The American Mission

The American Mission

Book - 2014
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A disgraceed former State Department star starts over at a Congo mining facility that's being oppressed by corrupt interests.
Publisher: New York :, G.P. Putnam's Sons,, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780399165702
Characteristics: viii, 421 pages ; 24 cm


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Sep 10, 2017

A good read for a very little know subject matter. Ending was known almost from the beginning but Palmer makes this enjoyable.

Nov 19, 2016

Outlines the struggles of the African continent quite accurately.

akasq Sep 29, 2014

This is MATTHEW PALMER first
novel ,WOW what a start!
With a full knowledge of the subject,
woven with great storytelling, makes
it all the more enjoyable.

ChristchurchLib Aug 10, 2014

"Inspired by the author's years with the U.S. Foreign Service, this debut follows a State Department diplomat who loses his security clearance over a massacre in Darfur. But an opportunity in the Congo might turn things around for him -- at least until he discovers that shady Consolidated Mining wants to destroy part of the area in search of profits, and isn't going to let a tiny village stop them. "First-rate fiction," says Kirkus Reviews, thanks in part to author Matthew Palmer's firm grasp of Congolese issues and the intricacies of political diplomacy. Palmer's name may ring a bell; though The American Mission is his debut, both his brother Daniel and his late father Michael are well-known thriller writers." Thrillers and Suspense August 2014 newsletter

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