Petroleum industry and trade--Fiction; Mormons--Fiction; Interpersonal relations--Religious aspects--Fiction; Saudi Arabia--Fiction
When Jake Sorensen takes a summer internship at a magazine in Arabia, he has no idea what he will find. In pursuit of his first big story, he determines to uncover the truth behind the rumors of the mysterious White Bedouin, a nomad who roams the hostile deserts of Saudi Arabia's Empty Quarter — a land that few dare enter. Buried in dusty corporate cases, the files Jake uncovers contain information about an oil pioneer named Stephen Markham. The White Bedouin chronicles the stories of these two men whose tales are mysteriously connected but whose lives are worlds apart.
Follow Jake as he searches for answers about the elusive White Bedouin, winding the clock back fifty years to trail Stephen Markham on a quest for oil that ultimately reveals layers of meaning long hidden in the sands of Arabia. Alone in the desert, Stephen finds a greater understanding of its people, as well as a life-changing — and forbidden — love, but among these unexpected discoveries is something much more sinister than anything he can imagine. Just as Jake starts to find answers, the trail turns cold, and he is left with more questions than he began with: Did Stephen forsake Arabia and return to his life in America, his religion, and his fiancé? Or did he disappear forever into the desert sands?
In the first book of its kind, biblical scholar George Potter mixes firsthand knowledge of Middle Eastern culture and scripture with a carefully woven story of breathtaking beauty and epic proportions.
Cross the threshold between reality and legend . . .