Shelter from the Storm
, Mar 1, 2004
- 280 pages
Michael Mewshaw, acclaimed author of Year of the Gun, introduces us to Zack McClintock, a former war hero easing the pain of a failed life with Chivas and antidepressants-until fate calls him back into action...
When his son-in-law is kidnapped in Central Asia, Zack decides to pick up the trail. But there are two ransom notes. One demands a million dollars. The other offers to free the captive in exchange for a medical airlift to the United States for a mysterious feral boy. And as he wades into a world where law has collapsed, the local currency has no value, drug lords and Islamic fundamentalists jostle for power, and reality is as shifting and frightening as the graffiti on every wall, Zack comes face to face with his last chance for redemption-or his final, fatal mistake.