Today a new book by my good friend and New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor hits the book stores and man is it a good read. I got one of drafts a month ago and it is a fantastic story well told by one of the best thriller writers in the business.
I got to meet Brad when he came to Afghanistan in the winter of 08 with some of my “special” friends to research the book. He is a great guy to chat up and his meticulous research paid off as he crafted his spell binding tale. Experienced Afghan hands will recognize the authenticity in the details he uses to paint the backdrop of this excellent work.
But I have to put in a quick word in defense of Baba G. Baba G is, of course, a fictional character but were he not I can guarantee you that if he drank 11 beers in one night there is no way he would let a guy he admires and respects as much as he does Brad find all empties. Baba G would spread them around like frigging easter eggs so no one guy could get the evidence and put 2 and2 together. Baba G is way too sneaky to be caught operating outside the parameters of normal social mores – of that I am certain.