Born in poverty, Clare Barrow nonetheless becomes the prote+a7ge+a7 of revered diplomat Lawrence Sayles and falls for a Middle Eastern prince who has been groomed by the U.S. to rule his homeland. 75,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo.
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``All these years, I thought...I assumed you felt the way I did....Maybe I should have communicated with you,'' says Tarik, the anguished hero of this potboiler by the debuting Salk, when he sees the great love of his life after a ten-year separation. Pretty dumb for a smart guy, is what a reader can't help but think--even if Tarik is the king of a small but strategically placed, oil- producing Persian Gulf state. When the story begins, he meets brash, blond Clare Barrow, the daughter of a Kentucky miner, in the power corridors of Washington, D.C., just before goons from the State Department and CIA give him a knee-up to the throne of ``the kingdom''--US-educated, he seems a natural, since his dad was an assassinated popular leader of the little country. But once Tarik marries Clare and takes her to the Middle East (she, full of ideas, imagines transforming the former king's harem into a clinic, the wives into nurses), the couple's union is sundered by internal politics. Pregnant, Clare is shipped back to the States, where she weds rich and connected Lawrence Sayles, who will help her take revenge on the mine owner who caused her daddy's death; disconsolate, Tarik eventually remarries, modernizes ``the kingdom,'' loses his new family to more treachery, and discovers who his father really was. By the close, though, East meets West, with Clare and Tarik's son taking over the throne. Full of predictable plot turns, but intelligently written- -indeed, Salk manages to make the Middle East light entertainment. -- Copyright ©1993, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.From Publishers Weekly:
To truly enjoy Salk's fictional debut, readers must be like Lewis Carroll's Red Queen--able to believe six impossible things before breakfast. Once past the obstacle of its improbable plot, however, they will find this romantic suspense story enlivened by a fine cast of supporting characters. Beautiful, brainy Claire Barrow was raised in a dirt-poor Kentucky coal town and educated at Georgetown. She is a rising star in the class-conscious Washington, D.C., society of the 1960s when she meets Tarik, the smolderingly handsome heir to the throne of an impoverished Arab country. They elope to his homeland, where Claire becomes involved in modernization efforts while Tarik attempts to quell a rebellion by rival chiefs. When violence and intrigue shatter their idyll, they part; pregnant, Claire returns to the U.S. and marries kindly, aristocratic Lawrence Sayres, who has always loved her. Tiring of her trivial social duties, she buys a coal mine in her native state; meanwhile, Tarik's nation becomes immensely wealthy due to the discovery of oil. Circumstances bring Claire and Tarik together again in a violently suspenseful conclusion. Salk's plot stretches credulity beyond the breaking point, but her strong portrayals of the secondary characters--far more interesting and credible than the protagonists--make this a good first effort.
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