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The Devil's Garden
The Devil's Garden
Author: Ralph Peters
The headstrong daughter of a prominent U.S. senator came to a forgotten corner of the earth to make a difference -- and to escape the influence of her powerful father. But Kelly Trost escaped too well -- for now she has vanished into the dark heart of a small, coreless Muslim nation struggling through a violent rebirth in the wake of the Soviet ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780380789009
ISBN-10: 0380789000
Publication Date: 1/1999
Pages: 360
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.

3.2 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: Avon Books (Mm)
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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Helpful Score: 2
An exciting thriller that comes hauntingly close to today's headlines from the Middle East.
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An American aid worker is kidnapped from a refugee camp in Azerbaijan. Since she is a senator's daughter, many forces with different agendas converge. Lt. Col. Evan Burton, assigned to the embassy in Baku, starts searching for the girl and discovers that there is more at stake than his, or her, life. Among the more enchanting characters are an Azeri general who betrays everyone but his own conscience, a warlord and heroin producer, a beautiful German spy, an honorable American ambassador, and the most revolting collection of Big Oil and diplomatic elite scum ever assembled. In the end, the kidnapping is trivial compared with a billion dollars of oil, but Burton has principles. Peters, a U.S. Army officer and author of seven geopolitical thrillers has an eye for the grubby realities of life in the Third World, and his portraits of desperate men pushed by events beyond their cognizance are more convincing than one finds in most thrillers.
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An engaging military/diplomatic/third-world yarn. Those who like Peters' other works will not be disappointed. Good characters, good mix of action and narration.
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You must like Peters to get through this one.
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I'm a big fan of Ralph Peters's non-fiction and enjoy his fictional work (like this one) because I get to see how much of his "real world" thinking he projects into his fictional characters.


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