New Silk Road: A Novel of Central Asia

New Silk Road: A Novel of Central Asia (Paperback)

By Brooks Tenney 
R 1,093
R 1,419
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1425118364
EAN: 9781425118365
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 308
Publish Date: 2007-10-22
Binding: Paperback
Sold by Ingram ( Average Ratings: Rating of 4.2 out of 5 Rating of 4.2 out of 5 Rating of 4.2 out of 5 Rating of 4.2 out of 5 Rating of 4.2 out of 5 )
Ships in 5 - 7 Days. ( FREE Shipping in India )
Ships to India.
Check Delivery to my Area

Description

The ancient Silk Road - a web of trade routes - once linked Imperial China with the west; Rome and beyond. Today Toyota and Mitsubishi trucks carry heroin and weapons instead of silk. Across Central Asia multiple players pursue diverse objectives. Sociopathic Russian Mafia chief Arkady wants to recreate the lifestyle of Mongol chieftains. Val, his subordinate, wishes to create a drug network operating with the efficiency of UPS or FedEx. American college professor Walt, a trans-tibial amputee from fighting in Afghanistan, wants to excel in the field of Central Asian studies. His wife, Flo, wants to be married to a man with both original legs. Tara, Walt's graduate student, wants to seduce him and, if possible, make him love her. Mira, a Romanian whore, wants to be wanted. In Turkmenistan, President for Life, Saparmurat Niyazov, wants to become a legend and has written a book he hopes will rival the Qur'an, Bible or Mein Kampf. Central Asian Silk Road countries sit astride vast reserves of oil and gas. Every industrialized nation wants access to pipelines or shipping routes. Chinese oilman Wu wants a pipeline survey. Several U.S. agencies want to stop or disrupt the flow of heroin and opium. They'd like to learn how to intercept drugs in route. Landlocked Central Asian nations - former satellites of the USSR - have residual stocks of conventional weapons and WMD. Old routes that once carried silk, porcelain, religion, culture and language by camel, now transport drugs, weapons, slaves and smuggled goods - by truck and train. Walt, the academic, is persuaded to lead a team of bogus colleagues into Central Asia to uncover drug routes constructed by Russian Mafioso, who employ Americanbusiness methods and Indian computer expertise. Welcome to the New Silk Road! Vast; and unpredictable!
show moreless

Specification

Title: New Silk Road: A Novel of Central Asia
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Author: Brooks Tenney
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1425118364
EAN: 9781425118365
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 308
Publish Date: 2007-10-22
Binding: Paperback

Disclaimer

  • The book summary and image may be of a different edition or binding of the same title.
  • Book reviews are added by registered customers. They need not necessarily buy book.
  • These books are NOT available for reading online or for free download in PDF or ebook format.
  • Price can change due to reprinting, price change by publisher or sourcing cost change for imported books.
  • www.infibeam.com/Books is the biggest online bookstore in India for sale of books at best price - fiction, literature, audiobooks, study guides, novels, story books, rare books, textbooks and books by popular authors. These are available in various editions and bindings e.g. paperback and at best discount.


Great Value

Safe Payment

Shop With
Confidence

24/7 Help Center

Free & Easy Return

Get Discounts & Offers
Stay Connected
Copyright © 2007-2017 Infibeam.com and Affiliates
Site is up