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By Nick McDonell

ISBN-10: 0802144810

ISBN-13: 9780802144812

Mike Teak has a vintage Harvard profile. He’s a twenty-five-year-old scholar/athlete from an upper-class family members who was once recruited by way of his godfather to paintings for a U.S. intelligence organisation. On a covert undertaking in a Somali village, he provides money and cellphones to Hatashil, a mythical orphan warrior grew to become insurgent chief. It’s a regimen project till, mins when they meet, the village is decimated via a missile attack, and even if Mike escapes, his existence is modified forever.

Echoing throughout continents, the attack disrupts professor Susan Lowell, who has simply gained a Pulitzer Prize for her booklet celebrating Hatashil. additionally shaken is Lowell’s student,
David Ayan, who used to be born within the designated village an international clear of Harvard’s so much particular ultimate membership, the Porcellian, that's relationship him and Jane, the shrewdpermanent, risk-taking daughter of East Coast cash who’s dozing with him. David Ayan struggles along with his id and Susan Lowell struggles opposed to rumors approximately her courting with Hatashil, who has been accused of ordering the village bloodbath. however it is Mike Teak who faces a dangerous struggle—because while he discovers a terrible conspiracy he instantly realizes that he has turn into expendable, with nowhere to run and not anyone to belief.

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