Silent Terrorism: Saudi Arabia
Book One of Silent Terrorism Series, Beaten Track Publishing
March 2, 2017 (In Editing)
Ebbe Skoog, a Swedish correspondent camera man is stationed in Saudi Arabia with his colleague and best friend, sometimes fuck buddy, Mattis Andersson. He is out early one morning shooting with his camera for an upcoming piece he and Mattis are working on, when he stumbles on something he shouldn't see. On a building site right outside the city of Riyadh, four men looking awfully like the Mutawa, the religious police, are on their way to sending a bound man to a certain death by stoning.
With his camera still rolling, Ebbe gets the whole incident on film and is just starting to think about retreating when a new man enters the scene. Throwing himself on top of the now dying man to save him, this man sobs for his lover not to leave him. Being a gay man himself, Ebbe reacts before his logic can stop him and in a whirlwind of emotions. With his camera in one hand and the crying man in the other he carries the screaming lover out of the oncoming rain of stones. They flee the scene into the uncertainty of the Saudi Arabian desert.
While Ebbe flees across the Middle Eastern desert to save himself, his companion Aasim El-Batal, and the chip containing the horrible footage that will make Saudi Arabia burn in the eyes of human rights activist all over the world. Ebbe’s partner, Mattis Andersson, the wild card and the rebel of the two is the only man left standing. Fighting to get his friend and the death sentenced man out.
Both men are now wanted by not only the Saudi government who wants to see the shameful, sick animals taken out but the Swedish government wants them out of the country and silenced too. They can't jeopardize years of working relationships and weapon deals with the Saudi's for some petty gay love affair. And as for the Swedish Prime Minister, he’s more concerned about the aching need between his legs than the aching need of his countrymen for a fierce and righteous leader.