The author has combed the works of contemporary Arab chronicles of the Crusades, eyewitnesses and often participants. He retells their story and offers insights into the historical forces that shape Arab and Islamic consciousness today.
"Adam returns home to the Middle East, after living in exile in France for twenty-five years, when he learns his close friend Maourad is dying. He finds his childhood friends have taken different paths, and some now have blood on their hands."--Provided by publisher.