A transport plane carrying an important Taliban detainee for interrogation is shot down in a blizzard over the Hindu Kush. The storm makes rescue impossible, and for two people -navigator Michael Parson and a woman Army interpreter, Sergeant Golda battle for survival begins across some of the most forbidding terrain on earth against not only the hazards of nature, but the treacheries of man: the Taliban stalking them; the villagers, whose loyalty is unknown; and a prisoner who would very much like the three of them to be caught. All Parson and Golda have is each other, to stay alive.
"A magnificent novel. Courage and honor in the face of the enemy have not been so brilliantly portrayed since the great novels of World War II." (Jack Higgins)
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The Mullah's Storm
- James Hicks
Had a hard time putting this one down.
There aren't many books I'd read/listen to twice because for me at least, once I get the story, I get it. This is an exception to that because there are many details that I would pay more attention to more closely that would or could explain the story better.
Yes, the plot was what kept me listening well into the wee hours when I should have been sleeping. Although a book of fiction, there were many true and valid insights into how our guys approach a mission and then how they carry out that mission. It also gave me some insight as to what the oppositions motivations were. It's wise to know one's adversaries. This book helps define the thought patterns of our adversaries, at least in my opinion.
Didn't have a favorite character, per se. I saw elements in most of the characters I admire but also elements that were negative that I personally strive to avoid. I don't think any of the portrayed characters were written in terms of black & white but rather, like us all were written in many shades of grey.
I can't think of one and not any one line would surmise the book so I won't even try.