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The laughing monsters / Denis Johnson.

By: Johnson, Denis, 1949- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookDescription: 228 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781846559358 (paperback); 1846559359 (paperback).Subject(s): North Atlantic Treaty Organization -- Officials and employees -- Fiction | Intelligence service -- Fiction | World politics -- Fiction | Africa -- Fiction
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'In this land of chaos and despair, all I can do is wish for magic armour and the power to disappear.'<br> <br> Freetown, Sierra Leone. A city of heat and dirt, of guns and militia. Alone in its crowded streets, Captain Roland Nair has been given a single assignment. He must find Michael Adriko - maverick, warrior, and the man who has saved Nair's life three times and risked it many more.<br> <br> The two men have schemed, fought and profited together in the most hostile regions of the world. But on this new level - espionage, state secrets, treason - their loyalties will be tested to the limit.<br> <br> This is a brutal journey through a land abandoned by the future - a journey that will lead them to meet themselves not in a new light, but in a new darkness.

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NATO intelligence officer Roland Nair is assigned to find Michael Adriko, who is AWOL from the U.S. Special Forces and probably involved in illegal activities in West Africa. Adriko, who in the past has worked with Nair on questionable moneymaking schemes, has invited Nair to his African village to attend his wedding to Davidia, a beautiful but naïve American. The three embark on a dangerous, calamity-filled trip through brutal and lawless areas of the continent. Scott Shepherd does an excellent job reading the book, flawlessly alternating between American and African accents and bringing out the horror of an exploited African population. Verdict The Laughing Monsters, reminiscent of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, is recommended for all libraries.-Ilka Gordon, Beachwood, OH © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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