Michael Waterhouse

What not to do in Afghanistan

UNLIKE HIS PARENTS IN RURAL HAMPSHIRE, STEPHEN PADGETT HAS MORE ON HIS MIND THAN BACH ARIAS.

He's a serving soldier. On active duty. In Afghanistan. He's in charge of a corporal, three privates and half a dozen local police recruits. And he's about to do something very unwise. Michael Waterhouse reads an extract from his new novel, Prodigal, published in the summer 2020 edition of Booklaunch.