There are many characters, including all her tour companions and a few men who are all trying to convince Dinah that she should work with them. Scruffs on front and back cover. Who is this sunburned stranger who keeps accosting her all along her tour? He stood unmoving, straight as a lance, watching her. You can see some similarities between this and This is one of Peter's early books, and it shows. But Salwa, as she herself boasted, believed in expressing her feelings without reserve. Hildesberg, Germany…Dinah wished, not for the first time, that her German were better.
The brutal shattering of an evening's stillness becomes a prelude to terror. There was no repetition of it, only odd thumps and scrapes, and a weird voiceless muttering. Each man warns Dinah the other is dangerous. Her reasoning came a little late. Another yawn nearly split her jaws apart. Probably they would laugh behind their hands, soothe her, and forget about it; but at least she would have done the proper thing. He must be a hotel employee, possibly the night manager, for he was wearing the dress suit and black tie that constituted an informal uniform for upper-echelon hotel personnel.
After hearing some strange things from the room next door. Salwa wanted to hear about the United States, and Dinah wanted to talk about life in Lebanon. But in a Jerusalem hotel room a world away from everything she knows, Dinah van der Lyn hears angry voices through the wall, followed by a crash and a brief cry in English. This is not an Amelia Peabody or Vicky Bliss novel, but Dinah is still fun. Another man had entered the room, interrupting the Arabic soliloquy.
Covers are clean and bright. It was also packaged in a nice small paperback with largish font that made it feel like it was easy to read. The truth lies somewhere on her grandmother's crumbling plantation, as real and terrifying as the two skeletons lying together in the swampy shadows of Deadman's Hollow. The remodeling had only affected alternate walls of the hotel—logically enough, since bathrooms were more cheaply added in pairs, side by side. So, that's pretty neat and different for one of Peters' novels. Always I am read these to improve the English.
Dinah was fascinated by the attitudes of the educated young women of these countries, whose mothers and grandmothers for generations back had spent their lives in harems. Before she could open the book, the outer door began to vibrate, and Dinah hurried to answer the impassioned knocking. She was also a student at the American University of Beirut, and the daughter of a poor but honest merchant of the city. Is everyone on her tour who they say they are? My dear Miss van der Lyn, I seem to be putting my foot into it every time. From what she had heard, a lot of interesting activities went on there.
But in a Jerusalem hotel room a world away from everything she knows, Dinah van der Lyn hears angry voices through the wall, followed by a crash and a brief cry in English help. The occupants on the other side of number 26 would not have heard anything. That was where she was going tomorrow, to the ruins of the great commercial city of antiquity, which had traded cedars to the pharaohs of Egypt in return for gold. I am come to make of the bed. Yawning, she turned back to her guidebook. Small mark on back of the front and back cover front of first page and the very last page.
She was getting angry, and it cleared away her confusion. He was tall, well over six feet, and built like an athlete, broad-shouldered and slim-waisted. But in a Jerusalem hotel room a world away from everything she knows, Dinah van der Lyn hears angry voices through the wall, followed by a crash and a brief cry in English. She's gotten much better since then! And it could be a stepping-stone to more exciting places. But in a Jerusalem hotel room a world away from everything she knows, Dinah van der Lyn hears angry voices through the wall, followed by a crash and a brief cry in English.
The abruptness of the sound set her heart thudding. Plus archaeology - Biblical archaeology. What did the two men actually fight about? Just now one of them yelled for help. Register a Free 1 month Trial Account. When she saw Dinah, her crooning broke off, and she addressed her pal with the formularized spate of Arabic.
As Dinah reached for her toothbrush, she heard the voices from the next room even more clearly. Excessively traditional and my loathing for Dinah was complete when she was sorry to have to go to her fabulous job because she would be separated from her Love. He was a fanatical armchair traveler, in the saddest sense; for the chair was a wheel-chair, to which he had been confined for almost ten years. Not all, no; but in this case… The hand, still on her shoulder, relaxed. Bookseller: , Washington, United States Tor Books, 1988.
Without warning, Dinah has been unwittingly pulled into something unholy transpiring in a sacred city, and she must find answers hidden in the shadows. Her search for the answers hidden in the shadows will take her to the fabled cities of Sidon, Tyre, Damascus, and Jerusalem. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed. The smile was broader now, but Dinah found it less attractive. The plot was ok, but the story-telling was jumbled in places.