Though the early chapters of The Warlord’s Son are rife with clichés about tough foreign correspondents, Baltimore Sun reporter Fesperman soon recovers to crank out a first-rate geopolitical yarn. Shortly after 9/11, journalist Stanford J. Kelly (known to all as Skelly) persuades his bosses to pull him from a boring suburban beat so he can report on the hunt for Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan. His translator and guide is Najeeb, a Pakistani graduate of an American university who’s also an unwilling agent of his country’s intelligence service. The pair become ensnared in tribal rivalries and family feuds, further complicated by the intervention of U.S. forces (governmental and otherwise). Fesperman combines his strong eye for detail with bleak film-noir cynicism, managing to make plot twists that could have felt contrived seem depressingly believable.
The Warlord's Son Though the early chapters of The Warlord's Son are rife with clichés about tough foreign correspondents, Baltimore Sun reporter...The Warlord's SonFictionDan Fesperman Though the early chapters of The Warlord's Son are rife with clichés about tough foreign correspondents, Baltimore Sun reporter...2004-09-17Knopf
Genre: Fiction; Author: Dan Fesperman; Publisher: Knopf
Posted September 17 2004 — 12:00 AM EDT
- USA Women win soccer's World Cup: Celebs on Twitter say...
- 'Penny Dreadful' showrunner's postmortem on season finale: 'I’m just very proud of it'
- Kate Hudson gets patriotic, belts out the national anthem on Instagram
- 'Dukes of Hazzard' costar: TV Land wrong
- Keke Palmer previews 'Scream Queens'
- Empire State Building jams out to Grateful Dead with synchronized July 4 light show
- 'Back to the Future' turns 30: See the cast, then and now
- 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice': 6 EW exclusive photos
- Comic-Con 2015 preview: 10 panels we can't wait to see
- 'Seinfeld' faves: Where are they now?
- 14 high school movies that defined their year
- Rumer & Khloé, Usher, Cara Delevingne & More!