GR pal Wanda recommended this one to me (Thanks, Wanda) It is not a book, but an article, so I was able to cruise through it in a sitting while still managing to get my actual paying-job-work done.
It is an outstanding, incisive and detailed look at current, historical and potential issues centering on Afghanistan once NATO vacates. It is rich with not-at-all-obvious information (for example, China's interest in mining Afghani minerals, Karzai's relationship with Pashtuns) and definitely will smarten your sense of what the area is all about. If you have a little spare time, I would give it a go. It is very readable. It is must-read stuff for anyone interested in the politics of the region.
You can find it on-line hereWilliam Dalrymple
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