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2 March 2024

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Waiting for the Monsoon Rod Nordland

HarperCollins/ Mariner Books, pp.272, 22

When you are a foreign correspondent and have covered wars in dozens of countries, the last place you’d expect a threat to your life to come from is your own cells. Yet this was the predicament in which the New York Times reporter Rod Nordland found himself in July 2019.

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