by Bill Heard
Long before Osama bin Laden gave terrorists all over the world a bad name, the Provisional Irish Republican Army was laying the foundation for what would be the future of many global insurgencies.
The almost thirty-year terrorist conflict in Northern Ireland, aptly called the troubles, was a brutal war that brought the province to the edge of a civil war. Readers will come to understand the longstanding animosity between the British government and Irish Republicans, yet will have to make their own minds up as to whether the terrorists’ ends justified the means. This novel is a ten-year personal account of one man’s fight against terror.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Born into an English family with a military heritage dating back to the Boer War, Bill Heard was almost destined to pursue a military career. Resisting at first, a combination of the worst economic depression in recent English history and a sense of true Churchillian patriotism, quickly found him fighting a vicious terrorist war in the claustrophobic streets and alleys of Belfast, Northern Ireland. Years later, after immigrating to the United States first joining the US Army, then the Los Angeles Police Department, he found himself in yet two more armed conflicts.
This novel, the first in a series of books, is about the struggle against global terrorism as seen through the eyes of someone who fought it from the trenches. Bill Heard is currently working on his second novel, 7 Zebra 7, in which he writes about his career with the LAPD.
(2006, paperback, 342 pages)
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