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The Warlord's Son

A Novel

by Dan Fesperman

The Warlord's Son
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  • First Published:
    Sep 2004, 336 pages
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    Sep 2005, 336 pages

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'Offers a level of cultural and political nuance not always found in adventure thrillers.'

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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