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The Resource Allure of deceit, Susan Froetschel., (Axis 360 electronic resource)

Allure of deceit, Susan Froetschel., (Axis 360 electronic resource)

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Allure of deceit
Title
Allure of deceit
Statement of responsibility
Susan Froetschel.
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A young inventor and his wife are killed in a terrorist attack--leaving behind a will that surprises friends and parents by directing a vast fortune toward charities in the developing world. On the ground in Afghanistan, international charities rapidly search for Afghan partners to compete for the attention of the new foundation, focusing their efforts on two particular women in the village of Laashekoh: a young mother who might have been wrongly imprisoned for her role in helping to run a child-trafficking ring; and an older, educated woman who has a reputation for providing reproductive healthcare--including abortions. Meanwhile, most Laashekoh villagers do not want Western charity and are astounded to be regarded as potential recipients; they are self-sufficient and see no need for outside intervention in village concerns. But when a group of orphanage workers visiting the village goes missing, foul play is immediately suspected and the villagers face tough questions. As Afghans and Westerners work to uncover the truth, the reputations of charity workers, potential beneficiaries, and locals in Laashekoh are called into question. The stakes are high, the sums of money are huge, and cultures clash. All these are motivations for fraud and murder in Allure of Deceit. From the Trade Paperback edition
  • "A young inventor and his wife die in a car bombing - leaving behind a will that surprises friends and parents by directing a vast fortune toward charities in the developing world. On the ground in Afghanistan, international charities rapidly search for Afghan partners to compete for the attention of the new foundation - including an orphanage and a health team supporting reproductive rights. As part of their strategy to win the new funds the two groups try to focus attention on two particular women in the village of Laashekoh: a young mother imprisoned for murdering the village leader's oldest son and a woman who has a reputation for providing reproductive health care, including abortions. When they discover that the first woman abandoned her infant daughter, and the second has no actual patients, aid workers and lawyers scramble to enhance the stories. Meanwhile, most Laashekoh villagers do not want Western charity and are astounded to be regarded as potential recipients. Then a group of orphanage workers visiting the village goes missing, and foul play is immediately suspected. The stakes are high, the sums of money are huge, and cultures clash. All these are motivations for fraud and murder in Allure of Deceit"--
  • "A young inventor and his wife die in a car bombing, leaving a vast fortune for charities in the developing world. The stakes are high, the sums of money are huge, and cultures clash. All these are motivations for fraud and murder"--
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Froetschel, Susan
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • 813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Americans
  • Culture conflict
  • Charities
  • Americans
  • Charities
  • Culture conflict
  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Suspense
  • Afghanistan
Label
Allure of deceit, Susan Froetschel., (Axis 360 electronic resource)
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Publication
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (271 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781616140373
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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0015490212
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)903318874
Label
Allure of deceit, Susan Froetschel., (Axis 360 electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (271 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781616140373
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0015490212
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)903318874

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