The Expatriate is a fast-paced thriller tracking the unfortunate adventures of an American family in Brussels. Businessman Jeffrey Tate's complicity in a business deal gone wrong turns his opportunity abroad into a nightmare, throwing his family into chaos and putting his career, not to mention his life, in jeopardy.Jeffrey Tate, a well-regarded young business executive, is transferred to Belgium to head up a large American construction company's expansion efforts overseas. Tate is immediately faced with a decision that involves a large petrochemical plant in Iraq. A Belgian company needing chemical plant expertise brings the business to him. The Belgians convince Tate to involve his company in the project, violating a new U.S. law forbidding American business firms from entering into contracts with certain undesirable countries such as Iraq. Tate then becomes entangled in a web of blackmail, international conspiracy and murder, placing himself and his company in considerable legal trouble, while putting himself and his family in great physical danger as well, in great.
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Allan Winneker, a native of Philadelphia, was educated at Drexel University, served his country in the Navy Reserve, and enjoyed a 38-year career in marketing management before retiring from corporate life and starting a consulting business in 1999. Allan and his wife, Betty, live on Callawassie Island, near Hilton Head, South Carolina. They have two married sons and two grandsons. This is Allan's first novel.
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