In Afghanistan, all the easy answers are wrong and the best-laid plans don't stand a chance. A tight-knit band of USMC scout-snipers, enraged when one of their number murders another, is hell-bent on seeing justice. They kidnap Zarak Momand, a burnt-out Navy hospital corpsman, and blackmail him to be their guide into Momand land and to find a looph...more
because this book is excellent, and it's a pity not more people will get to read it. the world building is amazing here; you can see, smell, and taste amber green's afghanistan, and its inhabitant...more
Publisher: Loose Id, LLC
Word Count: 62,023
The name of this book intrigued me – mostly because I had no idea what it meant. This story is set in Afghanistan and Pakistan, in the middle of the current war. The beginning was a bit confusing as you are unsure not only where the character is, but also what all of the nicknames mean – both are settled somewhat, but I found that the confusion of location was constant throughout. I had to refer back a...more
This starts out with Zarak waking up after a binder and finding himself in a military plane on his way back to Afghanistan. He is with a bunch of Marines. Being a Navy Corpsman, he is slightly confused!
What Zarak is doing in Afghanistan is explained and I won't spoil, but Khyber Run is about his journ...more
Zarak is not one of those narrators that take you under their wing and help you navigate the story with them. He is not confrontational, he's not mean, he is not a jerk, and he's not exactly secretive or reserved, but he is...more
What can I say about Amber Green. " I can read her books over and over " great writing, great style, great grammar, Thanks for a book written for adults! I love when a book forces me to look up a word or a term. Forces me to read a second book on Islam so I can fill in my knowledge base. Thanks Amber!
The so-called romance takes up about 3 pages of the book and there is really nothing there at all. The book was fairly interesting as a Not-Romance.