A true story of adventure, international intrigue and danger!
Frustrated with a salaried employee’s life and an insular upbringing, Abe struck out on his own to become a successful entrepreneur with a will to risk. He eventually sought his fortune in Middle East where he encountered a very different mentality and business culture; and where events would change his political attitudes.
Just as the money began rolling in, he and his family became caught up in the danger and tragedy of the Lebanese Civil War. Despite being robbed, shot at and kidnapped, he remained in Lebanon even after westerners had fled as a matter of self-preservation.
Although financial ruin finally impelled him to leave, he returned a year later and was hailed as “The First American Back.”
In his travels throughout the Middle East he met with representatives of princes, kings and the Shah of Iran. But could he resist the temptation of undertaking illegal activities for high stakes?
This book's story bears witness to the risks of the entrepreneur in a foreign land with the hazards of unpredictable events. It also provides a look at the customs and life of the Arabs, their mentality and their business practices.
This story is true based on the recollections of the author and his family. Although exact quotes cannot be considered accurate, they portray conversational content as remembered and expressed. In addition, the names of some of the persons have been changed to protect their privacy.