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The Ambassador's Son: A Novel, Inspired By True Events

The Ambassador's Son: A Novel, Inspired By True Events

by Mike Takieddine

ASIN: B01MU56GKD

Publisher BookBaby

Published in Literature & Fiction/Contemporary, Literature & Fiction

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The Ambassador’s Son is a novel inspired by true events, written as a tribute to the author’s beloved father. The story opens with eight-year old Rudi in 1954 watching his parents and their friends at the Lebanese embassy in Mexico City play poker. Young Rudi is enchanted and the seeds are planted for a lifelong struggle with gambling.

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The story opens with eight-year old Rudi in 1954 watching his parents and their friends at the Lebanese embassy in Mexico City play poker. Young Rudi is enchanted and the seeds are planted for a lifelong struggle with gambling.

In Cairo two years later, the populist Nasser nationalizes everything in sight and swiftly clamps down on the wealthy. Many of Cairo’s desperate rich come to Ambassador Rahmani seeking help getting valuables out through the diplomatic pouch. The Ambassador turns them all down. All, that is, except one.

He agreed to help a wealthy Egyptian family, and like tumblers in a lock, Rudi’s family and the Egyptian family became entwined for the next three decades. Their son Omar became Rudi’s best friend as they attended Oxford together. They each emigrated to the United States, eventually joining forces in business, and walking with each other through joys, conflict and tragedies. Business, gambling, and loyalty further bound the two families through corporate takeovers, an epic love story, as well as rescues in war-ravaged Beirut . . . until all of it unraveled.

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Author Profile

Mike Takieddine

Mike Takieddine

MikeTakieddine is a Lebanese-American, in the United States since the late seventies. From living in embassies in several countries as a child, he later studied at the Victoria College in Cairo, followed by reading Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford. Since then he has been a stock and commodity broker, president of a Luxembourg firm selling international mutual funds, general manager of the affairs of a Kuwaiti business mogul, a night club owner, president of two trading organizations in the United States, and finally, for twenty years, director of a homecare agency out of Maryland. In the last decade, he has freelanced as a writer and consultant for other homecare businesses. Mike is proud to list as his latest and most rewarding accomplishment the writing of The Ambassador’s Son, an evocative novel, based on true events.

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