Goodreads singles out B.A. East (Malawi) and TWO PUMPS FOR THE BODY MAN published the following review.

Two Pumps for the Body Man
by B.A. East (Goodreads Author)
4.44 [out of 5 starts]·  9 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews

Jeff Mutton walks the diplomatic beat protecting American officials in Saudi Arabia. An expert with guns, knives, grenades, and rockets, he’s survived assaults and sieges, stabbings and chokeholds, car bombs, carjackings, criminal hits, and countless other enemy threats. But instinct tells Mutton the menace he now faces dwarfs all these killers combined. The fool-his foot fetish has him in hot water again! Part soft-boiled noir, part literary satire, Two Pumps for the Body Man is an unserious look at a serious situation, a grim reminder that no matter how high the barricade, how sharp the razor wire, there is no front line to the War on Terror. And the enemy is everywhere, even within.

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Twitter —hBenEast
Genre: Fiction, Humor and Comedy
Member of Goodread since: January 2014

B.A. East taught English comp and lit in Malawi as a Peace Corps Volunteer (1996-98) at Brooklyn College Academy, and at the American School of Asuncion in Paraguay. Later he joined the State Department’s Foreign Service, taking assignments in Saudi Arabia, Nicaragua, Ghana, Mexico, and Washington DC. New Pulp Press released his debut novel, Two Pumps for the Body Man, in March 2016.

two-pumps copyTwo Pumps for the Body Man: A Diplomatic Noir
B. A. [Ben] East (Malawi 1996–98)
New Pulp Press
March 2016
286 pages
$14.95 (paperback), $4.99 (Kindle)

Reviewed here at by John Rouse (Peru 1966–68)

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  • This is a must read, time to find out what the author is doing now during our difficult times here and everywhere. Thanks John, will order off of Kindle.
    We (Peace Corps ) make a difference…awesome!

  • Thank you kindly, Bob Arias! Despite these difficult times the author will step out from behind the curtain to hold a book discussion Sept 18 at the library in Oakton, VA (7 pm). And oh yes, the PCW network is the engine that drives progress. Never forget it!

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