The Black Silk Road
The Black Silk Road connects the dots across the world landscape illuminating in harrowing clarity the path to 9/11. A French journalist who’d covered the Afghan war is assassinated and a child brutally maimed over evidence of U S. weapons provided to the Middle East amounting to billions of dollars paid for by heroin. Eight years later, in 1998, the journalist’s young American widow comes to Pakistan in a search for the truth, only to find herself trapped in a dangerous world of nuclear tests, terrorist attacks, covert intelligence operations, corporate power chess, attempted assassinations, and murder. And also finds that she is, once again, in love.
What emerges is a rich and sensitive exploration of the Islamic culture of today as it collides with the West. The Black Silk Road gives terrorism a human face, treating the terrorism perpetrated by the Islamic East, in as honest, real, and even-handed manner, as the terrorism of the corporate, covert-intelligence-driven, militarized West.