- Title: Al Shabah: An Assassin’s Story (The Al Shabah Assassin Series – Book One)
- Author: A.E. Sawan
- Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Suspense
- Length: 340 pages
- Publisher: WildBlue Press
- Publication Date: September 29, 2017
“A haunting, harrowing story of civil war … written by someone who lived it.“–Raymond Khoury, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Last Templar
Although a work of fiction, AL SHABAH: An Assassin’s Story, is based on the true story of the author’s experiences growing up in Lebanon during that country’s bloody civil war, as well as his time as a counter-terrorist operative. The story follows “Paul” from his childhood in the Bekaa Valley to adulthood where he finds himself recruited as a trained killer by both Israel’s Mossad and the CIA.
A tale of obsession and revenge, in this first book of the Al Shabah Assassin Series, Paul ultimately finds himself on the trail of a childhood nemesis who had become the feared charismatic leader of a violent jihadist group. This fast-paced thriller takes Paul around the world in his personal search for truth and justice, and a final showdown with a yellow-eyed terrorist who one violent day ended Paul’s childhood and set him on the road to becoming an assassin.
From The Author: “AL SHABAH is a work of fiction, not a memoir, but my characters are based on composites of real people, and the major events described in these pages are historically accurate. I should know, because I lived them.”
About The Author
A.E. Sawan was born into a Christian family on the outskirts of Zahle in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley. By the age of 12, he and his family had been forced to move five different times because of the country’s shattering civil war (1975 to 1990). Detained and tortured on several occasions by both the Syrian Army and the Palestinian Liberation Army (PLO), he eventually became a counter-terrorist operative specializing in diffusing bombs. Having survived the war, he severed his connections to violence and left Lebanon for Canada.