Comment: This is Dan Fesperman's third book, following
the generally well received novels, Lie in the Dark (2000) and The
Small Boat of Sorrows (2003), both set in the former Yugoslavia -
Fesperman, a reporter for the Baltimore Sun, worked in its Berlin bureau
during the years of the civil war in the former Yugoslavia, and more
recently in Afghanistan.
In The Warlord's Son, Fesperman turns his attention to Afghanistan. Stan Kelly, known in the business as Skelly, used to be an ace war correspondent but in recent years has been reduced to covering local news for a Midwestern daily; that is until a few weeks after 9/11 to cover the 'war on terror' from Afghanistan. Shortly after arriving in Parkistan he hires Najeeb, an English speaking ...
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