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The Strange Death of Fiona Griffiths by Harry Bingham
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This is a thrilling crime novel and an enthralling study of a person close to falling into an abyss of shattered personalities. She credibly holds herself together while the reader goes along with a harrowing journey

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Regime and Periphery in Northern Yemen by Barak A. Salmoni
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By Its Cover by Donna Leon
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It just may be that Commissario Brunetti is at the point where can no longer serve the impossibly corrupt and criminally inefficient Italian state depicted in Donna Leon's novels. Political and social life Italy lies somewhere between a Central Afric ...more
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The Birthday Present by Barbara Vine
The Birthday Present
by Barbara Vine
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The best of the best--Barbara Vine (Ruth Rendell) tells a twisted tale with compelling characters. The slight changes in emphasis of narrative voice and point of view create a complex but not needlessly complicated reality where horrible things happe ...more
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The Last Refuge by Gregory D. Johnsen
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The history of terrorism in Yemen and the limits of U.S. foreign policy in distant, unfriendly lands are the twin subjects of Gregory Johnsen’s excellent book. He is one of the most knowledgeable people in the West on Yemen, having lived, studied and ...more
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Pakistan on the Brink by Ahmed Rashid
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Pakistan may be the “most failed” in the list of failed nations. It certainly is the most dangerous to the peace and security of South Asia and much of the rest of the world. Pakistan has a large, well equipped and trained military over which civilia ...more
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Yemen by Jeremy M. Sharp
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Short but with lots of "ripped from the headlines" info current through late 2014. Who is doing what to who in Yemen based on Congressional Research Service analysis of (mainly) U.S. State Dept. reports, some classified.
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