The Devil's Garden

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Stackpole Books, Jan 1, 2004 - Fiction - 289 pages
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When the headstrong daughter of a U.S. senator disappears in a warravaged country torn between east and west, only a disillusioned American officer possesses the connections and expertise to track her down-while a startling range of enemies don't want the girl to survive. Up against Islamic extremists, unscrupulous oil executives, rogue Russians and treacherous European "allies," Lieutenant-colonel Evan Burton undertakes a last, deadly mission--faced with a coup in the streets, opium smugglers in mountain fortresses and even elements within the U.S. government determined to stop him. A "Casablanca" for the post-Cold War world, The Devil's Garden is a beautifully written, can't-put-it-down thriller grounded in the gritty reality of current events.
  

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An American aid worker is kidnapped from a refugee camp in Azerbaijan. Since she is a senator's daughter, many forces with different agendas converge. Lt. Col. Evan Burton, assigned to the embassy in ... Read full review

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This read is not to be missed by anyone with an interest in the realities of the Caspian and the real facts of the post U.S.S.R., and the decline of U.S. influence in this nasty corner of the world. Mr. Peters, with brain on the ground experience in the effluent of the Soviet Empire deserves a serious (and entertaining) read.
Read this book - turn on your brain theaters.
 

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
21
Section 3
39
Section 4
55
Section 5
71
Section 6
87
Section 7
103
Section 8
119
Section 10
149
Section 11
173
Section 12
193
Section 13
213
Section 14
235
Section 15
251
Section 16
273
Section 17
285

Section 9
133

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About the author (2004)

Fox News Strategic Analyst Ralph Peters is the author of 27 books, including bestselling and prize-winning novels. He has experience in over 70 countries and, as a journalist, has covered multiple conflicts. His work has appeared in a wide range of publications and he serves on the advisory board of Armchair General magazine. He lives in Virginia.

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