Friday, September 8, 2017

Book Blast: Intrusion by Lanayre Liggera

As the judge in a complicated case involving an oil-bunkering gang, Sir Carter Braxton finds himself totally under the security provided by a mysterious figure, Sidi el-Hassam, a wealthy Arab who commands a volunteer group that specializes in preventing crude oil theft. The isolation under which he now lives causes him to miss his best friend’s funeral in 1993 for reasons that must remain inexplicable to his friends, the Falconer family, who live in the Forest of Dean, where they grow restoration oak. Finding herself in London, the widow, Valerie Falconer, an American from Texas, slips into one of Carter’s trials as a spectator, after which she discovers the conditions under which her old friend has been living for over three years. However, a third element also mixes into the situation in that both Carter and the Sidi, separately, have volunteered to participate in the refining of the GSP satellite system now being tested by NASA. This tracking system allows Carter to move temporarily to Texas to draw one of his assassins out. Not only is this the story of a man under physical stress and emotional stress; it is also a record of his spiritual journey led by his friend and later wife, Valerie, as well as the spiritual journey of the Sidi, which has been generated by an apparition of Mary in Zeitoun, Egypt.

Lanayre Liggera holds an MA from Tufts University and another from Cambridge-Goddard Graduate School, where she became interested in the history of woman as portrayed by music, which led to the formation of the New Harmony Sisterhood Band, with Lanayre on banjo. The students’ research produced the book All Our Lives, which was used on college campuses until radicals blew up the publisher, Diana Press. Sometime later, she began to pursue a long-held interest in early aviation. Inevitably, this led studying World War I, spending several tours of the Western Front sponsored by our parent organization, the Western Front Association, US branch. Lanayre was named chairman of the New England–New York chapter, a post which she held for fourteen years, which held a yearly conference at a different location in our region. She and her husband were involved as volunteers in prison ministry for eighteen years as well as in nursing homes, soup kitchens, and the VA. They live in Hudson Valley, where they try to keep up with the comings and goings of their global grandchildren. She is the author of The Life of Robert Loraine: The Stage, the Sky, and George Bernard Shaw.

Monday, September 25
Book featured at Medium
Book featured at A Title Wave

Tuesday, September 26
Book featured at The Dark Phantom
Book featured at Confessions of an Eccentric Bookaholic

Wednesday, September 27
Book featured at Lover of Literature
Book featured at The Writer's Life

Thursday, September 28
Book featured at C'est La T
Book featured at As the Page Turns

Friday, September 29
Book featured at From Paperback to Leatherbound
Book featured at Review From Here

Monday, October 2
Book featured at My Bookish Pleasures
Book featured at I'm Shelf-ish

Tuesday, October 3
Book featured at A Book Lover
Book featured at Harmonious Publicity

Wednesday, October 4
Book featured at The Literary Nook
Book featured at Literal Exposure

Thursday, October 5
Book featured at Write and Take Flight
Book featured at Niume

Friday, October 6
Book featured at Bent Over Bookwords
Book featured at The Hype and the Hoopla

No comments:

Post a Comment