The Anvil of the Craftsman
Paperback: 328 pages
Publisher: Single Candle Pres (April 11, 2012)
Kindle: 782 KB
Publisher: Single Candle Press; 20150318 edition (December 9, 2011)
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Anvil of the Craftsman is the first book in a political action/thriller trilogy and is free!
From the blurb:
A doctoral candidate in Theological Studies accepts recruitment by a friend in the U.S. State Department for an initiative to the most troublesome province in 2006 Iraq. The many challenges of nation building expand the mission from diplomacy to a survival situation as local and international interests position themselves to oppose a State Department initiative: one vital to progress in an uncertain theater.
Terrorism and counter-terror operations threaten to keep the team from leaving the relative safety of Baghdad. Until, that is, a former USAF Special Tactics operative hunting the men who want to kill them draws duty as their protector. The simple questions posed during a tribal council threaten provincial and regional stability; the conclusions reached explode into a clash of faith, loyalty, schism and betrayal that will help shape the future of two nations.
** "Anvil" was honored at the 2013 Best of the Independent eBook Awards with recognition for Best Editing and was also named the Runner-up in both Best Action/Adventure and Best Villain. The Revised and Expanded Edition includes a Bonus Chapter.
Reviewed by VM on December 21, 2016