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y separately published work icon The Abrupt Physics of Dying single work   novel   thriller  
Is part of Claymore Straker Series Paul E. Hardisty , 2014 series - author novel (number 1 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2014... 2014 The Abrupt Physics of Dying
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'Claymore Straker is trying to forget a violent past. Working as an oil company engineer in the wilds of Yemen, he is hijacked at gunpoint by Islamic terrorists. Clay has a choice: help uncover the cause of a mysterious sickness afflicting the village of Al Urush, close to the company’s oil-processing facility, or watch Abdulkader, his driver and close friend, die. As the country descends into civil war and village children start dying, Clay finds himself caught up in a ruthless struggle between opposing armies, controllers of the country’s oil wealth, Yemen’s shadowy secret service, and rival terrorist factions. As Clay scrambles to keep his friend alive, he meets Rania, a troubled journalist. Together, they try to uncover the truth about Al Urush. But nothing in this ancient, unforgiving place is what it seems. Accused of a murder he did not commit, put on the CIA’s most-wanted list, Clay must come to terms with his past and confront the powerful forces that want him dead. Gritty, gripping and shocking, The Abrupt Physics of Dying will not only open your eyes. but keep them glued to the page until the final, stunning denouement is reached.' (Publication summary)


  • Epigraph:

    When the sky is torn

    When the stars are shattered

    When the seas are poured forth

    When the tombs are bust open

    Then a soul will know what it has given

    And what it has held back

    The Holy Qu'ran, Sura 82:1-5

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
      United Kingdom (UK),
      Western Europe, Europe,
      Orenda Books ,
      2014 .
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      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 448p.
      • Published December 2014
      ISBN: 9781910633069, 9781910633052
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    Arabian peninsula, Middle East, Asia,
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