The Persian Woman
A truly excellent book to read with captivating plot
“A truly excellent book to read with captivating plot, interesting and believable characters, powerful message and full scope of human emotions, experiences and life choices. Highly recommended!” — Elena (5-Star Amazon Review)
Terror in southeast Texas
A fast read set in my home territory so it was good to be able to recognize where the action was taking place. The characters were realistic and believable in their actions and reactions. Would like to see this author write more!”
— Rosalie (5-Star Amazon Review)
I knew I was in trouble when….
“Stayed up late reading this book the second time. I read it first for the intriguing story and the second time for the wonderful language. Mr. Booker has crafted a timely and compelling story filled with a cast of great characters, from slimy to sublime. Descriptions of place, attention to detail, and accuracy in more technical areas reflects the author’s desire to get it right. I would love to have a friend like main character, Jeffery Quinn. Smart, honest, loyal, he is a man with a past and his own demons. His verbal barbs are brilliant.
This story is set in and around Houston, Texas, a surprising and refreshing change from the usual east and west coast settings. I felt like I intimately knew the environs.
Mr. Booker, please tell me that there is more Jeffery Quinn in my future!” —Rebecca K. McWhorter (5-Star Amazon Review)
Incredible book I could not put down!
This is such an incredible book I really could not put it down until I finished. It amazes me how much story Thomas Booker fit into a book that is on the relatively short side at an estimated 229 pages.
The book is filled with tension, drama, angels, demons as well as bonds of love and friendship. You have a navy SEAL, Jeffrey, who has endured incredible traumas due to being a soldier. He is a good-hearted man who helps others but has no problem standing up for what he believes in, even if he lands in trouble in the process, and he frequently does.
When tragedy strikes someone he cares for and Parvin the “Persian Woman” from the FBI gets involved he has to face his own prejudices against a group of people he despises. Booker keeps you guessing as to whether or not Jeffrey can team up with a woman associated with the group that killed his wife or if he is going to try to solve the mysterious and gruesome deaths, which take place.
I enjoyed the emotional connections that Jeffrey had with the different characters throughout the story. I appreciated his determination to do what was right by those that mattered to him and even strangers. There is very little about this book, I did not like. I want to commend Booker on showing us that not all groups of people deemed as bad, or terrorists, abhor the true criminals just as much as the rest of the population.” —GrnEyed Reader (5-Star Amazon Review)
Unlikely pair fight jihadist in a seemingly real-life scenario.
“Angels and Demons… Jeffery wasn’t sure if they really existed and walked among us, that was until he was caught up in an unthinkable situation. Years earlier, as a Navy Seal, Jeffery lead a rescue mission in the Sudan. His team was to find and rescue two little girls, the daughters of a Texas senator. They were successful in their mission, but Jeffery could never forget what he saw there. After returning home he found himself in trouble when he tried to protect a young man from an abusive cop. He landed himself in jail for several years, and was labeled a criminal. Then his nightmare only continued when his wife was killed by a jihadist who opened fire in a shopping mall. Due to his past, Jeffery was a hardened man, but that didn’t mean he wasn’t a good man.
DeLong, theTexas Senator, came to Jeffery’s aid and offered him a job after his stent in jail. Jeffery had formed a special bond with with DeLong’s daughters since rescuing them years before, especially his oldest Robin. Although the youngest, Teal, seemed to be living a somewhat normal life, Robin never recovered from the ordeal. She had her hand cut off, and the torture she faced while in the hands of the jihadist was enough to leave her unable to live a normal life. So Jeffery took it upon himself to visit her weekly at the care home and to make sure she was taken care of and treated well. But it was right after a visit with Robin that Jeffery finds himself face to face with a county sheriff who informs him that Robin has killed herself. He is given Robin’s diary and told to investigate what was written inside and how it was linked to his past.
Jeffery then finds himself on an unthinkable journey to help DeLong’s other children, stop a jihadist from killing millions of people, and dealing with a Persian FBI agent that he wishes he could ignore. When he finally gives in and they join together as a team, they are finally able to make headway in their mission to find the terrorist and bring him to a end. This Persian woman, who Jeffery was so against at first, may just turn out to be his very own angel.
I loved The Persian Woman and highly recommend this book. Not only was it an easy read, but it was also an incredibly interesting story. Thomas Booker’s writing style helps the story flow effortlessly and quickly The characters are well developed and there is quite an array of personalities. This isn’t a romance, more of a drama or suspense, but I found myself unable to put it down. The plot is fast paced and kept me turning pages as fast as I could, wondering what would happen next. The subject of The Persian woman is quite relevant in our day and age. Not only do we deal with stereotypes, racism ,and corrupt justice systems and politicians, but we also see terrorist acts on a monthly, weekly, and sometimes daily basis. This is a book of fiction but truly hits on ideas and facts that we deal with in real life. It brings the book into context and make it so much more real and believable. It easily could be a story we pulled from the newspaper or saw on the news. There is language, physical violence, and some violent sexual context, so this isn’t a book for a younger audience. I think it is best suited for a mature audience.” —JADAS (5-Star Amazon Review)