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Green Desert (Accidental Spy Prequel)

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“Being in the wrong place at just the right time is my specialty.”

Meet Jade Snow, kick-ass international journalist, turned stay-at-home mom (Stepford USA), turned spy extraordinaire (Gold Train). Set in Iraq, this prequel novelette is her experience before the start of the Accidental Spy Series.

Young, witty and beautiful international journalist, Jade Snow, travels to
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Kindle Edition, 1, 44 pages
Published September 18th 2011 (first published January 1st 2011)
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Bill Tillman
May 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Being in the right place at the wrong time exposes Jade to a tragic attack. The to complete the picture a small boy hands her an envelope from the suicide bomber, a former University of Baghdad student. This story will rock your world.

What does it feel like to see both sides in a conflict? This short story will give you and up close and personal view. Sometimes life is just not fair, its so easy to choose a side and push all fault and blame on the other.
Sherry Fundin
Jan 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
One day, the Iraqi desert will be a garden…again.

Mohammed al-Tikriti, suicide bomber, former University of Bahgdad student

"I want you to give this after the explosion to that pretty lady dressed as a man," he told the boy as he handed him an envelope.

That is how international journalist Jade Snow was led on a life altering journey.

Jade is in Iraq to shoot a documentary about the insurgents. All that changes when she witnesses a suicide bombing in Baghdad.

As Jade and her cameraman, Alejandro,
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Jeannie Walker
Jul 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Jade Snow is an international journalist who is young, witty and beautiful. She also has a hot-blooded Latin cameraman (need I say more). The Green Zone is by far the nicest place in Bagdhdad. But outside the heavily guarded area is a desolate, dangerous, ugly place and it is hard to breathe because of the desert dust. That's where Jade is going to shoot a documentary about the Iraqi insurgency. "So, do you think you need another tip?" Okay, another tip -
Green desert is a short novelette that it
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Mardi Edwards
Jan 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
In Green Desert we meet investigative journalist, Jade Snow, who is in Iraq during the American occupation. We are immediately dragged into the intense and unstable environment with the devastating explosion that Mohammed, a suicide bomber, has just caused.

When a small boy hands Jade a letter explaining the reasons behind the revenge attack, Jade's world plummets into a heartrending journey to find the truth.

This very clever story gives us the opportunity to gain insights into both sides of the
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Mary Ellis
Oct 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Very nice story of karma, and how our lives are much more interconnected than we really realize. One's actions have very real consequences in this world whether we may be consciously aware of it or not. So the lesson is to realize the future of humanity depends on our willingness to put aside our differences and unite... or else suffer the horrors of war. Excellent storytelling and character development. Short novella, hoping this author follows up with the next adventure because it's a really ...more
Diane
A novella by Lada Ray, featuring her heroine in the Accidental Spy series, Jade Snow. This book finds Jade in the Middle East covering the war as a reporter, and she happens upon a big story. An enjoyable read, if short!
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Living her life in the fast lane, Lada Ray, M.A., always wanted to write cool stories, which she'd been imagining in her head ever since she can remember. Instead, she listened to her well-meaning parents and started her life in a more traditional way (for her, that is). Born in Russia, she is a world traveler, linguist, financial consultant, Feng Shui Master, shaman, futurist, and ...more
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