"Pure escapism. A new master story-teller is born"

A.M. Khalifa is a critically acclaimed and bestselling author based between Rome and Los Angeles. He writes upmarket political thrillers, and literary fiction with a focus on niche international stories that breach cultural taboos and provoke dialogue on sensitive issues. His debut novel, Terminal Rage, was described by Publishers Weekly as “dizzying, intricate, and entertaining,” while referring to its description of post-Mubarak Egypt as “among the best set pieces of the book, displaying a wry grasp of Egyptian mores and deft pacing.” Booklist awarded it a starred review, while Foreword magazine gave it a glowing five stars, noting that “Khalifa manages to pull off something that is often difficult to do in the thriller genre—he keeps the novel unpredictable and lays out a plot so twisted that the puzzle picture morphs as more pieces are added.”