Jonathan K. Idema, a convicted con man who gained notoriety in post-invasion Afghanistan, as a swaggering hunter of terrorists, then ignominy when he was imprisoned for taking Afghans hostage and torturing them, died Jan. 21 at his home in Bacalar, Mexico. He was 55.
Full obituary in NY Times here.
(If you've read Leopard's Kill, you'll understand. At least to the point that anyone can.)