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Summary The Mullah's Storm

The Mullah's Storm Read ↠ 104 è An extraordinary debut novel about courage and survival in Afghanistan written as only a man who has “been there and done that” could tell it A transport plane carrying an important Taliban detainee for interrogation is shot down in a blizzard over the Hindu Kush The storm makes rescue impossible and for two peoplAn extraordinary debut novel about courage and survival in Afghanistan written as only a man who has “been there and done that” could tell it A transport plane carrying an important Taliban detainee for interrogation is shot down in a blizzard over the Hindu Kush The storm makes rescue impossible and for two people navigator Micha. Major Michael Parson is the navigator on a C 130 Hercules transport plane that takes off from Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan into an approaching winter storm The cargo is a captured Mullah who is a high priority target in the war on terror Also on board is a female Army Sergeant who is serving as the interpreter It's a perfectly routine flight at least until an RPG slams into the plane and it crashes in the mountainous Hindu KushParson survives the crash although with a broken wrist The prisoner and Sergeant Gold also survive and Parson hustles them off the plane and into the bitter cold night before the Taliban can reach the downed plane rescue the captive Mullah and dispatch the two Americans doubtless in a very unpleasant wayOut of this dramatic opening scene Thomas W Young weaves a harrowing tale as Parson and Gold attempt to survive and retain control of their prisoner against overwhelming odds The storm is unprecedented and prevents any chance of an air rescue which would normally be routine The Taliban are in hot pursuit figuratively of course since the storm continues and the temperatures are below freezing In short things do not look goodThis is an engrossing story and to his credit Young takes it in ways that the reader might not expect Parson and Gold are on an incredible journey and the wise reader will want to bundle up to go along with them Even in the Arizona desert on a 75 degree day you can feel the cold and snow seeping out of the pages

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T All Parson and Gold have is each other to stay alive“When you write fiction your best work may come from what scares you the most” writes airman Thomas W Young “When I first flew to Afghanistan what scared me the most wasn’t the thought of getting shot down and killed It was the thought of getting shot down and not killed ?. 35 starsI got this book by way of the goodreads giveaway first reads thing awesome and so of course i had to read it It was free how could i not At first glance not really my kind of book It’s about a pilot who gets shot down in Afghanistan and has to get out with the only other survivors Sargent Gold a chick yay the translator and a mullah Islamic spiritual leader old completely hateable who's a prisoner and the reason the plane got shot down in the first place It’s set in the middle of winter so it’s not blazing heat they have to worry about its frostbite and hypothermia not what i was expectingIt was kinda obvious that this was the author's first book because the nitty gritty military he man speak was not smoothly integrated with the beautifully poetic descriptions of the landscape and characters But were necessary for the book's believability and readability but the transitions between the two could have been betterOver all surprisingly gripping and well worth the read

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The Mullah's StormEl Parson and a woman Army interpreter Sergeant Gold a battle for survival begins across some of the most forbidding terrain on earth against not only the hazards of nature but the treacheries of man the Taliban stalking them; the villagers whose loyalty is unknown; and a prisoner who would very much like the three of them to be caugh. Hmmmmm Well I did finish the book so it couldn't have been too bad but at the same time I couldn't tell you what it was about the story that kept me reading The main character Michael Parson felt realistic in a competent but definitely not always likeable way His female army interpreter companion was well written and highly competent in her own way but somehow still didn't uite work for me although I couldn't tell you why Perhaps part of my issue with the book was the plot which was well there wasn't a lot of it if you're used to multiple plot threads interweaving and intersecting to tell a story that's greater than the experiences of any one character In this book main character gets shot down while on a reasonably routine prisoner escort mission and has to survive and keep his prisoner alive until he can be rescued It really doesn't get much simpler than that although there are hints of other possible bigger plotlines they never really eventuateMaybe also it's because from my perspective the major plotline never really resolves itself I mean it kind of does but at the same time it doesn't And to be honest I found that a little disappointingOn top of that there's the bleakness of the situational context in which the story took place Don't get me wrong I get that the author was going for realism and drawing upon his own experiences and those of people he knew or knew of I understand that But the net result of that realism for me was a fairly depressing read that didn't actually leave me feeling as though I'd got anything out of reading itSo despite the fact that this is undoubtedly a good story and appears to come highly recommended by military folks who really truly do know whereof the author writes I've still rated this one pretty low simply because it wasn't a book that I personally enjoyed reading That's not to say it wasn't good it just wasn't so much a me story