This is the real Afghanistan.

People who know me this side of the pond (USA) have been asking me about Afghanistan quite a lot in the last few days. It must well be due to the “agreement” signed between the Taliban and the US Government.

I defer them to a video interview that I did a good few years ago with reference to our first novel after the success of The Circuit, called The Infidel. The words are as true today as they were 10 or so years ago.

Today it would be classed as historical fiction…the truth in a fictional setting. 

Here is a reminder for those with an Afghanistan interest today:




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Bestselling author Bob Shepherd has spent nearly forty years operating in conflict areas around the world. A twenty year veteran of Britain’s elite 22 SAS Regiment with nearly two decades of private security work to his credit, Bob has successfully negotiated some of the most dangerous places on earth as a special forces soldier and a private citizen. Bob comments regularly on security issues and has appeared on CNN International, BBC, SKY News, and BBC Radio. He has also authored numerous articles and books including the Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller The Circuit. In addition to writing and lecturing, Bob continues to advise individuals operating in hostile environments. For more of his insights on security and geopolitics visit

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