Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/24/2005

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 220
ISBN : 9781420882988
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 220
ISBN : 9781420882995

About the Book

Anthony Ryan, a young man still…yet approaching middle age, is by most accounts a relatively successful businessman. His profession has taken him all over the world, has exposed him to many different people and places…allowed growth in him that not even he is aware. He is unfulfilled, however, with a dream never realized…a passion never expressed.


The story takes place in 2003, yet it began ten years earlier. While checking out of his hotel one morning in Paris at the end of a business trip…he had occasion to take special notice of the young desk clerk while settling his account. He was feeling pretty good that morning for several reasons and this young lady, Saniya, became a part of his special feeling. He knew that he would remember her and that pleasant moment forever.


A decade later, this same girl turns up as the victim in a novel written by his best friend…a friend who had worked with him during that time in Paris, a friend of his, since childhood. This begins a search for Saniya that takes Anthony from Paris, to London, to Budapest, and to Penang, Malaysia. Along the way, he makes some new friends, reacquaints himself with some old ones… we gain insight into who he is and how he sees the world. So does he. Finally, back home in Chicago, he finds his answer…recognizes his passion and begins to live his dream.

About the Author

Traveling around the world for the last twenty-five years…not as a tourist or adventurer, but as a businessman, has given me some unique perspectives, I think. You see, unlike the tourist, a businessman develops relationships with others in foreign lands, long-term relationships that are simply not possible from the seat of a tour bus. And unlike the adventurer, you get to know people in their real existence…not while climbing some mountain…or fording some stream.


Yes, businessmen, or women as the case may be, while their existence during the day may be all charts and graphs and the like… during the evenings…out in the restaurants and cafes, well, I can tell you that anything but business is discussed after the first drink. You really get to know people, their life circumstances…their political views…their family lives. It is in this vain that I feel qualified as an author…as one who may have a story to tell.