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"Highly recommended" - SOLDIER, Official magazine of the British Army.

"Thought provoking and gripping, the battle within is an excellent read". Matt Johnson, author of best seller Wicked Game. Synopsis... From Neil's early days as a bullied schoolboy, to the day he joined the British Army as a combat infantryman and the challenging events that followed. Newly recruited into the Royal Welch Fusiliers and quickly adopted by the mortar platoon, life came both fast and exciting. Within just 12 months, Neil took part in many training exercises in both the UK and aboard. From Parachute training, to covering the National Fire strikes to training as a patrol medic, plus more. He was even planning an attempt on the tough SAS selection course. April 2004. Deployed to Iraq with the mortar platoon and acting as patrol medic. April 21st will remain a day never forgotten. 5 suicide car bombs ripped through Basra leaving over 70 dead including many children, and hundreds badly wounded including Neil who was only 20ft from the blast. Knocked off his feet and hit by shrapnel. For many this would be traumatic enough, but for Neil this was only the beginning of a series of events that would test even the toughest to the limit, possibly beyond. This is the inspiring true story of a mind that cannot be broken.


 

Black Flag

"This gripping terrorism thriller has it all: political intrigue, espionage, conspiracy and suspense. SJ Parkes delivers a fast-paced, action-packed novel that is leaving readers gasping for more."

A find and a fix: that was the job. Locate and fix the target to an address, observe and await further instructions. It should have been easy.
When ex-soldier Owen Gallagher accepts a freelance surveillance assignment he thinks it's just another job, but that's before this off-the-books tasking ensnares him in an ever-deepening mystery. With the assistance of former military colleagues, a Chelsea Pensioner, a mercenary with anger-management issues, a smattering of London gangsters, and a confused MI5 officer, Gallagher must gather and decode all the pieces of a puzzle that threatens to drag the world into the abyss.

Wanted by the police and intelligence services, Gallagher seeks answers among the shadows of global security inhabited by spies, assassins and international terrorists.

On their journey through a maze of conspiracy, betrayal and intrigue, the comradeship of veterans binds together a group of men fighting a new kind of battle, in a war where politics and deceit are the real weapons of mass destruction.


 

Last Will CG Buswell

How will a dying patient in a hospice take his revenge? What are his final wishes and what will his solicitor reveal when she reads out his Last Will and Testament?

5-star author C.G. Buswell brings another story from his dark, tempestuous mind. Burnt Vengeance will have you screaming for the light and grappling with your imagination as you try to quell your fear.

Reviews for his other novels and short stories:

Absolutely brilliant book Chris. So well written. I have no understanding of Wellington or Napoleon but I understood what was in the book. I feel like I know Scott personally. Would recommend this book to anyone. Gripping,enthralling and more. Did not take me long to read at all. Can’t wait for the next adventure. - Tigger, Paperback Reader, 5 Star Amazon Review.

I couldn't put it down because the pace was gripping. I thought this book was very well researched and managed the two genres of gritty realism, of Afghanistan, with a supernatural agent - the ghost- driving the main story, her story very well. There was some very moving writing about episodes in the first world war battles to where the main character Scott is taken back by the ghost. Or is it his post traumatic stress hallucinations? This is clever stuff and most of the time the writer pulls it off. Occasionally when facts are given to us outside the protagonists point of view eg p 109/110 it jars a bit and occasionally the medical terminology was lost on me as lay person. But all in all it's very well done and it is a gritty read. Rhiannon Evans

 


 

Kill Switch

From surviving a horrific terrorist attack in Northern Ireland, to the violence of the Gulf War and an assault course of harrowing experiences in Iraq, Bosnia and Columbia, Major Bill Shaw had seen it all. But Bill's strength and courage was tested to its absolute limits when he was arrested for a crime he did not commit.

Posted in Afghanistan after two years in Iraq, Bill was responsible for the safety of four hundred men in a full-scale danger zone in one of the most dangerous countries in the world. The married father and grandfather, who had risen through the ranks to become a commander of men and an MBE, had long accepted that each day could be his last. But he never expected to find his own life at risk under a corrupt legal system. Thrown into prison and forced to share a cramped, vermin-infested cell with sixteen Afghans, among them members of the Taliban and al-Qaeda, Bill had no idea when, or even if, he would see his family again.

This is the incredible true story of a brave soldier who survived some of the toughest war zones in the world only to face the nightmare of being wrongfully imprisoned a very long way from home. Gritty and gripping, this powerful military memoir is an eye-opening account of life on the frontline.


