COMING SOON TO A BOOKSTORE NEAR YOU!
The Book is written. Currently, it is undergoing an editing, validation and revision process.
When I first started writing this book, I thought it would be a difficult process. I read a couple of hundred biographies, memoirs and other accounts of current events. I collected my notes. I wrote down thoughts and ideas. I attended writing seminars and read books on writing.
When I finally sat down to write, it was a challenge. First, I didn’t know where to start. Should I start from the beginning. Should I write what came to me. Should I start with what came to mind.
I decided to write “out of order.” Meaning that I wrote what popped up first. Later, I put together an outline and started to place the pieces in chronological order.
The Amazing part of writing this book was that once I got into it, the flood gates opened. I started to remember events and experiences that I’d not thought about in years.
The book is essentially about my years mentoring the Afghan National Police. How we did it. What we did. What went right. What went wrong.
That didn’t seem enough, though. I felt that I could not simply start in Afghanistan in 2007. People would ask; “How did he get there?” What made him qualified to train Afghan Police?” “How did he get the job?” “What was the process by which he was hired?”
I added a preface of sorts. The years leading up to my being hired to train and mentor Afghans.
After all, these are valid questions. I was mentoring Senior Afghan Police officials on Logistics processes that would lead to a professionalization of their force. If….IF we did it right.
And that’s what the book is about.
Everything that went down. Who I trained. How they accepted that training. Corruption. Murder. Violence. Kidnapping and Ransom. Brigands and Fiends. Friendship and Laughter. Rockets and Bombs. Scandals. The people and places. The life and “adventures” of working with the Afghan National Police.
I’ll start shopping the book to Agents in mid-November. But if anyone reads this and is interested, please do not hesitate to drop an inquiry.
The road to truth is long, and lined the entire way with annoying bastards
I love you when you bow in your mosque,
kneel in your temple,
pray in your church.
For you and I are sons of one religion,
and it is the spirit.