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From ex-SAS soldier and bestselling author Bob Shepherd comes an action thriller torn from tomorrow's headlines
Hardcover, 372 pages
Published 2007 by Simon & Schuster Ltd
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Julian Raithby
This book is a real eye opener about the complexities of regions such as Afghanistan and Pakistan. Matt Logan is a member of the worlds finest special forces, the SAS. After events lead to him leaving the Regiment, he has the chance to join a private security firm and undertake black ops once more, but this means joining a group led by the American commander who eneded his SAS carreer. An horrific incident is the driving force behind Matt and this seeking of revenge leads him into a world where ...more
Robdemanc
Will this book help you understand the motives for the war on terrorism? I don't think so. But it will give you an absorbing read about such things. Matt Logan is a sympathetic character who leads you through some complex and dangerous situation as he tries to infiltrate a network of terrorists in Pakistan, bringing you face to face with the "enemy". With so many twists and secret agendas going on, I found it hard to know who was fighting against who. But I think that was the point. It certainly ...more
jPhx
The Good Jihadist by Bob Shepherd

A superb SIS thriller set around the double dealing grey ops of a covert and private military contractor team that is ensconced in the maddening mire of maintaining the conflict in Pakistan. Absolutely absorbing, this page turning twister introduces the western reader to some of the complexities of the Pakistan internal and Afghan border conflict and the sovereignty aims of some including, the Pashtun, Baluch and BLA and the confident corruption of all involved,
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Tariq Mahmood
This is a must read for all Pakistanis........

If you want to know what the average Brit thinks about Pakistan at the moment, read on. This book has it all, Islamic fundamentalist pitied against American Christian ones, separatist like the Baluch's. Pathans, Sindhis, even Punjabis are up in arms in this page turner of a book. At times it seems a trifle paranoid and surreal with business like explanatory meetings happening right in the middle of a firefight but as a Pakistani I loved all the atten
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Tara Horak
I just finished reading “The Good Jihardist” written by Bob Shepherd and ... wow. I don’t know whether it was the subject matter, the character or simply the way Bob writes but I found myself riveted to every part of this book.

The main character Matt Logan was likable and I found myself feeling for him, aching for him and sitting on the edge of my seat as he was taken for a spin more than once to find the answers that he was so desperately seeking.

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Candi Smith
I received this book for free from GoodReads First Reads. My favorite part about this book was the main story line after Part I. The only reason I gave this book only 3 stars is because I couldn't get into it until Part II, but I stuck with it because it got good reviews and I was glad I did because I ended up getting really into it. Also, I had some trouble getting confused with some of the military terminology, but that is only because I have no military background whatsoever. There is a gloss ...more
Bec
Yet another great read from Mr. Shepherd. He writes these books so well, and with a refreshingly different angle on events.
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Bestselling author Bob Shepherd is an ex-SAS soldier and security advisor. During his twenty years of service with 22 SAS Regiment, Bob participated in the Oman campaign, the Iranian Embassy siege in London, The Falklands War, the first Gulf War and Bosnia. He left the Regiment in 1994 as a Warrant Officer and went to work on the international security circuit as an advisor to media, diplomats and ...more
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