Read: Missionaries

I found Phil Klay a few years ago when he landed with a boom from his book “Redeployment.” This time around he returns with another boom while delivering “Missionaries,” a tale about the connected world of killing. Klay is an Iraq War veteran and the region is but one of the interconnected stories. Colombia is where this book shines, however. Fighters, journalists, and innocent civilians mix in the toxic environment of war and all its intimacies. The book shows the clear links between geopolitical nonsense designed to be opaque and the real-world tragedy that occurs when this scenario unfolds on a global scale. Get it, read it.

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