About The Author:
PAUL MURPHY, Ph.D., is a former U.S. government senior counterterrorism official who lived, worked, and traveled extensively in Russia, the North Caucasus, and Central Asia between 1994 and 2001. He has studied in the former Soviet Union, and worked in civil society development, higher education, and business in Russia. As a U.S. congressional special adviser on Russia in 2002, he dealt with issues related to counterterrorism cooperation between the United States and Russia. This book is his fifth.
"Murphy's analysis is 'no holds barred' in describing the brutality of the Islamic warriors. Kidnappings, torture, and mass slaughter are all part of their method of operation. . . . I only hope the American people will be afforded the opportunity to listen to him." --Paul M. Weyrich, chairman and CEO, Free Congress Foundation
"This is a powerful, impressive, and frank book, one in which the author paints a tough and objective picture of the Chechen conflict. While it is difficult to write about Chechnya without bias, Murphy shows no favoritism. His 'Chechen wolves' are merciless, as is life in this strange enclave of the North Caucasus. The author climbs into the skin of the 'wolf,' not to justify or idealize him, but to explain the true source of the beast's viciousness. The attentive reader also gets a genuine feel for the character of Chechen society and the contradictory consciousness of a people who, in spite of many myths, are prepared to embrace the rule of law, the path to which has been blocked by two wars. Murphy writes in the prologue that his book 'portrays a grotesque and bizarre world of crime, religious extremism, war, and terror in Russia.' That, in fact, is the reality." --Aleksei Malashenko, co-director, Ethnicity and Nation-Building Program, Carnegie Moscow Center, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
"An impressively involving, frightening, informative, and
thought-provoking survey of immense importance." --THE BOOKWATCH
CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS AND TO ORDER DIRECTLY FROM THE PUBLISHER