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The Hunters

Image of the cover of Tom Young's newest novel, 'The Hunters.'
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Author Tom Young is back with another novel about the adventures of Colonel Michael Parson. In The Hunters (Putnam/2015), the protagonist flies relief supplies into Somalia in an antique DC-3 cargo plane for a charitable organization.

Unfortunately, things get complicated when an al-Shabaab leader declares all aid a sin against God, and he begins launching attacks against planes and convoys to stop them. 

Host Frank Stasio talks with author and North Carolina native Tom Young about his military novels and about his life before writing which includes time in Air National Guard and writing for the Associated Press.

Young reads from his new book at Durham’s Regulator Books on Saturday July 18 at 7 p.m. and at the Richard H. Thornton Library in Oxford on Sunday July 26 at 2 p.m.

Hady Mawajdeh is a native Texan, born and raised in San Antonio. He listened to Fresh Air growing up and fell in love with public radio. He earned his B.A. in Mass Communication at Texas State University and specialized in electronic media. He worked at NPR affiliate stations KUT and KUTX in Austin, Texas as an intern, producer, social media coordinator, and a late-night deejay.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.