The Maltese Attack
The Maltese Attack


It’s 1973. Oil wars, terrorist attacks, Watergate... Senator Temple has his hands full, maneuvering political turmoil at home and the powder keg that is the Middle East. His mistake allows a criminal businessman to seize control of the world’s energy sector. Powerful oil dynasties—the Kingsleys, the Sheppards, and the Barronses—could help Temple fix things, but greed and old grudges threaten the alliance.

Three families, their fates interlinked. A politician with secrets. An enemy to fear. From high-society New York to dusty Middle Eastern villages, from broken romances to bitter conspiracies, they battle their way through the glitter and grit of the ’seventies and ’eighties. One wrong move from any of them, a single error, will echo across decades and change history.

The Maltese Attack starts a gripping political saga, a tale of powerful men and women who fight ruthlessly, hate virulently, and love unwisely.

“...a page-turner... interesting symbolism... thrilling chase...” Blue Ink Review

“...history... action... suspense... enough here to keep almost every reader happy...” U.S. Review of Books

“...powerful characters... fast-paced and well-written...” D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

Book Details


  • Adventure

Age Level: 

  • Adult

The Maltese Attack by Jay Perin is a political and historical thriller. The book centers on U.S. Senator Temple in the midst of deep tensions between Libya and the United States during the 1970s. Gaddafi had gripped the region with his tyrannical power. Major oil companies and holdings were constantly at risk of succumbing to Gaddafi's shrewd tactics. Senator Temple has to navigate the tenuous situation politically and economically. Haunting him is a poor decision made in the past to let an oil tycoon on the loose.

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