The Cost of Truth is an interesting release that depicts the risks, struggles, various experiences, and deaths that are associated with this line of work. It is a revealing fiction about the murder of journalists in non-democratic regimes and the independent journalists' investigation about it. Readers will discover and witness these incidents as author Rasul Bayram takes them from the former Soviet Republics, where some of the events take place, to America, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Syria, where the big part of these occurrences happen. Skillfully written, packed with suspense, and filled with vital facts and information, The Cost of Truth is a thought-provoking read that will surely absorb everyone.
Daoud, a young Lebanese gentleman, while attending a university in France, volunteered for a search and rescue trip to China after the devastating quake that ravaged the nation.
While there, Daoud found himself in a most unfortunate circumstance. He was trapped beneath the rubble of a building after a tremor wrought more damage to a place already in ruin. He suffered from severe injuries and was losing a lot of blood; there he met a woman named Susan, a young lady who was also on a volunteer mission. Susan pulled him out of the rubble, stopped the bleeding from his injuries, and kept him company while waiting for rescue.
Daoud had already passed out when the rescue team found them. He awoke several weeks later but he never got to see the woman who took care of him.
He looked for her, but his search never got him anywhere. Until, several months later, two of his friends found a connection to Susan. She had left a message for him with a nurse who worked at the Chinese hospital they stayed in.
What follows is the story of these two individuals – a love story that spans not only miles in distance but in culture and family history as well. History, drama, and romance come into play in this touching and inspiring novel.
Dr. Rasul Guliyev actively participated in reviving democracy in Azerbaijan. For three years, he was the speaker of the newly elected national Parliament. In his book, he analyzes totalitarianism and democracy, as well as the distinctive features of open and closed societies. Guliyev also alerts the reader to the existing danger of resurgent dictatorships in the former republics of the Soviet Union. The author precisely catalogues the dictators of both the Soviet and post-Soviet eras. The image of a dictator in the book is an unequivocal as a mug shot in a police file, complete with fingerprints. Much as its subject would like to pass himself as a democrat, no reader of this book will make this mistake. The Path to Democracy is a warning to the Western politicians who set aside their principles when providing brand-new dictatorships with political and economic support and thus encourage the rebirth of a new Evil Empire