Prisoner of Guantánamo, The
First time reading from this author and I must admit it will not be my last.
It exposes a lot of corruption in our government and thanks for the Freedom Act. But so much scandal goes on day-to-day that civilians are not privy to know, sometimes its a good thing then other times it may not be as good. But my heart goes out to those famil ...more
Falk, the lead character, is an ex-Marine working for the FBI as an interviewer of detainees at Gitmo back in ...more
The novel focuses mainly on three events: Falks interrogation of Adnan , the investigation of the mysterious murder ...more
As for the Guantanamo setti ...more
Falk was with the F.B.I. and Whitaker the C.I.A. but the rest were a bit foggy. Military, Homeland, N.S.A. ? Dunno.
It just didn't seem clear enough and therefore, just a little messy. Also, even though I quite liked the cutesy ending it did seem a little l ...more
But Dan Fesperman knows something about headlines: As a foreign correspondent for the Baltimore Sun he was responsible for quite a few of them. And he knows something about novels: He's one of the best writers of intelligent thrillers based on contemporary events working today.
So even though headlines about Guantánamo keep coming, Fesperma ...more
The setting is new! Guantanamo Bay detent ...more
A curious coincidence (maybe): We've been reading John Eldredge's "Wild at Heart" in our men's group at church, and we were going to ...more
Even so, there were times when I found myself easily distracted from ...more
Dan Fesperman, who researched hundreds of documents and visited Gitmo in 2003, definitely did his homework, and it paid off. Critics uniformly praised the meticulous research that allowed the writer to paint a vivid picture of life at Guant