A cynical Special Ops turned Security guy, a naive Christian aide worker, and an embittered young man are brought together in Kabul, Afghanistan. Jeanette explores the issues of culture, religion, and politics with a sensitive, but realistic, touch. Even though the story is fictional, her writing enabled me to see and understand each character's behavior and motivation.
The book portrays the city as teetering on a sharp edge between peace and violence. Small, incremental events, as well as sudden crises, created a growing dread. How could this unbearable tension and conflict be resolved? The climax had me glued to my chair until I ran out of pages.
Veiled Freedom is a must-read book for suspense lovers, as well as those interested in world affairs. I'd read another Jeanette Windle book in a heartbeat.