About the book
A Love story about a young doctor who journeys into war-torn Syria to rescue two small boys from besieged Old Homs. Without Borders will appeal to those wanting to understand the current conflict in the Middle East and the rise of ISIS.
Ana, a young doctor working at Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan, does not understand the implications of
Compelled to go to their rescue, Ana heads for a secret field hospital in besieged Old Homs but, by the time she arrives, she has barely escaped the clutches of ISIS, putting those who help her, in mortal danger. And then she meets Caleb. He came back to help his mother and find his father, a journalist disappeared during the first uprisings. They fall in love and, determined to get Ana out as soon as possible, Caleb agrees to help her find the children.
All does not go according to plan. Captured by the dreaded Shabiha and handed over to their monstrous leader, Ana experiences herself, both
I never intended to write a story set in Syria. The catastrophe engulfing that country is too upsetting to contemplate and writing about it would have to do justice somehow, to those people it sought to represent. But then, in January 2013, two news items hit the headlines that I could not ignore. The fate of
Not long after this, we were presented with evidence that Assad’s machine had systematically murdered thousands of his citizens in the same way and I have to remind myself with shame, that President Assad is also a qualified doctor.
Without Borders is inspired by heroes who rise above depravity, demonstrating the power of the human spirit to overcome adversity and the redeeming power of love. It is based on the testaments of survivors.
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