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The Trouble with Patriots
by Tony Hays (Goodreads Author)
This zany satire of Americans and other expatriates in the Middle East is set in Kuwait after the Gulf War. It is a tale of international intrigue and contains, within the spoof, suspense and a murder mystery. The American hero, Ed Duffy, an educated Tennessee ne'er do-well is sent to kuwait to teach English to Kuwaiti military personnel scheduled to come to the U, S. to l ...more
Hardcover, 248 pages
Published November 13th 2001 by Bridge Works Publishing Company
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Reading this book reminded me of flying into a new destination at night. You skim over the landscape without really seeing it. The characters around you are all superficial and quickly fade from memory after the flight has landed. You wake up the next morning and can't even remember how you got there. This book has the same feel: you read it, but as you close the cover you can't remember anything remarkable about the plot or the cardboard characters. You know it was set in Kuwait and that's abou ...more
A native of Madison, Tennessee, Tony spent his teenage years on a farm about 10 miles southeast of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Although he had dreamed of being a writer since childhood, it was only after a brief career as a university administrator that he began to come into his own. Initially, he was awarded an undergraduate degree in history and a MA in educational psychology from Tennessee Technol ...moreMore about Tony Hays...