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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Ralph Peters is a retired Army lieutenant colonel and former enlisted man, a controversial strategist and veteran of the intelligence world; a bestselling, prize-winning novelist; a journalist who has covered multiple conflicts and appears frequently in the broadcast media; and a lifelong traveler with experience in over seventy countries on six continents. A widely read columnist, Ralph Peters' journalism has appeared in dozens of newspapers, magazines and web-zines, including "The New York Post", "The Wall Street Journal", "USA Today", the "Washington Post", "Newsweek", "Harpers", and "Armchair General Magazine". His books include "The Officers' Club", "The War After Armageddon", "Endless War", and "Red Army". Peters grew up in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, and studied writing at Pennsylvania State University. He lives and writes in the Washington, D.C. area.

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