Shelter from the Storm

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BLUE HEN, 2004 - Fiction - 280 pages
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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.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Mewshaw's ninth (after True Crime, 1991, etc.), this about a father who looks for his missing son-in-law in a lawless Central Asian country.Readers may find themselves thinking at first that they're ... Read full review

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In Mewshaw's (Year of the Gun) first novel in over a decade, a feral child from the steppes of Central Asia becomes the bargaining chip in a hostage negotiation. Scarred hero Zack McClintock, a ... Read full review


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Michael Mewshaw is the author of eight critically acclaimed novels, including "Year of the Gun," and six other books of nonfiction, including the recent memoir "Do I Owe You Something?: A Memoir of the Literary Life," He has won awards for his investigative journalism, tennis reporting, and travel writing. He has written for "The New York Times, the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The Nation, The New Statesman," and "Granta," Mewshaw and his wife divide their time between Key West and Europe.

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