My five years working Afghanistan as a diplomat got under my skin for life. So, I wrote a novel, TRIBE, which delves into two of tribal groupings: Afghans and the U.S. Power Establisment.
CIA ops officer Harry Brennan put months of careful planning into Operation TALISMAN, aimed at giving a knockout blow to al-Qaeda in Afghanistan.  Then CIA headquarters shuts down TALISMAN with no explanation.  As he investigates why, Harry, a rebel at heart, runs afoul of the CIA's leadership and the White House as he gets in the way of a huge oil deal, one that promises to ensure a President's re-election, troop withdrawal from Afghanistan and vast wealth to the oilmen who are behind the plot.  Harry's life is in danger.  Worse, so is that of his daughter, Laurie, who is kidnapped by Islamist terrorists in Yemen.  Harry Brennan sets out to expose a conspiracy and in doing so, save his daughter's life. . .

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