Sunday, September 22, 2019

Six thrillers set during the first Gulf War

Siri Mitchell is the author of over a dozen novels. She has also written two novels under the pseudonym of Iris Anthony. She graduated from the University of Washington with a business degree and has worked in various levels of government.

Mitchell's newest novel is State of Lies.

One of her six favorite thrillers set during the first Gulf War, as shared at CrimeReads:
American Hero (reissued as Wag the Dog), by Larry Beinhart (1993)

This book scandalized the nation by calling into question the motives of politicians who lead countries into war. With the kismet of great timing, the book was published just as the public mood in the U.S. was turning from unquestioning patriotism to cynicism. He described war as an orchestrated production that might primarily serve not to free a country from an oppressor, but to re-elect a president.
Read about another book on the list.

Wag the Dog is among Megan Wasson's ten best classic political novels and Michael Kempner's five best books on public relations.

--Marshal Zeringue