The Geneva Option

The Geneva Option

A Yael Azoulay Novel

Book - 2013
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Yael Azoulay does the United Nations' dirty work by cutting deals that most of us never hear about. Equally at home in the caves of Afghanistan, the slums of Gaza, or corporate boardrooms all across the world, Yael believes the ends justify the means, until she's pushed way beyond her breaking point. When Yael is assigned to eastern Congo to negotiate with Jean-Pierre Hakizimani, a Hutu warlord wanted for genocide, she offers him a generous plea bargain. Thanks to Congo's abundance of a valuable mineral used in computer and cell phone production, her number one priority is maintaining regional stability. But when she discovers that Hakizimani is linked to the death of the person she loved the most and that the UN is prepared to sanction mass murder, Yael soon realizes that salvation means not just saving others' lives but confronting her own inner demons.
Publisher: New York, NY :, HarperCollins Publishers,, [2013].
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2013.
ISBN: 9780062208552
Branch Call Number: FICTION LeBor Adam 05/2013
Characteristics: xi, 352 pages ;,21 cm.


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May 05, 2019

The Geneva Option – A Yael Azoulay Novel was reasonable reading but I found the ending totally ludicrous and therefore disappointing. This was not just a surprise ending; it simply made so sense to me to end the book with this outcome. Further, the author jumped from one part of the story to another often several times within a chapter and I found it somewhat distracting. While this is a fictitious book, it does not depict the United Nations in the best of light. If the United Nations actually worked in the fashion described in this book, governments and people would be outraged. Not highly recommended by Senior-Doctor-at-Bass-Fishing! D. A.


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