mostraligabue
» » The Prisoner of Guantanamo

ePub The Prisoner of Guantanamo download

by Dan Fesperman

ePub The Prisoner of Guantanamo download
Author:
Dan Fesperman
ISBN13:
978-1846324659
ISBN:
0340896809
Language:
Publisher:
Hodder & Stoughton Ltd; lg edition (2006)
Category:
Subcategory:
Genre Fiction
ePub file:
1584 kb
Fb2 file:
1905 kb
Other formats:
txt lit azw docx
Rating:
4.9
Votes:
690

Also by dan fesperman. In recent months there had been more construction, as they built barracks for the troops guarding the prisoners.

Also by dan fesperman. If Vargas hadn’t known what they were up to, it might have made him nervous seeing so many new arrivals. They now outnumbered his own garrison in Boquerón-a town that had been renamed Mártires de la Frontera, even though everyone still used the old name-by more than two to one.

It was a toss-up as to what was the greater hazard-violating Cuban airspace or plunging into the Caribbean. Yet everyone always seemed to arrive in one piece. Yet everyone always seemed to arrive in one piece he airstrip’s cavernous pink hangar, where Falk waited with General Trabert alongside the group commanders for detention and intelligence. Joining them were a few mechanics and an active cloud of midges. It was their feeding time, and Falk slapped one on his neck.

Dan Fesperman’s award-winning novels have transported readers to the heart of some of the world’s most volatile places: Yugoslavia during the Balkan Wars in Lie in the Dark and The Small Boat of Great Sorrows ( A new standard fo. .

Dan Fesperman’s award-winning novels have transported readers to the heart of some of the world’s most volatile places: Yugoslavia during the Balkan Wars in Lie in the Dark and The Small Boat of Great Sorrows ( A new standard for war-based thrillers - Los Angeles Times).

The Prisoner of Guantanamo book. So begins Dan Fesperman’s THE PRISONER OF GUANTANAMO, a book that will capture the reader’s attention immediately and maintain interest as the plot One night along the Cuban coast that adjoins the United States naval base at Guantanamo a body washes ashore. The body that of an American serviceman is found by a Cuban police officer on patrol. The officer rushes down the hill to chase away an iguana, recognizes that the body he has located is American and realizes how important his find is.

The Prisoner of Guantanamo. War correspondent Fesperman, the winner of the CWA's John Creasey Memorial Dagger Award, shines the light of his insider's knowledge into the dark corners of Jordan and Jerusalem in his gripping fifth thriller. When the body of an American soldier is discovered in Cuban waters near the . detention facility at Guantánamo, Revere Falk, a former FBI agent, is reassigned from his job interrogating an accused al-Qaeda operative to investigate the soldier's mysterious death. Falk soon finds himself in a deadly game of intrigue that stretches from the charged waters of Guantánamo Bay to the polished halls of Washington. Fesperman, aBaltimore Sun reporter whose stints as a foreign war correspondent in Bosnia and Afghanistan added verisimilitude to his earlier spy novels (. Читать весь отзыв.

Dan Fesperman is already the winner of the CWA John Creasey and the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger awards. This, his fourth book, will surely be hailed as his best yet. show more.

Great Premise The premise of this book, which is slowly revealed, is eerie and topical in my view. It's a fast moving story, laying out the next great conspiracy theory waiting to come public. I think it's Fesperman's best to date. by. Fesperman, Dan, 1955-. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

Revere Falk - FBI veteran, Arabic speaker - is an interrogator at Gitmo, assigned to a hold-out, a Yemeni prisoner who may have valuable information about al Qaeda. But these duties are temporarily suspended when the body of an American soldier is found washed ashore in Cuban territory. No American has ever turned up dead on the wrong side of the fence before. Suddenly, Cold War tension is back and Falk finds himself at the heart of it when he s put in charge of the investigation into the death. Almost immediately he senses an unusual level of interest in the proceedings: from his commander, from the Cubans, and from the various factions of the military. And when the Defense Intelligence Agency unexpectedly sends its own team to reinforce the investigation, Falk understands that there is much more at stake than anybody is willing to say. Now, he is drawn into a game of evasion and pursuit, a game whose stakes spike dangerously when a figure from his past reappears - someone who knows secrets about him that he had hoped were buried forever."
  • The FBI sends Agent Revere Falk to Guantanamino Bay as an Arabic translator since he is proficient in communicating in that language. His specific assignment involves a Yemeni prisoner Adnan with questionable ties to al-Qaeda. However, his efforts to break Adnan halts at least for now when the corpse of an American NCO washes onto beach on the Cuban side of the barrier.

