Ryder: An Ayesha Ryder Novel – by Nicholas Pengelley


Awesome female protagonist! Love love love! History! Fiction! Action!

Ayesha Ryder bears the scars of strife in the Middle East. Now her past is catching up with her as she races to unravel a mystery that spans centuries–and threatens to change the course of history.

As Israeli and Palestinian leaders prepare to make a joint announcement at the Tower of London, an influential scholar is tortured and murdered at his home in St. John’s Wood. Academic researcher Ayesha Ryder believes it is no coincidence. Sir Evelyn Montagu had unearthed shocking revelations about T. E. Lawrence, the famed Lawrence of Arabia. Could he have been targeted because of his discoveries?

Ryder’s search for answers takes her back to her old life in the Middle East and into a lion’s den of killers and traitors. As she draws the attention of agents on both sides of the conflict–including detectives from Scotland Yard and operatives from MI5–Ryder finds herself stumbling across Lawrence’s secrets, an astounding case of royal blackmail, and even the search for the Bible’s Ark of the Covenant.

Every step of the way, the endgame grows more terrifying. When an attack rocks London, the real players show their hand–and Ayesha Ryder is left holding the final piece of the puzzle. Goodreads description

My thoughts:

  • Fast-paced
  • Well-developed characters
  • Delves into history and politics in an interesting way
  • Love that this is a great female main character
  • The kind of book that leaves you craving for a sequel – and there are two published!

I really enjoyed this one.  It reminded me of Clive Cussler (I love the Isaac Bell and Fargo series) and The DaVinci Code – in a good way!

5/5 from me.

I have ALSO read the sequels:

American Treasure 5/5 – much sexier. 

Bird of Prey 5/5 – again with the sexy.

Highly recommend this series!

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