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Once Upon a Time in Baghdad

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Captain Abdul Hassan from the US-established Iraqi Commandos Force thought that he had the biggest arrest of his life when his squad nabbed a legendary terrorist, a psychopath who made Ben Laden look like Mary Poppins. It didn't take the captain long to realize that he was in the middle of one of the deadliest attacks Baghdad ever witnessed. A race against time began to de ...more
Paperback, 354 pages
Published October 15th 2011 by Barbed Wires Publications (first published August 16th 2011)
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Jan 27, 2012 Victoria rated it really liked it
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This is one of those books that gets under your skin and stays there. It's fascinating. It's brutal. It's eye opening. And, perhaps most importantly, it gets you - and keeps you - thinking.

There are multiple story lines all weaving and cutting across one another, but don't give up. Everything converges and comes to a head in a way that makes you go "Wow...I did NOT see that coming". Just when you think you have it all figured out, well, you sure about that?

After having read The Detour, also by M
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Jan 18, 2012 Karl Ny rated it it was amazing
Once Upon A Time In Baghdad

One of the most curious reading experience I ever had. It started slow at the first 30 pages or so, then it picked up a speed in an amazing way that forced me to stay home for the whole weekend to finish it. When I did, I felt like I am still there in Baghdad living with the characters and anticipating the bombing.

A wonderful plot and so vivid pictures. Very very recommended reading.

The story started with a captain in the commandos forces arriving late at the scene of
I won this book on a first reads giveaway. I wasn't quite sure what to expect, but it looked at least mildly interesting. It ended up being quite good, although I found it a bit difficult to read because of the unfamiliar names and foreign writing style.

This book appears to aim at educating Americans about some of the best and worst things going on in Iraq following the American invasion in 2003. It seems to take a fairly objective view on the invasion and subsequent social, cultural, and politi
So far this one is pretty darn grim, but it does make me realize just how happy I am to live in the middle of a swamp in Florida surrounding by nothing more hazardous than snakes and gators.
Mar 03, 2012 Terry rated it really liked it
Very good plot. One of the best, just when I thought I figured everything out, another surprise came.
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