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  • 09/2018
  • 9780982970706
  • 344 pages
  • $14.99
The Benghazi Affair
Retired CIA case officer extraordinaire, Stone Waverly, is contentedly caring for his motherless children and teaching precocious middle schoolers, when out of the blue, duty calls once again. Within hours, he finds himself leading a team of covert operators in treacherous revolutionary Benghazi during the Arab Spring. Battling Gaddafi loyalists, and purportedly allied jihadists, he surreptitiously hunts for a terrifying weapon before it can be unleashed on the US homeland. Can he prevail where nothing is as it seems, despite severe injury, unsettling events at home, captivity in a chamber of horrors, and betrayal by a compatriot? The odds are stacked against him and time is running out.
Plot/Idea: 6 out of 10
Originality: 7 out of 10
Prose: 6 out of 10
Character/Execution: 5 out of 10
Overall: 6.00 out of 10

Assessment:

Plot: Wilson's storyline is driven by raw tension and high stakes covert actions. The swiftly moving narrative is largely plot driven, with a focus on international terrorism, patriotism, religious conviction, and vengeance-seeking.

Prose: Wilson writes with fluency about the duties of an American operative and the socio-political climate of the moment, with lengthy descriptions of crossfire leavened by frank dialogue between operatives.

Originality: The concept of an accomplished member of the CIA coming out of retirement to face an enemy force is a familiar one. Yet Wilson introduces a protagonist with intriguing circumstances and familial obligations.

Character Development: Character interiority is minimal, with little psychological development on the part of the main character. Readers are offered a modest glimpse of the protagonist's home life but may fail to fully grasp his motivations.

Date Submitted: June 01, 2018

Reviews
Leslie Sabbagh, Public Diplomacy Officer and US Advisor (Iraq and Afghanistan, 2

The Benghazi Affair is an excellent read! Once again Steven E. Wilson blends the worlds of covert operations and intelligence, combining history, culture and action in a compelling thriller that could leap from today’s headlines.

News
06/01/2018
"The Benghazi Affair" Audio Book Narrated by Jeff Hoyt

The Benghazi Affair by Steven E. Wilson will also be an audio book narrated by Jeff Hoyt and produced by Cedar House Audio. Publication date 9/1/2018.

Formats
PAPERBACK AND E-B0OK Details
  • 09/2018
  • 9780982970706
  • 344 pages
  • $14.99

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