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Alastair Luft This summer I have a full line-up of books, including:

- An Isolated Incident, by Kamal Soniah
- The Language of Secrets, by Ausma Zehanat Khan
- The Sir…more
This summer I have a full line-up of books, including:

- An Isolated Incident, by Kamal Soniah
- The Language of Secrets, by Ausma Zehanat Khan
- The Sirens of Baghdad, by Yasmina Kadra and John Cullen
- The Ghost Brigades, by John Scalzi
- Stieg Larsson's The Girl Who Played With Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest
- (if I have time...) How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything, by Rosa Brooks

Looking forward to a busy summer!

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Jihadi Bride

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The Battle Within (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: Major Hugh Dégaré, a decorated veteran, never thought working a desk could be worse than combat. But shortly after starting an office job in Canada’s National Defence Headquarters, he finds himself fighting to maintain his grip on reality. Amidst sleepless nights and increasingly intense memories of his combat service, he does what he's always done; takes action. Afraid of being stigmatized by his chain of command, Hugh enlists a psychologist and relies on support from his wife, Elizabeth, and best friend, Daryl, a bitter ex-soldier. Despite his best efforts, the rage continues to grow until it sometimes seems as if he's becoming a different person. When Elizabeth gets pregnant and Daryl separates from his wife, Hugh's ad hoc support network begins to fall apart with no end in sight to his symptoms. Cornered, Hugh finally turns to a questionable military medical system, desperate to do anything to save his career, marriage and life itself. His sole remaining hope is that the system supposedly designed to help him doesn't put the final nail into his coffin instead.

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The authors character development and their interactions is both organic and patient.
A good yarn for todays world focussed readers"
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"One Kingdom Under Heaven could have been taken right out of today’s newspapers. What would happen if China attacked our power grid causing thousands to die due to lack of power during the winter? What would the United States (and allies?) do to strik" Read more of this review »
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“When asked, "How do you write?" I invariably answer, "One word at a time," and the answer is invariably dismissed. But that is all it is. It sounds too simple to be true, but consider the Great Wall of China, if you will: one stone at a time, man. That's all. One stone at a time. But I've read you can see that motherfucker from space without a telescope.”
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Alastair Luft Hi Caroline, thanks for connecting! Although a lot has changed since we've been in lockdown, one thing that hasn't is time set aside for reading and writing - not sure what I'd do without it! Hope you're coping with lockdown also, and congratulations on the publication of your book last year.


Caroline Lisa Hiya. Hope you are coping with lockdown and enjoying some reading time!


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