A perilous aid mission into Somalia. An Al Shabaab leader intent on stopping it. A Hollywood actress and activist arriving to make a documentary in one of the most dangerous places on earth. This isn’t going to end well.
Khatar. It is the Somali word for “dangerous,” and it is one that Colonel Michael Parson has heard all too often on his present mission. His friend Sophia Gold has talked him into taking leave from the Air Force to fly relief supplies into Somalia in an antique DC-3 cargo plane. But even Parson doesn’t know just how khatar this trip will turn out to be.
About the Author
Young holds degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and studied writing there and at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, among other places. Besides his five previous novels The Mullah’s Storm, Silent Enemy, The Renegades, The Warriors, and Sand and Fire, he is also the author of the Sand and Fire eBook special Phantom Fury, and the oral history The Speed of Heat: An Airlift Wing at War in Iraq and Afghanistan. Young also contributed to the anthology Operation Homecoming, edited by Andrew Carroll. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia.
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“Easily the author’s best novel to date. Military thriller fans should make Young’s work an essential addition to their reading lists.”—Booklist (starred review)
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