Title: West Point Warlord
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I have had the opportunity to fight in various locations across the planet...places like Somalia, Afghanistan, Northern Iraq, Pakistan as well as other places U.S. Forces "are not supposed to be."
One of these places is well detailed in West Point Warlord. Although the book is a work of fiction, it incorporates situations that have truly happened. It is a modern day war novel that accurately depicts life in the combat zone, challenges faced by warriors in combat, humor - in some cases, very dark humor, a camaraderie and love that is experienced daily by our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines.
It is a fascinating story written via open source, unclassified sources detailing a West Point graduate's battle against an Al-Qaeda arch enemy, Qand Agha, who is an evil and murderous Afghan warlord attempting to disrupt American Operations in Afghanistan.
The story culminates in an exciting finale along the rugged mountainside of Northern Afghanistan. An exciting read with a masterful array of fictional characters, this novel gets its authentic feeling of true Army life based on the real life experiences of the authors - an Academy graduate, career Army officers with combat experience in Afghanistan during the early days of Operation Enduring Freedom.
This page turner moves from the parade field at West Point along the banks of the Hudson River, to the attacks of September 11 at the Pentagon, to an exciting combat deployment to Afghanistan.
I have known the O'Farrell family for over 25 years and their generational service to country is wholly admirable and unmatched by few.
This story has been written by former Army Officers who I know well and they definitely delivered on this project - truly outstanding!
Spin Boldak, Afghanistan June 2011
Rangers Lead The Way! / De Opresso Liber
Synopsis: "West Point Warlord" is a gritty war novel with love, romance, and a sense humor throughout its 65,000+ words.
It is the story of a West Point graduate and arch enemy, Qand Agha, an evil and murderous Afghan warlord that culminates in an exciting finale along the rugged mountainside of Northern Afghanistan.
The story moves from the parade field at West Point along the banks of the Hudson river, to the attacks of September 11 at the Pentagon, to Colonel Rick Farrell's deployment to Afghanistan.
The story is a fiction novel based on real life experiences of an Academy graduate,
career Army officer, and actual combat deployment to Afghanistan in the early days of Operation Enduring Freedom.
West Point is a special place and the experiences of Pentagon assignments and war deployments to Afghanistan are areas not everyone can write about.
The fictional characters are composite based on real life events and persons from West Point and Afghanistan which makes for interesting and exciting dialogue.
The story locations make the book a natural for screen play development as scenic West Point above the Hudson River, Afghanistan war scenes, and an actual tape recording of the original General Douglas MacArthur speech make for easy story boarding and mental pictures ripe for the silver screen.
The story also has a sequel and is intended to be a series of novels over time.
This story has been written by two former Army Officers who have degrees in journalism, have published previously, and are all family and professionals.
Genre: Military Novel with love story - based on experiences in Afghanistan
Lt. Colonel Patrick O'Farrell, PhD
U.S. Army (ret.)
Dennis R. O'Farrell,
Fmr. Counter-Intelligence Officer