THE FOXBAT SPIRAL
The Foxbat Spiral is the heart-stopping, nail-biter of a novel that predicted a terrorist attack on American soil 21 years before it happened. The stunning and compelling mystery that warned of political kidnappings and predicted — years before the CIA — the rise of one of the world's most powerful men. A can't-put-it-down fiction — uncomfortably close to fact — that was deemed a wake-up call to all America about corruption and politics in this country. A bone-chilling novel of political intrigue and suspense and a thriller for the ages. The Foxbat Spiral.
"A fast-paced, keenly observed, savage indictment of deceit and betrayal through the corridors of Washington, with electrifying surprises right up to the last page!"
— Saul Zaentz, producer of "The English Patient", "Amadeus", "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest", and "Unbearable Lightness of Being"
— Chicago Tribune
"Deft characterizations. Karman knows how to build suspense. If a political thriller is your meat and potatoes, this fast-paced novel is for you."
"A dandy of a novel."
— New York Post
"An unusually lively political thriller. The author is equally adept at depicting realistic characters and creating suspense.... There are surprises in store for the reader as Jay Hiller follows a lead to an ancient Mayan cemetery in Mexico."
— Publishers Weekly
"Karman has the gift. Reading The Foxbat Spiral is like watching the sharpest big-screen thriller you can imagine."
— Cleveland Plain Dealer
ENCOUNTERS WITH THE MIDDLE EAST
A dizzying amount of media coverage bombards us from the Middle East, yet little filters through about the experiences of ordinary people. Encounters with the Middle East tells their stories through interactions with 30 writers who go beyond the usual reporting to reveal the simple and poignant ways that life goes on. These writers’ experiences with the people and places of the region remind us that the Middle East is blessed with astounding cultural and historical treasures, and offer moving glimpses of lives unfolding behind the headlines. Read about Mal's sometimes harrowing-sometimes amazing journey through cities and villages thoroughout Iran.
“There are as many impressions of the Middle East as there are visitors fortunate enough to travel there, and this book earnestly and engagingly samples a wide swath of them.”
— Alan Weisman, author of "The World Without Us"
The gripping true story of an American set upon in a foreign country by his own government & his incredible struggle to extricate himself from imprisonment on unfounded and outrageous charges. Steve Raymond ran an incentive travel company with modest success in Bangkok before being abruptly arrested & charged with running an international sex tour business for pedophiles. The arrest was reported by the international press and caused Raymond to lose his business, his reputation, & whatever money he had which went to attorneys. Following a brutal six month imprisonment and, against all odds, he was acquitted and moved to a holding cell shared by 150 men with a subhuman pecking order. Raymond was to be released in a matter of days, but, two years later, he was still fighting to be free. While in prison, he conducted his own investigation, maintaining his spirits by teaching English to prison officials and assembling notes for this book. In what sounds like a Robert Ludlum novel, Raymond discovered the amazing truth of who was behind everything. He battled governments from behind bars — and won! A more compelling drama than "Midnight Express." With a foreword from Amnesty International.
"Mal Karman manages to build the narrative to an intensity reminiscent of 'Midnight Express.' He leaves intact the protagonist's obviously scratchy personality, yet paints him as a sometimes lovely human being, bunkered in anger and confusion."
— David Hamilton, Newsday
"A courageous battle against a behemoth of evil. A terrifying roller coaster ride through Kafka-land. This true story could have come from the minds of Salvador Dali and Robert Ludlum.
— Larry Grobel, author of "Brando" and "Conversations with Capote"