But there was another side to their international journey. They witnessed disastrous conflicts and risked physical injury. Throughout this memoir, Bobbi shares fascinating true tales that alarmed all who knew her.
Frightening police interrogations.
Terrifying river crossings in pitch blackness.
A near rape in Tehran and drugs from Nepal.
The thread that weaves through these tales is the Black Empress, a Labrador retriever that Bobbi saved from certain death. The puppy, a sickly runt, could never have survived without Bobbi’s intervention. Traditional Muslims believe that dogs are impure. Rescuing one in Iran meant putting herself in a dangerous position with co-workers and the residents of Tehran.
Black Empress takes us on an exciting ride of terror, drama, and humor, giving us a look at several thrilling aspects of international travel. Bobbi delivers tales of triumph with compelling chapters of living in Iran, India, and Nepal complemented with maps and photographs. Black Empress is an entertaining book for dog lovers, anglers, thrill-seeking adventurers, and Middle East historians.
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