Soldier of Misfortune

Soldier of Misfortune

by Gabriel Timar
     
 

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There rebels on the island Dominion of Santome want to oust the white settlers. Adam, chief of staff of a mixed race army is caught in the middle. Leading his raw troops to engage the enemy while he tries to reconcile his actions with his honor, morals, a humanity. Can he stand up to the pressure of duty and the hazards of his tumultuous love life? Reminiscent of the

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There rebels on the island Dominion of Santome want to oust the white settlers. Adam, chief of staff of a mixed race army is caught in the middle. Leading his raw troops to engage the enemy while he tries to reconcile his actions with his honor, morals, a humanity. Can he stand up to the pressure of duty and the hazards of his tumultuous love life? Reminiscent of the classic movie, Bhowani Junction, the emergence of racism, and the woes of newly independent colonies are featured in this authentic novel.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014231046
Publisher:
Wings ePress, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
607 KB

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Meet the Author

Born in Hungary, Gabriel studied civil engineering at the Budapest University. Taking active part in the 1956 revolution, he decided to defect. Settled in Canada, worked as an engineer but after a few years, he took a job in Bangladesh. For the next twenty odd years he worked in Africa, Asia and the South Pacific as a consulting engineer, chief executive officer, United Nations environmental engineering advisor and finally as a professor.

In 1982, he married, returned to Canada, and taught environmental engineering at Seneca College in Toronto. He retired as the Chair of Civil Engineering Technology. Since retirement, his hobby has been writing. Gabriel has published several full-length novels in both English and Hungarian.

The Soldier of misfortune is his tenth English language novel, and .the third published by Wing ePress. Apart from historical novels and thought provoking sci-fi, he had experimented with a variety of genre. His first novel, the Hades connection is being translated into Russian.

In Hungarian he published four novels: A Bard�n kapcsolat (sci-fi, 2000), H�s�k vagy b�n�s�k (historical novel, 2005), Menni vagy maradni (fictionalized autobiography, 2006), A Fegyverek �rny�k�ban (historical novel 2007)

Other publications: In addition to short stories and newspaper article, he has also written several manuals and college textbooks published by the Province of Ontario, Seneca College, United Nations, and the University of Malawi.

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