From the pens of two amazing journalists comes “Merchant of Death,”a telling story about international arms trade, terrorism and the true story of one man at the center of it all. Despite the high quantity of books available in the “guns and terror” genre, Douglas Farah and Stephen Braun put together a fresh page-turner. This is the story of Viktor Bout, who took advantage of the Soviet collapse to supply weapons and machinery to regimes and forces around the world. This is a book that author James Risen said documents Bout’s “troubling role in the Bush Administration’s Global War on Terror, his ties to Washington almost seem inevitable.” This is simply a great piece of reporting that’s not afraid to be bold and go somewhere others may fear to tread. “Merchant of Death” is a must-read.