In this vivid microcosm of the US ordeal in the Muslim world—at the human level where life is lived—Alex Anders, the son of American missionaries, grows up in Pakistan. Recruited into the CIA, he experiences personal trauma in Pinochet’s Chile before being assigned to the US Embassy in Pakistan where he confronts his ultimate crisis with US policies. A unique mixture of moving personal story, thriller, revealing account of the internal workings of the CIA, acute political analysis, and a deeply felt and probing discussion of the meaning of loyalty and patriotism. It provides insights into the profoundly tragic nature of the relationship between the USA and Pakistan, making it essential reading for anyone concerned with this volatile venture.Über den Autor:
Graham E. Fuller is a former senior CIA operations officer; he lived and worked in the Muslim world for nearly two decades and served as Chief of Station in Kabul. He speaks Spanish, Turkish, Arabic, Russian and Chinese and is the author of a dozen books on the Middle East and Islamic fundamentalism. This is his first novel. He lives in British Columbia.
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