This week I'd like to continue with a preview from Where the Lion Dwells. We'll pick up the scene when Joanna returns home from a dinner engagement with Doctor Riliuni to find Tabib al-Najid waiting for her in the barn. Enjoy the teaser!
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“Masa alkhair. You are late tonight, Sayyida. What irregular hours you keep.” Tonight, he dressed all in black with the trailing edge of his ghutrah pulled across his lower face. The shaded glasses again hid his eyes.
He then proceeded to repeat some of the same information that Doctor Riliuni had related over dinner ending with the news that once Shahin had recovered enough to travel, they would move him to a private clinic.
“Private clinic? Where?” A puzzled frown pulled down the corners of her lips.
“In Europe. Shahin’s family places its full support and confidence in the doctor’s abilities and will comply with his decisions concerning Shahin’s welfare and recovery.” He placed a hand on his chest near his heart as though pledging that support.
“If this is the case, why are you here in Virginia? I thought your presence indicated a lack of confidence in… Oh, never mind.” She brushed away her statement with a wave of her right hand.
“I’m lending the encouragement of my presence and standing by to ensure the transfer goes smoothly. We will use my private jet to transport Shahin once he has recovered sufficiently to travel.” (To be continued)
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