With rare emotional subtlety, and in finely etched prose worthy of Evelyn Waugh or Graham Greene, [Johnson] captures the perspectives of people on various sides of [a] bloody equation. --Emma Garman
'A mesmerising book about a mysterious father, a son's search for truth, and the hidden motives of hearts and souls. Part spy story and part love story, The Wolf and the Watchman is beautifully written, deeply moving, and compulsively readable.' --David Finkel, author of THE GOOD SOLDIERS
'A revealing book of family discord, disconnection, and reunion ... Johnson s engrossing memoir, through the layers of subterfuge, uncovers many basic truths of familial conflict.' --Publishers Weekly
About the Author
Scott Johnson has spent much of the last decade in the Middle East, covering the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and in Africa, reporting on politics and current affairs. He has been the chief of Newsweekís Mexico, Baghdad, and Africa bureaus, as well as a special correspondent from Paris. He was part of the team that contributed to Newsweekís 2003 National Magazine Award for reportage of the Iraq war, and in 2004 the Overseas Press Club honoured his reports on Latin America. He has appeared in various American media, including on CNN, MSNBC, and National Public Radio, and his work has been featured in publications such as Granta, Guernica, and National Geographic Explorer. He lives in California with his wife and his cat, Dude. Visit thewolfandthewatchman.com.