A true story set in the battle for Beirut in 1976. Leah a beautiful Muslim student is having a dangerous love affair with a Christian banker in the last days of the civil war in Beirut. The couple after a near disaster when they are seen walking hand in hand by militia decide to go to the resort town of Jounieh to the north of the city for a weekend away from the fighting. There they consummate their love on a deserted beach. But fate has the last word and disaster befalls them as they travel back to West Beirut reminiscing on the happiest days of their lives.
About the Author
Philip was born and educated in the United Kingdom. He joined Citibank in London before moving to Athens where he worked as a foreign exchange trader for both Citibank and Chase Manhattan. Philip was then posted to Citibank’s Middle East North African Training Centre in Athens/Beirut as the operations manager and a foreign exchange trainer. After returning to the United Kingdom Philip joined Union Bank of Switzerland as the Head of Learning and Development and introduced trading simulations as a safe way for new traders to trade. In 1993 he was appointed Head of Learning and Education for UBS in North America. He later left the bank and went into partnership with two colleagues and set up a successful financial training company (New Learning Developments) in New York City. At New Learning Developments he developed relationships with all the major investment banks such as Goldman, Lehman, JP Morgan, and other major financial institutions such as The Federal Reserve Bank, Chase, Citibank, ABN-AMRO and the World Bank. In 1999 he returned to London where he worked as a training consultant to financial services institutions and the Ministry of Defence. He now spends his time developing knowledge databases for on-line brokerage houses and conducts webinars on foreign exchange and on-line retail trading. He also writes fictional short stories and is in the process of writing his first novel, a political thriller titled Operation Gladio.