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"The Ottoman Conspiracy"
Former Special Forces soldier Jeff Bradley is meeting with the mafia in Bari, Italy to discover the whereabouts of his nemesis-criminal overlord Avni leka-when he receives a message from an old friend. Barry is on board a tourist bus that has been hijacked by terrorists near Istanbul. Strapped with explosives, it is racing across Turkey to the northern borders of Syria, Iraq and Iran.
The Turkish president will not negotiate. The Turkish military will not allow the bus to cross the border. The hijackers will kill themselves and their hostages if they cannot escape. Jeff knows it’s down to him to rescue his friend. Joining forces with US special agent Reason Johanson, he faces his toughest test yet: a race against time to track down the bus before it reaches the border.
Along the way, Jeff uncovers a conspiracy that could not only lead him to those responsible for the hijacking, but also threaten global security itself. Will he be able to stop the bus in time? Or will they run out of road?
"The Field of Blackbirds"
The Jeff Bradley thriller 'The Field of Blackbirds' is now available on Amazon. Published by Thomas and mercer. A must read.
Former SAS soldier Jeff Bradley thought he had left warzones behind when he inherited a vineyard in rural New Zealand. But now his vineyard manager, Arben Shala, has gone missing in his native Kosovo. An enigmatic message tells Jeff that his friend is in grave danger. Determined to find Arben and bring him home, Jeff travels to Kosovo and finds a lawless state in the grip of criminal gangs. Corrupt officials obscure every lead. With the help of USAID director Morgan Delaney, Jeff delves into the province’s seedy underworld and uncovers a conspiracy of terrifying scale. A web of dark connections links the captors with a terrorist bombing campaign across Europe, and now it is no longer just Arben whose survival is at stake. Double-crossed by allies, watched at every turn, can Jeff get to the heart of the conflict before the warlords get to him?
Are you being watched?
Paranoia the illness of the 21st Century. Really? If you have that unshakeable sense that someone is following your every move don't dismiss it out of hand. Friends will tell you go see a Doctor and the Doctor will tell you go see a Psychologist and the Psychologist will send you to a Psychiatrist and the Psychiatrist will dull your senses with drugs. And all along you were right, they were all watching you!!!
Free Short Story by Maria Hall
This months short story, is from a collection of short stories by Maria Hall. The six true stories from an Irish Catholic family caught in the iron grip of a changing world. Told with unvarnished honesty, dry humour and a good dose of drama, we meet a young girl as she escapes her oppressive father to start life anew in the wilds of New Zealand. We see a family’s Christian values tested upon discovering their house broken into, and the culprit lurking close by. The decades pass, and world wars turn into religious ones as author Maria Hall travels to bomb-blasted Belfast in search of her heritage and connection to one of Ireland’s most famous artists. But is their family hero the man they thought him to be? These are just some of the treasures revealed by Maria as she picks through family legend and fact to uncover tales of resistance, love and survival across three awe-inspiring generations...read
A writers mind is a fertile ground for fleeting thoughts and images. Now and again some are remembered long enough to be written down. Academic observers have labelled them as philosophical wisdom but learned men see them for what they are, the meanderings of a befuddled mind. Ryan reveals his inner thoughts.......read