Set in the early nineteenth century, during one of the most important periods of history in the Arabian Gulf, this groundbreaking and exciting novel unfolds against the backdrop of the brutal struggle between the British Empire and the Wahabi tribes of the Gulf for control of the area. A British ship is on its way to deliver a precious sword from the British High Commissioner to Ibrahim Pasha, Commander of the Egyptian Army in the Arabian Peninsula. This gift is meant to persuade Ibrahim to ally with the British against the Wahabi movement. However, when the ships of Erhama bin Jaber, 'The Pirate', attack this British ship all hell breaks loose, culminating in the pursuit of 'The Pirate' by the British fleet. The events that followed would forever change the course of history in the region.
Abdul Aziz Al Mahmoud is a Qatari engineer and journalist. He has a BA in engineering from Clarkson University in New York and an aviation and engineering diploma from the UK. He worked as editor-in-chief of Alsharq and The Peninsula newspapers as well as www.aljazeera.net. This is his first novel.