A callous, cruel queen...murder, the punishment for lust and immorality... Emma Gildcrest, a Canadian nurse who came to Saudi Arabia to offer help and expertise, longs for normalcy, but not before she claims her completion bonus. Having been subjected to the prisons in Arabia and witness to public lashings, this sequel to Mary D. Kavanwal's Surreal in Saudi brings readers face-to-face with the realities and cultural practices inside this foreign land. Emma wrestles to hold onto her faith inside a country that forbids religion other than Islam and amidst those she cares for who have left their values and morals at the border. She is challenged by severity on all sides, as well as the threat of punishment by one of Saudi's ruling royals, and is forced to grapple with outrageous and corrupt behavior. Even her supervisor seems out to get her. But Emma's stubbornness is the impetus to stay until the bitter enda "or is it Jake, her companion and friend? This captivating yet alarming novel uncovers truths and exemplifies the diverse, entertaining, and unique real-life experiences of the author. See Saudi Arabian culture through the eyes of one Western woman and discover how, for Emma, life went Awry in Arabia.
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