Previously Fesperman, a reporter for the Baltimore Sun, has taken us to Yugoslavia (Small Boat of Great Sorrows and Lie In The Dark) and to Afghanistan (The Warlord's Son). Now he takes us into another place most of us would rather avoid - the US military base at Guantánamo Bay where Cuban-American politics and the "War on Terror" come head to head. The line between what is a thriller and what is not is a little fuzzy, but I do know that some readers of this ezine tend to skim over books billed as thrillers, so let me classify this as a very good novel with some exciting bits! This is not being disingenuous, it really is the best description - although there are pulse-pounding moments, a lot of the intervening action moves slowly and with a level of detail that would likely frustrate ...
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