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᠖ Good Over the Edge: The True Story of the Kidnap and Escape of Four Climbers in Central Asia to read online ᠼ Ebook Author Greg Child ᢢ

᠖ Good Over the Edge: The True Story of the Kidnap and Escape of Four Climbers in Central Asia to read online ᠼ Ebook Author Greg Child ᢢ ᠖ Good Over the Edge: The True Story of the Kidnap and Escape of Four Climbers in Central Asia to read online ᠼ Ebook Author Greg Child ᢢ A year before America woke to the madness of Islamic terrorism, four young American rock climbers were pulled directly into its line of fire on a rock climbing expedition 80 miles from Afghanistan Oblivious to the volatile mix of ethnic strife, drug smuggling, and militant Islam brewing there, the four had been seeking extreme adventure in the Yosemite Valley of Central Asia Greg Child gives a riveting chronicle of their capture by militants of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan linked to al Qaeda , who dragged them through six harrowing days of gun battles before the four made their dramatic escape As a veteran climber of the area and a seasoned writer, Child was uniquely qualified to write the story that refused to stop unfolding, scrupulously tracking the moments that led to the ultimate decision whether to kill to live and the firestorm of controversy and skepticism that surrounded the four on their return to a still ignorant America To learn the truth, Child even traveled to Kyrgyzstan with two of the climbers to face one of their captors Over the Edge is a charged and unforgettable look into the many faces of international terrorism and human nature itself Lesley ReedChild has everything he needs for an Ian Fleming type mountaineering drama a great setting in the Pamir Alai region of Kyrgyzstan a cast of quick witted American mountaineers three men and one woman a backdrop of drug trafficking, political instability and economic free for all Islamic mujahideen facing Uzbeki soldiers armed with naivete or Kalashnikovs, or both Unfortunately, Child Postcards from the Ledge left his talent for dialogue, description and sense of timing back at the magazine writer s base camp at 4,000 words The climbers were kidnapped and held for six days in August 2000, pawns of Muslim extremists on the border between Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan Despite full access to the climbers after their escape and rescue, and despite background knowledge from his own climbs in the region, Child s story is flat The dialogue is wooden, and Child tends to overexplain his characters motivations and psychic states Though he details some thrilling scenes, the psychological drama fizzles, and the momentum is slowed by Child s narrative about his own connection to the story which began as an assignment for Climbing magazine Even the obvious current relevance of kidnapping, Islamic politics and narco trafficking in these mountains doesn t quite compensate for storytelling problems and being just one John Krakauer style mountaineering adventure doesn t help, either Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc. Kindle edition by Jason Anspach, Nick Cole Download it once and read on your device, PC, phones or tablets Use features like bookmarks, note taking highlighting while readingGreg Child Wikipedia Greg Jump to navigation search born April is an Australian rock climber, mountaineer, author filmmaker He has authored several books Help us improve our Author Pages updating bibliography submitting a new current image biography Writer, Climber Home Facebook Childs American football March , former wide receiver After playing college for Arkansas he was drafted the Vikings in fourth round of NFL Draft Outside Online To inspire active participation world outside through award winning coverage sports, people, places, adventure, discoveries, health fitness, gear apparel, trends events IMDb Child, Camera Department Hole Wall known his work Spicks Specks All Saints Profiles View profiles people named Join Facebook connect with others you may know gives power share Unsigned Free Agent Player Profile player profile, game log, season stats, career recent news If play fantasy get breaking immerse yourself ultimate fan experience thegregchilds Instagram photos videos k Followers, Following, Posts See videos from Over the Edge: The True Story of the Kidnap and Escape of Four Climbers in Central Asia

 

    • Over the Edge: The True Story of the Kidnap and Escape of Four Climbers in Central Asia
    • 2.1
    • 95
    • Hardcover
    • 324 pages
    • B00UCF3YNS
    • Greg Child
    • English
    • 03 June 2016

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