The Hunters, Young, Tom

The Hunters

Authors: Young, Tom
Series: A Parson and Gold Novel
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: FIC031000, FIC002000, FIC032000
ISBN: 9780698137912, Related ISBNs: 0399166890, 0425278948, 0698137914, 9780399166891, 9780425278949
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 352
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: A remarkable military thriller from one of the most acclaimed new suspense writers in years—“a triumph of the fiction of contemporary warfare” (Alan Cheuse, The Dallas Morning News).
 
Khatar. It's a Somali word for 'dangerous,' and it's one that Colonel Michael Parson has heard too often on his present mission. His friend Sophia Gold has talked him into using his leave from the Air Force to fly relief supplies into Somalia in an antique DC-3 cargo plane.

Somalia is infested with armed clans, pirates, poverty, and, increasingly, terrorism. Parson and Gold are about to face all of them firsthand. An al-Shabaab leader called The Sheikh has declared all aid a sin against God, and he launches attacks against planes and convoys to stop it. If that weren't bad enough, a Hollywood actress and activist has flown into Somalia to make a documentary, and, as far as Parson is concerned, she might as well paint targets on their backs. The mission becomes even more complicated when they encounter a wounded teenage al-Shabaab fighter, who might be seeking asylum--or a chance to kill.

Not even Parson knows just how khatar his mission of mercy will become.

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