A romping ride. . . . Pashtun will keep you turning the pages following hero Frank Morgan’s plunge into assassination, survival, and revenge.” James Bruno, bestselling author of Havana Queen
The Company has a special secret operation planned for one of their top agents: the leaders of the Taliban and al-Qaeda terrorist groups are hiding out in Pashtun country, and they must be eliminated. The job falls to a man they have named Frank Morganafter the Company’s deadliest agentwho stood out as a recruit at Quantico and whose skills resemble those of his namesake. The other soldiers claim Frank’s abilities as a sniper and a tracker border on the supernatural and are more than willing to complete this mission with him.
Frank begins his adventure in Afghanistan with another Company-appointed soldier: an indestructible, lyrical Irishman with a cutting sense of humor and a bottle of Jameson never far from hand. After the men rescue a burqa-clad young woman, they soon discover that the Company has not been honest with them and decide to take a second mate under their winga giant lieutenant who had been previously mixed up with the Taliban and could provide vital intel for their mission.
However, together they quickly learn that oil, drugs, and greed have led to this quest; assassinating the terrorists is not their main objective. With the lines now blurred, their assignment is more complicated than ever.
Pashtunin paperback for the first timedepicts the challenges of military special ops in a boulder-filled landscape, and is told with compassion for those asked to fight the battles.
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Ron Lealos graduated from Western Washington University and studied fiction under Tom Spanbauer for several years as part of the Dangerous Writing group in Portland, Oregon. In his nonwriting life, he has developed, manufactured, and marketed a rapid home test for the detection of HIV antibodies. He is also the author of Pashtun. He resides in Vancouver, Washington.