Book: The Analyst - The making and the breaking of a spy by Erich Penhoffcategories: Book, Intelligence, Taliban Battle, Adventure, Post Traumatic Stress, Clandestine Actions, Hawala Banker, Kalash of Pakistan, Thriller
Erich Penhoffabout this book: Marcel Bering sat behind a desk analysing all the innuendos of the intelligence monitors. He did it for ten years, then he felt he never saw the truth or the consequences of his conclusions. Somehow he entered the active field work of the spies. A mistake he made was entering into a firefight against the Pakistan Taliban in Peshawar. His service just robbed four million dollars. He was able, with the help of a Hawala trader, to leave Peshawar and was driven south of aid money. North of Quetta east of the Afghan border he decides to find a way across to Kandahar, the ISAF forces installation. Where he felt it is only three or four days on foot, he learned the fact, a walk in he Black Forest is different from a walk in he Afghan hills. The attempt to walk to Kandahar turned into a miserable failure. He was sleeping when the armed men captured him, beat him and held him for ransom. four days of torture, then he is able to kill his guard and break out of the Taliban compound. A small horse, a pony by all means carries him and is his only support. His two partners, a Turk, Kareem and Chloe his designated wife are the only ones looking for him. The German 'Sonder Kommando', special forces tell Chloe, not our mandate! The American Marine in Kandahar search and in the last hour of a prolonged fire fight between Marcel and his partners arrive with an Apache and ground troops to finish the attack.
The patch him up and ship him out to Germany to go home and recuperate. PTSD is the every day reminder of the torture, it stirs up his hate and teaches him how to become a efficient killer. Yes he goes back, his two friends, the Turk Karim Oxczcan, Oxcsi and Chloe Tsarikis, volunteer to be his back up. But things turn out different, now being tasked to obtain secret information about the nuclear waste going missing in Nilore Pakistan. he produces intelligence that far succeeds every ones expectations. he does take on with his friend Oxcsi a dangerous mercenary contract, the reward 3 million dollars. Now it is the weeks before his wedding to Captain Chloe Tsarikis, and only four month until his 'Kronprinz will be borne, but the scheeming does not stop.
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