    Pressure mounts on Falk to finish his investigation immediately as the military wants this incident to go away. Other demands also rise from a surprising local source that knows of Falk's indiscretions (double agent) as a young marine years ago. Though he keeps digging, hints of culpability are tossed at him like Improvised Explosive Devices as someone like him must take the fall; rank has its privileges nor will it be those connected.

    This is a terrific thriller that provides readers with an insightful look at Gitmo from what seems an insider's perspective. The descriptions are so detailed and powerful. The prime investigation plot and the fascination with the prison is the star draw. Fans will appreciate this deep look at Guantanamano Bay inside a fine whodunit or perhaps better said is a fine whodunit inside a deep prison tour.

    This story is excellently written. It balances well character, plot, tone, tension, foreshadowing, and resolution. Its tension depends on the reader's belief that the FBI hero's investigation into a probable homicide could be undermined from "above"--State Department, Defense, CIA, the Marine commander of Guantanamo, Cuban intelligence directorate, or his lover. The reader never knows which side is the ascendant.

    It has a sophisticated and original plot that is still easy to understand and doesn't grate for pretentious complexity. I thought the allusion to certain recent historical figures was brilliantly done and the build-up towards them is exquisite. It's got nice human touches with details of personal relationship's Falk has developed. The ambiguities in these relationships add to the realism, the suspense and to the quality of the book. "Prisoner..." has great twists-turns-and-turn-around-against to leave you dizzy yet enthralled. It is very rare in a thriller that I read thru to the very last page and still really care what's going on - in this case I absolutely did.

  • This author is definitely getting better and is beginning to remind me of Alan Furst but Fesperman positions his work in more contemporary settings and events. Here in his fourth, he takes the reader to Guantánamo Bay where we follow translator Revere Falk, an FBI interrogator. His past as a young, naive Marine plays an integral role that involves Cuban intelligence. This plot intersects with the American Intelligence community, Al-Qaeda, and the war on terrorism to create a layered mystery. It intrigues, the characters are believable and suitably suspicious, and the pace brisk enough. There is also sufficient detail to add credibility and this reflects the author's past as a hot-spot journalist who chased the true story. I look forward to reading his next book, The Amateur Spy.

  • ...characters were all over the map. Throughout, there is a nagging undercurrent of cynicism, author dislike of the military, and a barely disguised but typical liberal journalist contempt for conservatives. I stuck it out as it was an imaginative (if implausible) storyline, but my eyes were rolling at the subtle editorial commentary. It just got annoying.

  • If details are true,just the description of what happens there if of interest. The plot is slow coming and very unusual. The end could be a bit simplified.
    I did read the book with interest

  • This is a slow-ish starter, with the personality of the key character seemingly changing mid-way as sentiment for home and family enter the story towards the end it loses some bite, but a good ride nevertheless, and interesting in light of current events in this base.

    One of a number of recent books that demonstrate, in the context of the story, how paranoia works, re U.S. fears of terrorists under the bedskirts.

  • This story is excellently written. It balances well character, plot, tone, tension, foreshadowing, and resolution. Its tension depends on the reader's belief that the FBI hero's investigation into a probable homicide could be undermined from "above"--State Department, Defense, CIA, the Marine commander of Guantanmo, Cuban intelligence directorate, or his lover. The reader never knows which side is ascendant, or where the hero is going to land. His personal isolation is symbolized near the end in his solo navigation of a stolen motorboat from Guantanamo to an uninhabited lighthouse island elsewhere in the Caribbean, through a tropical storm.

    I thought this was a terrific book. So did The Economist, which reviewed this in August 2006 and recommended it.

  • It was written very well, and enjoyed the characters.

  • The book was not very interesting and di not have a real story line. The ending was strange to me.