The Hunters

The Hunters

Book - 2015
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A remarkable military thriller from one of the most acclaimed new suspense writers in years--"a triumph of the fiction of contemporary warfare" (Alan Cheuse, The Dallas Morning News ).

Khatar . It's a Somali word for 'dangerous,' and it's one that Colonel Michael Parson has heard too often on his present mission. His friend Sophia Gold has talked him into using his leave from the Air Force to fly relief supplies into Somalia in an antique DC-3 cargo plane.

Somalia is infested with armed clans, pirates, poverty, and, increasingly, terrorism. Parson and Gold are about to face all of them firsthand. An al-Shabaab leader called The Sheikh has declared all aid a sin against God, and he launches attacks against planes and convoys to stop it. If that weren't bad enough, a Hollywood actress and activist has flown into Somalia to make a documentary, and, as far as Parson is concerned, she might as well paint targets on their backs. The mission becomes even more complicated when they encounter a wounded teenage al-Shabaab fighter, who might be seeking asylum--or a chance to kill.

Not even Parson knows just how khatar his mission of mercy will become.
Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, [2015]
ISBN: 9780399166891
0399166890
Characteristics: 340 pages ; 24 cm

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SEBoiko
Sep 12, 2015

Nothing more dangerous than a man who has nothing to lose,...

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SEBoiko
Sep 12, 2015

..., a good officer deployed his resources as needed-...

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SEBoiko
Sep 12, 2015

Flashing white, up all night. Flashing red, your ass is dead.

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SEBoiko
Sep 12, 2015

Bullets seemed the only thing plentiful in Somalia.

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SEBoiko
Sep 12, 2015

Dead foot, dead engine.

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Jul 14, 2015

A tense adventure with plenty of action. Just when they thought they could get away without a back-up plan.... And a couple of surprises at the end.

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