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Guardian Book Review – The Kurdish Connection

Michigan author Randall Krzak’s recently released novel titled The Kurdish Connection is a fast-paced Middle East tale filled with intriguing characters and a plot brimming with such vivid imagery the reader will become engrossed in an adventure on the other side of the world. The Kurdish Connection centers on the story of Iraqi Kurdish scavengers, who in their daily struggle for survival, uncover a cache of chemical weapons.


According to Krzak’s website, www.randallkrzak.com, these Iraqi Kurdish scavengers “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 form an unlikely source, the newly formed Special Operations Bedlam team is called to arms. Cant he team recover the weapons before it’s too late?”

The Kurdish Connection is Krzak’s debut thriller and will be part of a four-book series. Krzak is a U.S. Army veteran and retired senior civil servant, spending almost 30 years in Europe, Africa, Central America, and the Middle East; Krzak’s knowledge of the Middle East has offered him a firsthand glimpse into a war-torn region making him an expert at creating authentic characters and bringing this area of the world to life. When an international team is sent on an impossible mission, readers will find themselves rooting for the Special Operations Bedlam team to successfully locate and secure numerous sarin gas canisters before these chemical weapons fall into the wrong hands. Concurrently, readers will also be silently urging some of the Iraqi Kurdish scavengers to make the right decision.

Krzak’s military knowledge has aided him in crafting a believable and powerful story. Secret meetings and a desire for revenge contribute to the intrigue as the Kurds struggle to have their own homeland. Krzak takes his readers on a journey that will leave them wondering if this tale really did happen—or could something similar occur in today’s world?

For ordering information, to schedule an interview with the author, and to learn more about The Kurdish Connection and additional upcoming books, please email author Randall Krzak at rjkrcak@yahoo.com, or visit his website at www.randallkrzak.com.

© Copyright 2017 The Lakeshore Guardian, May 2017, Volume 19, Issue 3, Page 3.

Randall's Ramblings

The Kurdish Connection

Have you read my debut novel yet?

untitledPerhaps these comments by Amazon reviewers might tempt you:

Exciting New Author – When Kurdish scavengers uncover a deadly hoard left over from Saddam Hussein’s armoury, they see the chance to fight against oppression of their people. Unfortunately, the stash includes canisters of deadly sarin gas, which, in the wrong hands, can unleash unspeakable suffering on innocent people. Bedlam Alpha, an international team formed to prevent conflict, must recover the cylinders which are now hidden in multiple locations throughout politically tense Syria and Turkey.

Randall Krzak’s debut novel contains all the elements of a powerful thriller. A crack international team. An impossible mission. Terrifying stakes. But this is not just another thriller; Randall’s intimate knowledge of the Middle East makes this a fascinating read. He has a talent for bringing people and places to life, and has left me with a better understanding of the mentality that fuels conflict in this troubled region. This is an author to watch, and I look forward to his next novel. Jill Thornhill

An Excellent Read – I enjoyed the characters and fast pace. I look forward to reading the sequel. The author did a great job. Gestalt

A Must Read! – This is one of the best foreign thrillers I’ve read. This fast paced thriller set in the Middle East, it’s an awakening of the cruelty bestowed upon the Kurdish people, who survived the Halabja Chemical Attack ordered by Saddam Hussein in 1988. Many years later, the emotional scars flowed deeper than the physical. It provides an understanding why they demand a rebellion. Some will find this well written book one of terrorism, I appreciated the humanistic approach and how the special operators diligently tracked them down to stop a civil war to realize these men want what the rest of us have. Freedom. Lone360

Please to Finally … – had the opportunity to read this before it came out, and I thought, well Brad Thor, move over. The headlines of late certainly make me think RK has a wide understanding of the conflicts and put them forth quite well. Pleased to finally get it into my cart so I can read it again. Cmahoney

A Great Read – This book had lots of action and plenty of twists and turns. The author has great details that put you right into the culture. It shows differing perspectives that shed light on humanity. Nicely done! Callie

Outstanding Debut! – Very apropos to today & Randy really knows his stuff. Well-written and thought-provoking. Worth every second of reading time. Get your copy today! This is an outstanding debut. I hope to read more from this author. mom5kidz

Great Book – Outstanding book. I read this with interest from from the first page. The characters are completely believable and the setting can only be described as “war torn”. Once you start it, you can’t put it down. Bill D. Slack

C’mon, grab a copy! You’ll be glad you did.:)