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The Somali Doctrine [Kindle Edition]

James Grenton

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A lone man lies disfigured and dying by the roadside in the arid plains of northern Somalia...

Thousands of refugees are found massacred in a camp next to the Ethiopian border...

A convoy vanishes on its way to distribute food aid...

Rumours circulate that Somali militia are responsible, but Interpol agent Jim Galespi suspects the truth is even more sinister. Sent undercover to Somalia to investigate, he soon finds himself pitted against the two madmen who have taken control of Universal Action, the world's largest NGO.

Galespi's quest to uncover the truth about Universal Action and the unfolding tragedy in Somalia throws him into the centre of an international conspiracy that threatens to engulf Africa and the Western world.

From the deserts of Somaliland, the slums of Nairobi and the ruins of Mogadishu to the plush hotels of Cape Town all the way to the UK government in London, the race is on to stop disaster from striking again.

And again.

And again.

Intricate and fast paced, The Somali Doctrine is an intelligent action adventure in the vein of Michael Crichton.


About the author: After spending 15 years in the international development sector, James Grenton burst onto the writing scene with his debut novel, The Somali Doctrine. His three other novels are also available on Kindle.

About the Author

James Grenton graduated from Oxford University with a BA in History and Economics and then obtained an MSC in Business Studies. He started his career in financial journalism before moving to the international development sector, where he worked for 15 years and travelled extensively across Africa, Asia and Latin America. He was also the CEO of a fast-growing NGO and has an MA in Journalism and a PhD in Sociology. His passions are social issues and writing.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 677 KB
  • Print Length: 334 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: ITP (May 16 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0052U9LXA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #479,115 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, thrilling plot, strong message: a must read! June 11 2011
By Max Krispel - Published on
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The Somali Doctrine is a gripping novel which I highly recommend. From Mogadishu, Addis Ababa, to Paris, London, Johannesburg and Nairobi, the plot never slackens, as you are taken into the sinister plot involving Somali militias, mercenary forces and non governmental organizations.

This is also a novel with a message. James Grenton portrays the negative impact on Africa of organizations (militias, mercenary forces, but also NGOs) that are unaccountable to the societies they operate in, with their own agenda and serving their own interests.
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A gripping read - more please! July 7 2011
By Simon T Nield - Published on
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I have always been a fan of Robert Ludlum's earlier books; you could almost feel the pain suffered by his characters, making their inevitable brutal revenge all the more sweet. Grenton's characters are certainly made to suffer, but this is a more grown-up affair than Ludlum's Bourne trilogy - probably a reflection of the moral ambiguity of the modern world in contrast to the clear distinctions of the Cold War. There are no forgone conclusions here, and this is not a comfortable ride for the reader; there are some genuinely shocking moments, and it is hard not to feel tainted by the corruption and compromise of the main characters and events.
I hope there's more where this came from.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars NGO bad guys Dec 28 2012
By Eric Harper - Published on
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Action and brutal killings. Though fictional, it gave a slight jab at big NGO's, which wasn't necessarily a bad thing.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Repetitive, Dastardly Oct. 27 2012
By Nirad Oknamor - Published on
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The ideas and energy going into this book were probably not very good to begin with. Too bad the author waits till half way through this so so book to spit his vitriol toward the political right. Would have turned me off if he did it to the left as well.
Actually it wasn't even " so so." It was ridiculously easy to know what happens well before the action takes place. Oh and the action I speak of is your typical third grade style of writing on fighting. Can't believe I finished this, thank God, hope that g word offends Mr Grenton, I got this for free.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Liked the story idea,but.... May 9 2012
By Teresa M - Published on
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I liked that this was set in Africa and talked about NGOs and getting aid to parts of Africa. The part is did not like was Harry being everywhere and having connections to everyone and everything! REALLY?! It just spoiled the story that no matter where the characters went....Harry was waiting. Even if he had been half-way across the world. I really liked the character from the camp and his seemed the most realistic. I finished the book just because...I am glad I got it for free. I would have been upset if I had paid for it.

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