Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Amsterdam 2012 by Ruth Francisco

Current read -
Title - Amsterdam 2012
Author - Ruth Francisco (

Amazon description -
A young woman witnesses a murder in Amsterdam that touches off a Muslim rebellion and leads to the Great Eurabian War—World War III.

During her summer break, Ann Aulis travels to Amsterdam with her boyfriend Peter to visit the Anne Frank Museum. They befriend a hip Dutch couple who invites them home for dinner. They spend the night, and the next morning discover their hosts have been murdered. Ann and Peter flee to London only to find the murders have touched off a Muslim rebellion in Holland that spreads to England. They flee to the US, where Peter is detained at Kennedy Airport, then taken away by FBI agents. 

Ann returns to her family in Los Angeles, horrified as she sees Muslim rebellions in Europe spread to civil war. With her lover in Guantanamo Bay Prison, Ann watches the United States slowly get dragged into the Eurabian war. As the Muslim world establishes a new caliphate, the United States falls into a major recession caused by high oil prices. Then a major flu epidemic. The only thing keeping Ann sane is her deep attachment to Anne Frank, and her love for Peter. Finally, Ann throws off her passivity, and decides to act.

E-book currently available for $2.99 (Free for Prime members) at Amazon here.

Update - Finished reading on 1/6/2012 
This book is amazing. I am not sure what I expected but I am so very glad I read this. The story line is fascinating and this book is thought provoking. I am not a reviewer so I can't really put into words how much I enjoyed reading this. Bravo to Ruth Francisco, bravo! My first read by this author but definitely not my last.


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