Gotta agree. One of my climbing partners recommended it to me and I read it about a month ago on a business trip to California.

It is actually quite a well-written book, in addition to being an excellent read and good story. So many books are written by people who would not know a dangling participle from a gerund, but this book was different.

I really learned a lot about the people and culture of the "Stans".

Tim S