Paladin Smith is just that—a paladin, a chivalrous knight, a heroic champion, a defender of a noble cause. In spite of his callous exterior, he’ll never abandon a woman he perceives to be in distress— especially this one. Trust me. Our Mr. Smith fully intends to rescue Victoria Grant.”
Paladin Smith seems to be an ordinary high school history teacher—and LDS seminary instructor. But Paladin’s checkered past comes back to haunt him when an unexpected visitor shows up in his classroom with news about a former student, Victoria Grant, who’s all grown up—and in trouble.
Now Paladin is going to Crimea, in former Soviet Russia, with an uncomplicated task: find Victoria Grant and bring her home. But when his simple mission thrusts him headlong into an international conspiracy and a countdown to invasion, Paladin finds himself on a collision course with the American embassy, the royalty of Crimea, and the powers of Eastern Europe.
Dive into a world of corrupt diplomats and ambitious tyrants as Paladin follows the Spirit to not only rescue an old friend, but also to save a free people from the jaws of dictatorship. Paladin Smith and Victoria Grant are about to change the world.
Title: Persona Non Grata
Author: Stephen J Stirling
Publisher: Bonneville Books (Cedar Fort)
Release Date: July 8, 2014
Formats: 224 pages, 6×9, softcover; e-book
Genre: Political Thriller
OH. THIS. BOOK. IS. GOOD!
A GREAT SUSPENSEFUL READ with political, national and even personal unrest!
What is a high school teacher doing in Easter Europe?
Being way out of his comfort zone!
The congressman’s niece is in Crimea, a nation that is ready to go to war, and the only person that can persuade her to come home is her former teacher, Paladin Smith.
Trying to convince himself that this will be an easy-in, easy-out…Paladin says he will go.
What truly awaits him is a scene of political up-rise, and international conspiracy.
As soon as the plane touches down Paladin finds himself being questioned of who he really is and why he is really there.
Paladin is creative in the classroom…
But can he be creative in getting his former student out of the country or is this just “a mad journey across half the globe?”
“Dive into a world of corrupt diplomats and ambitious tyrants”
and a guy just trying to do what he thinks is right.
LOVED. LOVED. LOVED. IT!
DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS ONE!
I WOULD LOVE TO READ MORE FROM THIS AUTHOR!