Shooting the Sphinx

Shooting the Sphinx

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Shooting the Sphinx: a unique political thriller about an American filmmaker who becomes involved in the Egyptian Revolution of 2011 by Avram Noble Ludwig.

In Hollywood, Ari Basher is the stuff of legends, the man who always gets the impossible-to-film shots. In Cairo, however, he faces the most difficult and dangerous challenge of his career: he must photograph, from mere feet away, the face of the imperishable Sphinx. The film depends on it, but if Ari damages the ancient Sphinx, he could end up in an Egyptian prison for life or even dead.

Compounding his troubles, Ari has saved a dark-haired revolutionary named Farah from being raped by government thugs, and she has turned his life around. Now he is caught in a web of intrigue, torn between his need to work with the military dictatorship to get the shot and his desire for this passionate revolutionary. Losing her is not an option.

Will Ari join in the liberation of Egypt? Will he and Farah escape the country alive? Finally . . . will Ari get the shot?
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Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 140 x 211 x 33mm | 408g
  • New York
  • English
  • 0765381133
  • 9780765381132

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Pulsates with tension . . . Ludwig's protagonist has the thrusting, take-no-prisoners drive of a bull. Doug Liman, director of "The Bourne Identity" and "Edge of Tomorrow" High-voltage. Geraldine Brooks, "New York Times "bestselling and Pulitzer Prize Award-winning author of "Caleb s Crossing" A swift, sensual, smoothly written novel. William Martin, "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Lincoln Letter" A fast-paced and gripping tale. Joe Wilson, ambassador to Niger, acting ambassador to Iraq, and "New York Times "bestselling author of "The Politics of Truth" A darkly brilliant journey down the pathways of an Islamist state. Vivid with realism and insight into a world that most of us barely know. One of those stories you never want to end but can't stop reading until you get to that last fabulous page. Thank you Avram. You gave me a real thrill ride. Whitley Strieber"
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About Avram Ludwig

AVRAM NOBLE LUDWIG is a film producer, a director, and a playwright. Born into a theatrical family, he has produced over a dozen films and serves on the Board of Directors of the Actors Studio in New York. Shooting the Sphinx is his first novel.
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