Traitor’s Gate begins with the traumatic origins of a rebel warrior named Saba Houssaneh, who emerges from war torn Palestine with no family, and her honor ripped from her. She is saved by a warrior, who trains her and educates her in the ways to survive. Cut to Eddie Owen, a brilliant Okie Roughneck trying to keep his family from getting buried by the depression and suffocated by the Dust Bowl. After working for a gangster leads to a tragic accident, Owen is shipped off to Chicago to put his engineer knowledge to use for Big Oil. This leads to further intrigue, as Owen is then shipped overseas to help find a way to fuel fighter jets for the coming global conflagration that will be World War II. Saba and Eddie’s paths are destined to cross as a Nazi bigwig named Erich Schroeder has plans on becoming the next leader of the Mid-East by utilizing Eddie’s acumen and Saba’s war plans. But could Schroder’s plans be derailed by an unlikely relationship between Saba and Eddie?
Charlie Newton’s work is inspiring. You know that certain events are pre-destined, but how the reader is taken on a long winding journey with dangerous curves is the better way to arrive. Highly recommend for a good read.
Thomas & Mercer