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.
Four ballistic missiles and eight explosive-laden drones attacked Riyadh, Najran and Jazan from Iran-backed Yemen rebels as international efforts to end their five-year war have failed. Infighting within the Yemen government have complicated peace efforts. When will it end? No one knows. To date it has created one of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.
The Covid virus has only complicated the suffering.The USA, the UN, everyone is trying to reach an agreement--so far nothing.
The Bystander: an Amy Prowers Thriller
Bob pointed to a road coming into the Empty Quarter from the west. “The only other way to bring contraband into Saudi is through North Yemen. That part of the world is controlled by the Shia Houthis. They began as a preaching group, and now with Iranian support, are a political and military power in North Yemen. The Saudis are fighting them, with few positive results. If smugglers come north on that road, they have a clear shot to Riyadh from Najran, the Saudi border village, or they can go further north to Jordan.