- Title: The Kurdish Connection
- Author: Randall Krzak
- Genre: Literature, Fiction, Military, Thriller
- Length: 356 pages
- Publication Date: February 5, 2017
The Kurdish Connection – Synopsis
KURDISH SCAVENGERS UNCOVER A CACHE OF NERVE GAS IN IRAQ AND OFFER THEM TO KURDISH FIGHTERS IN TURKEY. THE SPECIAL OPERATIONS BEDLAM ALPHA TEAM MUST SECURE THE WEAPONS BEFORE THEY CAN BE USED.
In their daily struggle for survival, Iraqi Kurdish scavengers uncover a cache of chemical weapons. They offer the weapons to Kurdish rebels in Turkey and Syria to assist in their quest to free an imprisoned leader and create a unified homeland. After receiving a tip from an unlikely source, the newly formed Special Operations Bedlam team is called to arms. Can the team recover the weapons before it’s too late?
“The Kurdish Connection—a compelling read. A story of friendship, danger and intrigue.” — Ann Everett, Amazon Best Selling Author.
“… Randall’s authentic voice adds a powerful push to keep a reader turning the pages.” — Janet Taylor-Perry, author of The Raiford Chronicles, The Legend of Draconis Saga, and April Chastain Intrigues.
“Topical – Engaging – Intriguing – Powerful … A real page turner.” — Rikon Gaites, author of Mummy’s Little Soldier and Darius Odenkirk.
“… Randall Krzak brings his wealth of experience living in this troubled part of the world and his military knowledge to bear in this exciting story…” — John L. DeBoer, author of When the Reaper Comes.
“… a journey full of history, suspense, intrigue, and action…a MUST READ for all!” — Les Stahl, Retired NSA Executive.
“… Readers need to fasten their seatbelts for a fast-paced tale made believable by a writer who knows what he’s writing about.” — Preston Holtry, author of the Morgan Westphal mystery series and the Arrius trilogy (forthcoming).
“A behind the scenes story, ripped from today’s headlines deepening the reader’s understanding of an ancient strife … filled with the sights and smells of the market place and secret meetings, the reader is admitted to the secret heart, the desperate longings of those that must fight and win, or see continued subjugation by their masters…” — Oliver F. Chase, author of Camelot Games, Levant Mirage, Blind Marsh, and Marsh Island.
About the Author
I’m a U.S. Army veteran and retired senior civil servant, spending thirty years in Europe, Africa, Central America, and the Middle East. My residency abroad qualifies me to build rich worlds in my action-adventure novels and short stories. Familiar with customs, laws, and social norms, I promote these to create authentic characters and scenery.
My first novel, The Kurdish Connection, was published in 2017, and the sequel, Dangerous Alliance, was released in November 2018. Both placed in the 2018 Global Thriller Book Awards sponsored by Chanticleer International Book Awards, with The Kurdish Connection finishing as a semi-finalist and Dangerous Alliance being selected as one of seven first in category winners. The third novel in the series, Carnage in Singapore, was recently submitted to my publisher. Work on my fourth novel in the series, Ultimate Escalation, is underway.
I also penned A Dangerous Occupation, a winning entry in the August 2016 Wild Sound Writing and Film Festival Review short story category.
I hold a general Master in Business Administration (MBA) and a MBA with an emphasis in Strategic Focus, both from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland. My wife, Sylvia, six cats, and I currently reside in Dunfermline, Scotland. I’m originally from Michigan, while Sylvia is a proud Scot.
In addition to writing, I enjoy hiking, reading, candle making, pyrography, and sightseeing.
Follow my writing journey on my website, randallkrzak.com. Thanks for dropping in. Your support is always appreciated!