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The Afghan by Frederick Forsyth
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Dec 09, 08

it was ok
Read in December, 2008

I have a habit of when at the library picking up books for the kids, I take a quick tour of the Adult Fiction or New shelves and grab something that sounds interesting and that I have not read.
This was my latest, having not read a ton of "spy thrillers" but I was definitely entertained by the story. I appreciate Forsyth's interest in detailed background which helps make the story seem that much more lifelike, especially with a timely story that covers terrorism/Afghanistan/Gitmo. Another surprise was the addition of locations in my state which were accurate.
Unfortuantely (spoiler alert) there is an event near the end of the story that is so ridiculous and improbably that it takes away that which was gained by the military/spook details.
But all in all a good escape...a beach read for sure.
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