A Friend Is Somebody

A Friend Is Somebody

by R J Furth

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Overview

Tom Kington left his family farm in rural Indiana to attend Colombia University he was seeking an opportunity to broaden his horizons. What he finds is a career in the foreign service. During his long, checkered life as a diplomat, Tom is forced to explore the true meaning of friendship while dealing with real historical events in the hot spots of the world.

"Is that your advice as a friend? Put my career before my responsibility as a political officer in the State Department?"
Stefan shrugged. "I'm just being a realist. Nobody listens to us junior staffers. We're one notch above secretaries and cleaners. This ain't no different than any other job. You got to be patient, rise through the ranks, wait for your time."
"Thanks for the advice. You're the second person this week to counsel patience."
"Who was the other?"
"The guy who runs the noodle stall."
Stefan chuckled. "Then I'm in good company. Seems like you got two friends in Saigon."
Two friends indeed, but which one, if either, was the real friend?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781481965620
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/24/2013
Pages: 420
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.86(d)

About the Author

BIOGRAPHY: After teaching, traveling, and living on four continents, RJ Furth decided it was time to jump into something he'd been longing to do for many years: write. He started a novel twenty years earlier on the Thai island of Ko Samui, and finally had a chance to complete it in Colorado, where he devoted himself to writing full-time. RJ has eaten dog in Sumatra, been threatened by a madman in Thailand, pulled leaches off his legs in India, and been frightened by daunting heights in Peru. It is his intention to write about some of these adventures while at the same time pursuing new ones. RJ is currently working on his seventh novel. Many of his travel stories-fiction and nonfiction-as well as stories written by fellow world travelers can be found at rjfurth.com.

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