Season of Betrayal

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Snipers, shelling, car bombs, suicide attacks… This is Beirut
1983, and Lara McCauley is an outsider in a city at war - an ordinary
person caught up in extraordinary events. The U.S. Marines have been sent
in as part of a peacekeeping mission to help restore stability, but the
civil war is not yet over, and they quickly become embroiled in Lebanon’s
political unrest.
Against this chaos, Lara tries to hold her marriage together, but her life
is quietly falling apart. Her husband, Mac, an American journalist, has his
hands full covering the conflict and matching drinks with a new circle of
comrades in arms at the Commodore Hotel. Lonely and scared, Lara befriends
another misfit, a Polish journalist named Thomas Warkowski. The Marines'
disastrous mission parallels Lara’s own countdown to disaster, as a brief,
desperate affair with Thomas sets into motion a chain of events with
unforeseen, fatal consequences.

"A captivating journey into war-torn Beirut and the equally dangerous
frontlines of human relationships. Robertson brings her keen reporter's eye
to this evocative and moving story of love, loss, and, of course,
betrayal."
--Anderson Cooper, Host, Anderson Cooper 360 Degrees

"Season of Betrayal is a rollicking, and at times, intense read and an
affecting book."
--Peter Bergen, author of Holy War Inc., and The Osama bin Laden I Know: An
Oral History of al Qaeda's Leader

"Filled with love, death, and fear, this riveting and dramatic portrayal
will emotionally move the hearts and minds of every reader."
--Chris Matthews, Anchor, MSNBC's Hardball and NBC's The Chris Mathews Show

"For people who want to understand the roots of the anguishing story we're
living through today in the Middle East."
--David Ignatius, The Washington Post columnist and author of Agents of
Innocence

"A deft and engrossing debut. In SEASON OF BETRAYAL Margaret Lowrie
Robertson brings to bear her impressive journalistic expertise, taking us
behind the scenes in Beirut to places we've never been before. But more
important, she uses those insights into politics and terrorism to lead the
reader to a deeper understanding of the human heart."
-- Michael Mewshaw, author of Shelter from the Storm and If You Could See
Me Now

"Movingly explores betrayal in friendship, love and war. Layer by layer, it
reveals Beirut, its journalists, and a marriage. It is a page-turner in the
best sense of the phrase. "
--Masha Hamilton, author of The Distance Between Us and Staircase of a
Thousand Steps

"Season of Betrayal is a vivid, engrossing and finely-drawn story that
plunges the reader into the maelstrom of a city torn apart by violence
while also involving one in the individual destinies of the principal
characters -- and of love in a 'pink and gold memory’".
--Jonathan Fenby, author of Chiang Kai Shek and France on the Brink, and
former editor of The Observer (Britain)

"Margaret Lowrie Robertson was present at the birth of the violence that
haunts the Middle East today. Her novel, Season of Betrayal, is a deftly
told tale of danger and intrigue, vividly description with absorbing
characters, a story that could only have been written by one who absorbed
it all first-hand. "
--Ken Bode, former NBC correspondent and Washington Week in Review
moderator

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Review:

...debut novelist Robertson draws a powerful story...
-- Publishers Weekly June 2000

From the Publisher:

An elegant first novel by a veteran foreign correspondent,
Robertson's SEASON OF BETRAYAL was selected by Publishers Weekly as one of
the most impressive debut novels for Fall '06.

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