By Nick McDonell
Mike Teak has a vintage Harvard profile. He’s a twenty-five-year-old scholar/athlete from an upper-class relatives who was once recruited by way of his godfather to paintings for a U.S. intelligence employer. On a covert project in a Somali village, he can provide money and mobile phones to Hatashil, a mythical orphan warrior grew to become insurgent chief. It’s a regimen task until eventually, mins when they meet, the village is decimated via a missile attack, and even though Mike escapes, his existence is modified forever.
Echoing throughout continents, the attack disrupts professor Susan Lowell, who has simply received a Pulitzer Prize for her e-book celebrating Hatashil. additionally shaken is Lowell’s student,
David Ayan, who was once born within the distinct village a global clear of Harvard’s so much particular ultimate membership, the Porcellian, that is relationship him and Jane, the shrewdpermanent, risk-taking daughter of East Coast cash who’s drowsing with him. David Ayan struggles together with his id and Susan Lowell struggles opposed to rumors approximately her courting with Hatashil, who has been accused of ordering the village bloodbath. however it is Mike Teak who faces a dangerous strugglebecause whilst he discovers a terrible conspiracy he instantly realizes that he has develop into expendable, with nowhere to run and nobody to belief.
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An Expensive Education by Nick McDonell