Pashtun: A Military Thriller

Skyhorse
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A black ops expert is pulled into a CIA plot in the Hindu Kush, in an action-packed novel by an author who “writes about Afghanistan as if he’s been there” (Publishers Weekly).
 
When the Company receives intel that the leaders of both the Taliban and al-Qaeda are holed up in Pashtun country, they aren’t about to let the opportunity pass. The mission falls to the man known only as Frank Morgan, whose skills are already legend in the shadowy world of military black ops.
 
With a handpicked team of soldiers, Morgan hits the ground running. But their original plans go awry after they rescue a burqa-clad young woman and discover that the Company hasn’t told them everything. In fact, they’ve been duped into a scenario that is less about taking out terrorists and more about money, oil, and drugs. And for Morgan, that means two things.
 
First, survival. Then revenge.
 
Set in “a war in which almost no one can be trusted and death is not the worst fate that can befall you” Pashtun is an electrifying thriller that will drag you through the front lines in a secret, deadly world (Publishers Weekly).
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About the author

Ron Lealos graduated from Western Washington University and studied fiction under Tom Spanbauer for several years as part of the Dangerous Writing group in Portland, Oregon. In his nonwriting life, he has developed, manufactured, and marketed a rapid home test for the detection of HIV antibodies. Pashtun is his first book. He resides in Vancouver, Washington.
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Publisher
Skyhorse
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Published on
Jul 1, 2014
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Pages
288
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ISBN
9781629141510
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Thrillers / Military
Fiction / Thrillers / Terrorism
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An assassin enacts revenge in a country melting in napalm ooze and madness.

Frank Morgan, a young college grad raised on Army discipline, started his military career as a Phoenix Program assassin in Vietnam with nothing but faith, confidence, and belief in his country. In 1969, he boards the Freedom Bird and takes a seat next to a grizzled grunt. This is Morgan’s first hint of what may be coming his way—and what he, as a soldier, may become.

Throughout his tour, Morgan struggles with his belief in his missions, though he pushes on and does his job. With less than a month to go before he heads home, Morgan leads a squad of South Vietnamese special forces in a massacre and mistakenly kills a beautiful innocent woman, Liem, in an old French plantation outside C?n Tho.

The death of Liem haunts him and distracts him so that he barely survives an attempt on his own life—which he later learns was ordered by his CIA chief, a swashbuckling cowboy named Comer. This betrayal launches Morgan’s metamorphosis into an avenging assassin.

Don’t Mean Nuthin’ reveals a war-torn Vietnam through a Conradian journey by a man who seeks a higher moral ground and then struggles to redeem himself in a sea of carnage and despair.

Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction—novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
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