The author spoke extensively about bin Salman’s arrest and extortion campaigns involving some princes, ministers and business leaders.

She notes that some senior family members complained that the Crown prince had curtailed their access to the king, adding that he had become aware of resentment within the royal family as a result of his actions.

Ben Salman is afraid of being assassinated and is said to spend nights sleeping in his precious luxury yacht outside of Jeddah, which contradicts his quest for austerity in the country.

She says that as the crisis deepens over the disappearance of Khashoggi, King Salman sent his advisor, Prince Khalid al-Faisal, a member of the old guard, to Istanbul on a mission to control potential damage, which made many believe that this step is a sign that the older generation is beginning to reassert itself.