A Private Little War

A Private Little War

By Jason Sheehan

47 North, Paperback, 9781611098945, 362pp.

Publication Date: June 11, 2013

The pilots of Flyboy, Inc., landed on the alien planet of Iaxo with a mission: In one year, quash an insurrection; exploit the ancient enmities of an indigenous, tribal society; and kill the hell out of one group of natives to facilitate negotiations with the surviving group all over 110 million acres of mixed terrain. At first, the double-hush, back-burner project went well. With a ten-century technological lead on the locals, the logistical support of a powerful private military company, and aid from other outfits on the ground, it was supposed to be an easy-in, easy-out mission that would make the pilots of Flyboy, Inc., very, very rich. But the natives of Iaxo had another plan and what was once a strategic slam-dunk has become a quagmire, leaving the pilots of Flyboy, Inc., on an embattled distant planet, waiting for support and a ride home that may never come This dark debut novel tells the tale of a secret war and the struggle to stay sane in a world that makes no sense.

About the Author
Jason Sheehan the food writer for "Westword", won a James Beard Award in 2003. His essay There s No Such Thing as Too Much Barbecue was reprinted in "This I Believe". His work has appeared in "Best American Food Writing "five times.