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From the PublisherEd McBain A novel that, like Graham Greene's The Quiet American, brings the reader face-to-face with the danger zones in today's instant worldwide combat reporting — and with a love triangle that held my interest to the end.
Allen Pizzey Correspondent, CBS News There are few works of fiction about war correspondents about which war correspondents can read, look heavenwards and exult: "Yes. Yes. You got it." Alan Cowell's A Walking Guide is such a book.
Filled with finely sketched scenes and believable characters, A Walking Guide is more than a well-crafted tour of what narrator Joe Shelby calls ?a world where carnage and bloodlust freed us from petty considerations.' It is also a passage through another kind of hell, of a man facing a debilitating and potentially lethal illness more terrifying than any incoming fire. His attempt to come to terms with it and reconcile his love for two vastly different women is done on a journey that will leave the reader gasping at its insanity, audacity and beauty.
Taut, at times both tender and brutal, this is a walk whose guide has been there and back and will take you where few would want to go any way but vicariously.