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Meet Patricia Gussin



Nicole Nelson and Ahmed Masud are a dynamic, highly successful Philadelphia couple. They are partners in a thriving plastic surgery practice, are very much in love, and they adore their young son, Alex. But cracks are beginning to appear in their fairy-tale life: lingering post-9/11 prejudice against Arab men, accumulating malpractice lawsuits for Ahmed, and most recently, pressure from Ahmed's wealthy family in Cairo for him to return to Egypt--permanently--with his son. The Masud family pressure becomes a demand as the Hosni Mubarak regime is seriously threatened by protestors in Egypt. Ahmed's family owes their control of the Egyptian cotton empire directly to Mubarak cronyism. If Mubarak goes down, the Masuds will surely lose their wealth, maybe even their lives. They need Ahmed back in Egypt to implement their plan to move their fortune and family out of Egypt and into South America. Ahmed must make a decision--stay with Nicole in America--or obey his father. And what about their son? Tragic consequences, that Ahmed could have never foreseen, propel both the Masud family and Nelson family on a path toward unspeakable tragedy.


Patricia Gussin is the NYT best-selling author of The Florida Book Award Winner, "After the Fall," 'Weapon if Choice," "And Then There Was One," "The Test", "Twisted Justice", and "Shadow of Death", all thrillers, and "What's Next...For You?", a non fiction book, co-authored with her husband, Robert Gussin. Her latest novel "Come Home" will be released in November, 2017 She is a physician, a former pharmaceutical executive, mother of seven, and Editor in Chief for Oceanview Publishing. She lives in Longboat Key, FL and East Hampton, NY and she and her husband are vineyards owners in New Zealand, growing grapes for Villa Maria Estates Winery.

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