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Betrayal in the Casbah

Betrayal in the Casbah

It’s the early 2000s in the US embassy, Algiers. US military attaché and decorated fighter pilot Colonel Mitch Ross needs a dose of reality and relief from the constraints of the diplomatic life. He catches a break of sorts when he survives a brutal knife attack one evening after attending a diplomatic reception.

Nursed to health by the beautiful and mysterious Abella, Mitch returns to duty and is approached by the CIA with a covert mission: to rescue and bring home a downed American pilot being held by terrorists in Algiers. As he plans and prepares for the mission, Mitch and Abella become confidants and lovers, and Mitch discovers she is more than just a nurse working in a military hospital. Together with longtime friend and French colonel Yves Dureau and Mitch’s assistant, Army Warrant Officer Dave McQueen, Mitch and Abella will risk their lives to bring the American POW to safety.

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Pages: 318
Pub Date: 02-22-2022
Softcover: 19.95 9781646635658
Hardcover: 32.95 9781646635672


The reviews are in…

"Betrayal in the Casbah by Ted Kissel is an action-packed military fiction novel that will make you read the story again and again. The narrative of Betrayal in the Casbah by Ted Kissel felt almost too real, too natural to be fiction. It is hard to come across a military thriller that grabs the attention of readers and makes them stay until the end."

Rabia Tanveer, Readers' Favorite

Ted Kissel spent three decades as a military officer, retiring as a colonel. In the US Air Force, he was a decorated combat fighter pilot, commander of a NATO air base, a Pentagon leader, and finally a military diplomat working in many US embassies, including in Algeria. Ted has an MA in psychology from the University of North Dakota and a BA in English and political science from San Jose State University. He is a graduate of the Defense Intelligence Agency School of Diplomacy and Counterterrorism and attended the US State Department’s Defense Language Institute in Washington, DC.

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