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.
Night time is the most exciting time on the Arabian Peninsula. Because there are few population centers, you feel as if you can see as far as other galaxies.
The impact of the sun, rising and setting, is very little because the peninsula is so close to the equator. Daylight savings is not used because there is so little difference in the rising and setting sun.
Because I had been use to daylight saving time, all I ever noticed was about an hour or so later the sun set.
The Bystander: an Amy Prowers Thriller
The sky darkened and the stars came out. To Ace, the night was the most interesting time in the desert. Looking out the window, he felt as if he could see into the universe. Could the universe see him? Who could say?