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Veiled By Privilege

(Radical #1)

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  9 ratings  ·  8 reviews
CIA field officer Joe Csontos is desperate to discover Al Qaeda of the Arabian Peninsula’s next target before thousands of Americans die.
Atheist grad student in Middle Eastern studies, Kay Bianchi needs a dissertation project riveting enough to pass muster with her capricious professor. When Kay illegally travels to Saudi Arabia under a false identity, she has no idea the
Kindle Edition, 324 pages
Published February 20th 2018
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Mar 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow. Just wow.

This book is not typically a book I'd grab and immediately begin reading. When Anne Garboczi Evens asked if I'd be interested in reading and reviewing this book, something urged me to say yes, despite my huge to-be-read stack. Boy, am I glad. Once I began Veiled by Privilege, I literally could not put it down, and stayed up half the night reading.

Joe is a Christian CIA field officer, and is trying to discover intel on the location of an upcoming terrorist attack. Kay is a liberal
Becca-Rae Weidel
Mar 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was one intense read! If you are looking for a more action-packed and non-explicit suspense and less of an evangelical read, then I’d recommend this book. Joe Csontos is a Christian and often jabbed at for his stereotypical “home-school upbringing.” (This honestly went a little further than I liked). Then Kay Bianchi is a liberal athiest who rejects all forms of religion. I personally wish there could have been more discussion and opportunity for Joe to share his Christian perspective, but ...more
Carolyn Neinas
Apr 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
I liked this book a lot. Because it takes place in the Middle East I found the story to be very exciting. It gives a small glimpse of what life is like in that culture. I enjoyed the fast paced action and adventure in the story. Oh, and the tinge of romance. The only thing negative thing I have to say is that a tad more editing would've made this book a 5 star. It will not stop me from reading the next book though. In fact, I'm looking forward to it! ...more
Mar 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I'll be honest... when I first began reading this book I thought, this isn't for me. It was far from what I usually read but I was determined to give it my best. I am amazed by this book. Anne Evan's writing is just outstanding. She truly knows how to bring the characters to life! I was so impressed by the whole thing.

I don't know a lot about life outside the US, as this is where I've always lived but this book brought about an interesting look at life in Saudi Arabia. The things those beautifu
Boundless Book Reviews
This is a one of a kind suspense story. It has everything: love, action, religion, politics, and of course, there has to be the government agency involved in all of it, or it wouldn’t be believable! It took a great imagination to come up with this one.

 I love the personalities of all the characters, well, almost all of them. The only negative is, I did find it hard to keep up with the story, as there was a lot of description and thoughts coming out in the conversations causing me to go back and
Teresa Nasson
Mar 23, 2018 rated it liked it
I need to start off by saying that the author of this book, Anne Evans, is one bold woman!

I always enjoy... and appreciate it... when it is apparent that a lot of research goes into a novel. I must admit, I wasn't too pleased about Kay's deep infatuation with middle eastern culture. It became a bit irritable at times.

I think I do understand where the author was trying to achieve with this obsession though. It reminded me of the saying "The higher you rise the harder the fall". To me it just por
May 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
I honestly was not sure what to expect when I began to read this.
I struggled to connect with the main character, which is generally hard for me. But I loved the writing style, and the storyline was so unique, it had me trapped in the story.
I had to laugh at the homeschool references, the G.A. Henty ones especially had me giggling. The main character may have been stubborn, naive and a bit ignorant for my taste, but I did really enjoy the storyline and the many eye opening experiences that she
Mar 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was so good! I loved all the twist and turns. It also taught me how horrible life is in Saudi for women. I was on the edge of my seat the whole book, there is action, romance and adventure! This book is a must read! I will be reading more books by Anne Garboczi Evans.
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