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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Mystery & Detective / General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:213
  • eBook ISBN:9781623091156

The Erroneous Talibani

by Richard Asner

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After reading "The Erroneous Talibani", Michael Dunford, reviewer for the "Midwest Book Review" cites in his review: "The life of a covert agent is no where as glorious as James Bond makes it out to be. 'The Erroneous Talibani' tells the tale of Greg Damet, a highly trained operative finding himself stranded in Afghanistan following a helicopter crash. Clawing through hell, he uncovers plots that threaten America and those around Afghanistan. 'The Erroneous Talibani' is a fun and highly entertaining spy thriller, a top pick."
The Erroneous Talibani showcases all the essential components of the classic espionage novel. Exotic settings, broken hearts, treacherous allies, love, violence, redemption and vengence spin through the book, which moves at a breakneck pace worthy of the best examples of the genre. Greg Damet, an Annapolis graduate with eight years in Naval Intelligence is recruited by the CIA where he meets and falls in love with Jacquie Dean. Together they are sent to Afghanistan to work with the Special Forces. Greg is sent into the field while Jacquie remains at Bagram Air Base. During Greg's tour of duty, his plane is shot down, eats raw snake to survive and is ultimately captured and beaten nearly to death by the Taliban. He is discovered by Aysha, the daughter of a tribal chieftain and she nurses him back to health. During his recovery, the two develop a romantic attraction for each other. It is also while he is recovering that he is able to obtain information that has dire international consequences, information supplied by a CIA mole. Armed with this information, Greg is forced to kiss a tearful Aysha good-bye and do whatever it takes to get to the American Embassy in Islamabad. Greg's initial action there is key to unraveling the mystery of the mole's true identity.
About the author
Richard Asner describes himself as having led a "very fruitful life" and it would be impossible to dispute him. A veteran of the U.S. Marines, which he joined at 17, he went on to graduate from the Naval Academy, like his hero Greg Damet. He then spent eight years as a naval aviator spending part of that time teaching midshipmen at Northwestern University. Mr. Asner then moved his focus to engineering and spent thirty years working in that field in the Chicago area, before retiring. His primary enthusiasm is working out at a nearby health club, but the keyboard will continue to compete with the weight room as a focus for his energy.