Feb 17, 2020
Dubai
Posted by Robin Moore

Lieutenant Colonel James Fitzroy Lodd is a modern day soldier of fortune whose misinterpreted Arab leanings have cost him his Army career yet earned him the protection of Shaikh Rashid, ruler of the tiny oil shaikhdom of Dubai From the back room of his semi reputable establishment, the Ten Tola Bar, Lodd orchestrates some high risk business ventures guaranteed to parlay aLieutenant Colonel James Fitzroy Lodd is a modern day soldier of fortune whose misinterpreted Arab leanings have cost him his Army career yet earned him the protection of Shaikh Rashid, ruler of the tiny oil shaikhdom of Dubai From the back room of his semi reputable establishment, the Ten Tola Bar, Lodd orchestrates some high risk business ventures guaranteed to parlay an Army pension into very high stakes the smuggling of gold across the Arabian Sea to Bombay, the conversion of five hundred million Petro dollars into Arab control of the US communications media, and a desperate attempt to break an international oil cartel that could cost Lodd everything including the very beautiful woman that he loves Moving from top echelon government and financial circles in New York and Washington, Lodd, and Tehran to the wilds of the Arabian Peninsula Dubai combines Robin Moore s usual thrilling ways with romance and suspense with his specialized knowledge of the Middle East.

  • Title: Dubai
  • Author: Robin Moore
  • ISBN: 9780385049276
  • Page: 341
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Dubai Lieutenant Colonel James Fitzroy Lodd is a modern day soldier of fortune whose misinterpreted Arab leanings have cost him his Army career yet earned him the protection of Shaikh Rashid ruler of the t

    Manish

    Having lived in the United Arab Emirates for the major part of my life and being subjected to the propaganda highlighting the benevolence of the rulers, Robin Moore s Dubai was a gripping page turner Set in the late 1960s, Moore describes the rise of Dubai under the far sighted rule of Sheikh Rashid, how it made its money through Gold smuggling to Bombay, the backroom manoeuvrings for the Oil exploration licences and the wheeler dealers who profited through all this No wonder that the book is ba [...]


    Edward Turbeville

    This book is supposedly banned in Dubai but it s relatively easy to find a second hand or third fourth fifth hand copy there, pretty much every long term expat has read it Fitz Lodd usually raises a chuckle, and there are many who claim to know who he was based on as well as other characters in the book The Ten Tola Bar was also based on a real life nightspot.It s a fascinating read, particularly the parts about the Emirates, smuggling, oil and gold The book is set in the 1960s, some years befor [...]


    Lawrence Phillip

    Excellent primer for anybody seriously interested in finding all there is to know about Dubai



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