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.
What's important about this excerpt is that Ace is going to get 3 visas for a price. Until recently, to get a visa required you to be visiting someone specifically living in the kingdom-they had to vouch for you.
Recently, getting a visa has been revised to make it very easy to obtain. At least that is how the newspaper items portray the process.
A visa is the first step--then what--you have to be on a tour if there is one, or have a contact in the kingdom. Will stay tuned to see if the process works as easily as it is described in the press.
The Bystander: an Amy Prowers Thriller
Three visas to Saudi, including one for their driver, should be easy to get for a price. He doubted they would be needed in the desert, but having them was better than an encounter with the Saudi or United Arab Emirates border guards.