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By Darrell Delamaide | Comments: ( 810 ) | Date: ( May 26, 2020 )

The entire crew at a railroad work site in the Syrian desert is mercilessly slaughtered A German spy in Constantinople is mutilated and killed as the Kaiser backs the building of the Baghdad Railway, which will connect Berlin to the Persian Gulf The British Foreign Office dispatches Lord Leighton, an accomplished Orientalist and commissioned army officer, to spy out progThe entire crew at a railroad work site in the Syrian desert is mercilessly slaughtered A German spy in Constantinople is mutilated and killed as the Kaiser backs the building of the Baghdad Railway, which will connect Berlin to the Persian Gulf The British Foreign Office dispatches Lord Leighton, an accomplished Orientalist and commissioned army officer, to spy out progress on the railway and to stop it if he can On the threshold of war in 1910, the British, German and Ottoman empires are vying for position in the Middle East as London tries to fend off Germany s threat to its rule in India From legendary Constantinople across a rugged terrain of mountains, tundra and desert, Leighton follows the trail to Baghdad as he attempts to fulfill his mission The Grand Mirage is an historical thriller that combines Wilbur Smith s sense of rugged adventure, Eric Ambler s taste for intrigue and Alan Furst s period atmosphere to transport the reader back to an exotic Orient now lost to history.


  • Title: The Grand Mirage
  • Author: Darrell Delamaide
  • ISBN: 2940013399549
  • Page: 358
  • Format: Nook

About Author:

Darrell Delamaide

Darrell Delamaide is a writer and editor in Washington, D.C He has published three previous books, including the financial thriller Gold As a journalist specializing in business and economics, he has reported from five continents.A native of Pittsburg, Kan Delamaide lived in Paris, France for 10 years and spent another decade in Europe in various cities in Germany He is fluent in French and German and has traveled throughout Europe He has also visited various countries of the Middle East and North Africa, as well as Ivory Coast, South Africa and Australia.In the course of a long career, Delamaide has been on the staff of Dow Jones, International Herald Tribune, Institutional Investor, Bloomberg, and America Online He has also written for Barron s, Euromoney, MarketWatch and numerous other publications.He currently writes a weekly column, Darrell Delamaide s Political Capital, for MarketWatch, a Dow Jones online publication He also writes for publications of the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum in London and is engaged in a number of other writing and editing projects.Delamaide received his bachelor s degree from Saint Louis University and a master s degree from Columbia University s School of International and Public Affairs He was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Munich, Germany.His earlier novel, Gold, was published by Dutton in 1989 Dutton also published his 1994 nonfiction book, The New Superregions of Europe An earlier nonfiction work, Debt Shock The Full Story of the World Credit Crisis, was published by Doubleday in 1984.



Comments The Grand Mirage

  • Darrell Delamaide

    I'm the author of this book and I've just taken the step of self-publishing it because I think it's a good book and there are lots of people out there who would enjoy reading it.The Grand Mirage has it all – adventure, romance, intrigue. British Orientalist Lord Leighton is sent to Constantinople in 1910 to thwart the Kaiser’s effort to establish a land link between Berlin and the Persian Gulf with the Baghdad Railway. The action comes at the zenith of the imperial age, with Europe on the br [...]


  • Lee Holz

    The Grand Mirage is a realistic historical novel with nothing of the fantastic or supernatural about it. This happens to be the type of historical fiction I like best. The requirements of the genre are that the setting (here the Middle East and Great Power European politics circa 1910) be accurately depicted, that real historical characters be accurately depicted (here among others: Lord Grey and Winston Churchill), that characters act as people in that time period acted and that technology and [...]


  • Jim

    I was a bit skeptical about this as my low cost self published purchases have not always turned out so well. Yes, this novel would have benefited from the hand of an professional editor but the story moved along well. There were few of the distracting mistakes that seem to bedevil the self published world. The story looked at the pre WWI world of great power conflict as seen in the dying days of the Ottoman Empire. The story moves along with a minimum of improbable feats of daring on the part of [...]


  • Patricia

    In the years immediately preceding World War I the Ottoman Empire is in decline, the Young Turks are gaining power, nationalism is growing among Armenians, Kurds and some Arab tribes, and spies abound in Constantinople as England and Germany vie for influence in the Middle East. The building of the Berlin to Bagdad Railroad and the need for Middle Eastern oil spur both european powers to take drastic measures.Interesting characters, beautiful descriptions, a few twists, and a love story.No graph [...]


  • Jessica

    This was fast paced and easy to read. It takes place before World War I and is set in Constantinople, Baghdad, and the desert lands between them. It read more like historical fiction than a thriller. The plot involves historical figures such as Roosevelt and Churchill, but due to my lack of knowledge I don't know if any of the railroad building and political intrigues were based on real historical events.


  • Tom Park

    An interesting read. Not all that big on historical fiction, so don't know how much of what Delamaide was writing was real or imagination. Do know that Churchill and Teddy Roosevelt were real, so there was at least a tinge of "this could have happened".


  • Misfit

    3/8/12. Kindle freebie today.


  • Kay

    The grand mirageA good story but a bit slow. A combination of countries trying to build Bagdad Railway across the country. Some for economic growth and others for military service.


  • Harish Puvvula

    Pretty interesting book. Historical spy thriller, without confusing twists. Such a nice weekend read!


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