…is actually believable.
Mr. Grisham is a talented author who has rarely put a writing foot wrong, but, despite an analytical mind, has fallen for the oldest trick in the Jihadi encyclopedia; which is of course:-
For reasons that had nothing to do with terror, war or criminal behavior, Nabil was living peacefully in an Algerian guesthouse in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sept. 11, 2001. Following the United States invasion, word spread among the Arab communities that the Afghan Northern Alliance was rounding up and killing foreign Arabs. Nabil and many others headed for Pakistan in a desperate effort to escape the danger. En route, he said, he was wounded in a bombing raid and woke up in a hospital in Jalalabad.
John, stick to what you know and are trained in, and lets leave the terrorists to those who know how to combat them, and their lies.