 

Killer's crypt

The latest instalment in the DI Shona McKenzie crime series.

Where better to dump a dead body than in a crypt? As the body count rises faster than the soaring temperatures, DI Shona McKenzie is hurtled into the midst of another deadly case. But this killer is always one step ahead of the law. Why? The revelation will shock them to the core.

Yet again Wendy Jones has set a serial killer loose in Dundee. This time Dundee is in a heatwave and someone is dumping bodies in crypts. A correct place you might think, but not when they are already occupied. Once again as the body count rises Shona and her trusty team are tested to the limit, but this case will shock everyone.

"Wendy brings Dundee to life. Yet again she brings humour to her gripping tale. I have loved all the DI Shona books so far and this is no exception."     Juliet D Madison

"Wendy has done it again. Another Shona mckenzie book with plenty murders and gruesomeness. There were so many murders that towards the end of the book I was beginning to wonder if the murderer was going to be unmasked in this book or if it would continue into another book."     Jen

 

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Killer's crypt

The latest instalment in the DI Shona McKenzie crime series.

Where better to dump a dead body than in a crypt? As the body count rises faster than the soaring temperatures, DI Shona McKenzie is hurtled into the midst of another deadly case. But this killer is always one step ahead of the law. Why? The revelation will shock them to the core.

Yet again Wendy Jones has set a serial killer loose in Dundee. This time Dundee is in a heatwave and someone is dumping bodies in crypts. A correct place you might think, but not when they are already occupied. Once again as the body count rises Shona and her trusty team are tested to the limit, but this case will shock everyone.

"Wendy brings Dundee to life. Yet again she brings humour to her gripping tale. I have loved all the DI Shona books so far and this is no exception."     Juliet D Madison

"Wendy has done it again. Another Shona mckenzie book with plenty murders and gruesomeness. There were so many murders that towards the end of the book I was beginning to wonder if the murderer was going to be unmasked in this book or if it would continue into another book."     Jen

 

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CROW

Book One of The Union Series

Andy Moralee knew that life with his new company of Dropship Infantry would be hard, but nothing could prepare him for life in one of the toughest units in the Union army. New arrivals, nicknamed ‘Crow’ by their platoons, are the lowest form of life in his Company, and he finds himself at the mercy of unforgiving commanders and bullies, all the time knowing that the real enemy are waiting for him at the end of his journey through the void. The enemy know that the Union are coming, they have dug in and fortified, and they are ready.

C.R.O.W is a Military Science Fiction novel that follows Andy Moralee across the cosmos, and into combat against a well-equipped enemy prepared to fight to the very end.

Phillip Richards is a soldier serving in the British Army, and an avid fan of science fiction. He has served in the army for twelve years since enlisting as a 17 year old boy, and since having done so he has served on eight operational tours. This includes operations in Kosovo as a peacekeeper, the Iraq Invasion of 2003, and several tours of Afghanistan. During this time he has promoted through the ranks to sergeant and has spent two years instructing infantry recruits in North England.

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After nearly 20 years of SAS operations, including a never before published role in the infamous Bravo Two Zero patrol, Bob Shepherd retired from the military to work as an advisor on the international commercial security circuit. Certain his most dangerous days were behind him, Bob settled into a sedate life looking after VIPs. Then 9/11 happened.

Bob found himself back in war zones on assignments far more perilous than anything he had encountered in the SAS: from ferrying journalists across firing lines in The West Bank and Gaza to travelling to the heart of Osama bin Laden’s Afghan lair. As part of a two-man team, Bob searched for ITN Correspondent Terry Lloyd’s missing crew in Basra, Iraq, while in Afghanistan he was forced to spend the night as the only Westerner in Khost – with a $25,000 bounty on his head.

As the War on Terror escalated, Bob contended with increasingly sophisticated insurgents. But the most disturbing development he witnessed was much closer to home: The Circuit’s rise from a niche business staffed by top veterans into an unregulated, billion dollar industry that too often places profits above lives. This is a pulse-racing and at times shocking testament to what is really happening, on the ground, in the major trouble spots of the world.

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First into Sangin is about a selection of men that were handpicked by the commanding officer of the First Battalion of the Royal Irish Regiment. The soldiers involved were at the top of their game and the fittest within the unit; one soldier in particular had been awarded the Military Cross for a complex ambush in Baghdad on the previous tour, but due to combat and casualties, he kept this hidden from his platoon. This is a story of a forgotten platoon. These soldiers being the first soldiers into the infamous Sangin town, they were the Irish Rangers.