By Anthony Neil Smith
Whilst of the dual Cities' “Lost Boys” younger Somali males drafted to struggle for terrorists again within the fatherland kill a couple of law enforcement officials on his domestic turf, detective Ray Bleeker is left devastated. one of many useless police officers used to be his girlfriend.
The research grinds to a halt whilst he discovers that the younger murderers have fled to Somalia to struggle within the insurgent military. He's at his wits' finish until eventually the daddy of 1 of the men, an ex-gang chief known as Mustafa, comes trying to find solutions. Bleeker and Mustafa shape an uneasy alliance, teaming as much as aid carry the men again home.
But little do they be aware of what Somalia has in shop for them.
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All the Young Warriors by Anthony Neil Smith