On Edge: A Novel

On Edge: A Novel

by Albert Ashforth
On Edge: A Novel

On Edge: A Novel

by Albert Ashforth


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The United States draws down in Afghanistan amidst tension between the legitimate government and the Taliban

When a former Army buddy is murdered by an Afghan military colleague, U.S. Army Special Investigator Alex Klear is called back into action in Afghanistan to investigate what is thought to be a classic “green-on-blue” killing. Alex finds Kabul in a state of chaos, partly under government control, partly controlled by the Taliban.

From the beginning, he suspects that the Army has identified the wrong man as the killer, and that an innocent Afghan soldier has become the victim of a complex frame-up. His suspicions are solidified when he discovers that his friend had been investigating a massive fraud at Kabul Bank. As Alex is drawn into the epicenter of the biggest bank fraud in history, he finds his efforts systematically thwarted by both the American and the Afghanistan governments.

In the lawless streets of Kabul and into the far outreaches of Afghanistan, Alex relentlessly hunts his friend’s killer―and uncovers the truth. In real-life, an incident kept mostly out of the media―a monumental embarrassment to both countries.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608092000
Publisher: Oceanview Publishing
Publication date: 09/06/2016
Series: Alex Klear Thriller Series , #2
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

After serving with the U.S. Army overseas, Albert Ashforth earned a B.A. from Brooklyn College and a M.A. and a Ph.D. from New York University. He worked for two New York newspapers before returning to Europe as an instructor for the University of Maryland’s Overseas Program. He also served at the German Military Academy training NATO officers and as an instructor at the 10th Group Special Forces headquarters in Bad Tolz.  As a military contractor, he has done tours in Bosnia, Macedonia, Germany, Kosovo, and Afghanistan. He is the author of three novels and numerous articles and short stories. His novel The Rendition won the Military Writers of America Bronze Medal. Ashforth is on the faculty at the State University of New York and lives in New York City.

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