I Lost My Love in Baghdad: A Modern War Story
Twenty-five-year-old Michael Hastings arrived in Baghdad to cover the war in Iraq for Newsweek . Armed with the tools of a twenty-first-century reporter - cell phones, high-speed Internet, digital video cameras, drivers, guards, translators - he describes in startling detail the atmosphere, the violence, and the never-ending threats of bomb and mortar attacks.
While on a break in New York, Hastings falls in love with Andi Parhamovich. Andi, twenty-eight and striving for a better world, follows Michael to Iraq with the National Democratic Institute, and readers see their war-zone romance - a carefully coordinated intimacy that nonetheless puts them in harm's way. Then Andi goes on a dangerous mission for her new employer that ends in catastrophe.