? Beheading. The only person who can possibly help him? The sister of the woman who blew herself, and his boss, to smithereens.

Can it get worse? Yes. It can. When the trail he follows leads close to home. And Sinclair’s family becomes involved with him in a deadly . . .

Foreign Policy.

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Publisher: Medallion Press Inc.
Publish Date: 2005
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"A Foreign Policy is a fresh, and frightening, look at international intrigue by a writer who is a rising star in the field." ~ Ben Bova, Best-Selling Author

"A Foreign Policy serves as a great introduction to the literary talents of first time novelist Richard Graham-Yooll, who has reached into his knowledge of the insurance business and Saudi Arabia to pen a captivating tale of an international money laundering operation, a murder frame-up, terrorist funding, fraud, and US-Middle-Eastern politics. The result is a surprising and ingenious plot." ~ Book Ideas

“Graham-Yooll effectively works many threads, while at the same time he has skillfully created a cast of fascinating characters, each interconnecting to form pieces of a huge puzzle that keeps us on edge until the final scenes.” ~ Norm Goldman, Book Pleasures (August 18, 2005)