SHORTLISTED FOR THE CWA STEEL DAGGER FOR THRILLER OF THE YEAR
Dropping into the smoky chaos of Peshawar after 9/11, Skelly, a burned-out American foreign correspondent, discovers that to survive he will need a 'fixer': a local man who speaks English, knows the area and who can both save his skin and take him to the action. And for every journalist in Peshawar, the real action is across the border in Afghanistan.
Skelly chooses the banished son of a tribal warlord, Najeeb, who is smart, connected - and tarnished. Soon they are driving into the mountains where fiercely territorial battles are still fought. But Skelly is not concerned with the small-scale brutality of such rivalries. His quest is for the scoop of a lifetime: tracking down the one man the whole world is seeking.
And Najeeb, torn by divided loyalties, must find the way for both of them to survive in a land where a single misstep - or lapse of trust - can prove fatal...show more