“Country’s got the devil in it, Joe… The monsters ain’t just in the shadows — they’re in the broad damn daylight…”
Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee return in July for the second season of Dark Winds.
Reader Aaron noted the upcoming release of Warhorse One. Like The Covenant, it’s a pursuit thriller set in Afghanistan. It will have limited theatrical release. Not being in a major market, I’ll be looking for it to stream.
After a SEAL team helicopter is downed during a rescue mission in Afghanistan, the lone surviving operator must evade hostile insurgents and navigate rough terrain to guide the one living civilian—a traumatized child—to safety.
The country looks magnificent. I strongly suspect that they filmed in New Mexico, which stood in for the Hindu Kush in Lone Survivor.
The art of scouting has an ancient lineage, which is explored in this interesting piece on Roman reconnaissance.
The Romans operated on vast frontiers stretching from Asia Minor to Spain, from Germania to Britannia. Their frontier fortifications would be the replicated — in cruder fashion — in American wilderness forts from Kentucky’s Fort Harrod to Parker’s Fort in Texas…