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By: Michael Saint

The Djinn's Retribution

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In 1936 and at just 17years old, Yusuf Abbas murders two desert travellers for their camels and worldly goods. In 1950 and now calling himself Sheikh Yusuf Abbas, he murders a British Ambassador and the members of a British oil exploration company, shortly afterwards, when a neighbouring Sheikh and his family are poisoned, he merges their lands to create the Sabba Oil empire.On the other side of the world, Richard Neilson, a sickly 14-year-old is devastated when his beloved father (whilst working in Egypt) is decapitated by Arab fanatics. He vows to avenge his death. Two years later, and having thrown himself into a gruelling fitness regime, he enlists in the army and eventually wins selection into the SAS.Najeeb Abbas (Yusuf’s son) is a malevolent, unremorseful psychopath who, upon leaving Cambridge University with a degree in nuclear physics, persuades his father to fund a desert research facility to tackle global warming. But beneath the façade, his intentions are much darker and the consequences of his actions prove fatal for his remorseful father and potentially devastating for the Gulf of Mexica and Canadian Cantrell’s oilfields.Fate throws these two polar opposite lives together, and once again Richard’s family is threatened by Abbas’ deep-rooted intentions to destroy. Will he succeed? Or will Richard finally get the revenge he’s spent most of his life planning?Discover for yourself in this dark, gritty, and electrifying world of Al-Qaeda, terrorist conspiracies, SAS heroes, M16 agents, suicide bombings, assassination plans and desert ops – where revenge stops at nothing.

Michael Saint was born in Cardiff, South Wales, in 1939. His late father, at the age of fourteen (fifteen was the legal age) was employed as a cabin boy on a tramp ship out of Barry. During his three years at sea, he visited many countries. He didn’t have much leisure time; however, he spent much of it listening to the tales of the Arab stokers in the boiler room and sampling their strange meals. Obviously, they took advantage of his youthful innocence, taking artistic licence (with much bloodletting) to tell him stories from their varying lifestyles. These remained in Michael’s mind until he retired and became the inspiration for the dramatic prologue of The Djinn’s Retribution.

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  • Glen

    This is a stonker of an action-packed thriller! It’s a tale of Richard Neilson seeking retribution on those responsible for his father’s ghastly execution and Najeeb Abbas (a horrifying psychopath) plotting a nuclear Armageddon on America’s source of oil. With conflicts erupting daily around the globe, the story has a profound message for the Western World. Fissionable material for a rogue country to construct nuclear weapons will become easier to obtain and tactical nuclear weapons recently being stored outside the country of their origin is alarming. There are many dramatic twists and turns that makes this story truly enthralling and have you pondering whatever’s going to happen next before Richard confronts Najeeb. .

  • Jim Liddell

    The mighty Sabba Oil was founded by Sheikh Yusuf Abbas a sadistic killer. When he hands the oilfields over to his son Najeeb, he unleashes an adversary with unlimited wealth. To ensure his father doesn’t oppose his plans to attack America’s sources of oil, he kills him with poison. Richard Neilson’s father is killed while working in Arabia. Richard embarks on a fitness regime that finally awards him selection into the SAS. Suddenly, he suffers ill health that forces him to retire from their ranks. He’s distraught; the SAS was the vehicle he’d considered would allow him to identify and terminate those responsible for his father’s death. He survives numerous challenges before discovering the Abbas family are complicit in his father’s decapitation. Richard and Yusuf’s paths don’t cross until this moment, and their conflict ends in the most violent and unusual circumstances. This is a thriller to savour.

  • Andrew batten

    This is a fast-paced high-octane thriller that spans different eras. The protagonist is locked into the search for those responsible for his father’s horrible death. His malevolent adversary is bent on destroying the Western world’s economy. The Omega Conspiracy with nuclear explosions and the assassination of an Arab Royal family is his modern-day Sword of Damocles that will bring the hated Americans and their partners in crime to their knees. The story manages many surprising twists and turns across the globe that keep you guessing the circumstances that will finally bring them together like two gladiators. Who will prevail?

  • Eric Tose

    Having read Michael Saints book 'From Dingle with Love' which I did enjoy but felt he went into too much detail and as such detracted from keeping my attention. Having just finished 'The Djinns Retribution' I found the storyline good but again he entered into too much 'bloody' detail which started to give me the feeling that it edged into racism. The Middle East and Islam did not come out at all well and I found myself looking back to the Crusades and it all became about religion. A good Bond-like story which seemed to have a rose covered country cottage ending.

  • Andrew

    This is a fast-paced high-octane thriller that spans different eras. The protagonist is locked into the search for those responsible for his father’s horrible death. His malevolent adversary is bent on destroying the Western world’s economy. The Omega Conspiracy with nuclear explosions and the assassination of an Arab Royal family is his modern-day Sword of Damocles that will bring the hated Americans and their partners in crime to their knees. The story manages many surprising twists and turns across the globe that keep you guessing the circumstances that will finally bring them together like two gladiators. Who will prevail?

  • Neil Gilvier

    You quickly learn how ruthless 17-year-old Yusuf Abbas becomes to amass wealth and land to develop the mighty Sabba Oil oilfields. Years later, Richard Neilson arrives on the scene to seek retribution on those responsible for his father’s horrifying death while working on a construction site in Egypt. Little did he know that this would lead him through a web of violent unassociated challenges before he confronts Nageeb, Yusuf Abbas’s psychopathic son in a bloody denouement. This is an action-packed story that will linger in your mind long after you reach the last page.

  • WILFRED OWEN HARRISON

    Michael Saint’s “The Djinn’s Retribution” is a very contemporary current affairs thriller about Arab, Soviet and Western cultures. Fate brings two boys together: one evil minded; the other wishful thinking. KISMET but it’s not pretty! Najeeb plans an Al Qaeda jihad to destroy the West. Richard Neilson, possessed like a Marvell Super Hero will challenge the baddies. With shades of The Manchurian Candidate and the Bond movies the plot doesn’t just thicken; it twists and turns like a convoluted flow of red -hot lava. It’s a whirling mass of evil stopped only by murderous revenge. Short chapters and spirited writing quicken the pace and the reader’s pulse through many cliff hanger moments. What an intrigue!

  • Tony Camody

    I’ve just finished reading Michael Saint’s third book and what a cracking thriller it is. It pulls no punches with action across the globe reminiscent of a supercharged James Bond film. The story commences in the Arabian desert with the night time murder of two wealthy travellers, ending many years later with another deadly desert skirmish. It reminds me of a thrilling roller coaster when you tighten your seatbelt sit back and enjoy the ride. So join Richard Neilson as he strives to seek out and terminate those responsible for his father’s ghastly execution.

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