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About the Author
After school he set off on his travels. He joined a group of Cossack riders and went with them through Europe. In the following years he travelled to North America, the Caribbean islands, Mexico, central America, South America, North Africa, South Africa, the Far East and all over Europe.
During this time he tried his hand at a range of jobs, ranging from wild animal trainer, stuntman and bodyguard, to barman, waiter and truck driver.
In the year 2000 he finally returned to Peterborough, England, where settled down with his wife Janice and became an IT manager. Nowadays he uses his travel experiences as inspiration for his writing, and lets his characters do the adventuring. In his books, he takes advantage of his upbringing in the world of politics and world affairs and the many people he has met. He links these experiences into his topical books on the subject of terrorism.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Easy to follow but still plenty of different storylines and twists to keep you interested. I liked the main character, Asad, and Mustafa Bakri, who becomes like a father to him, and Fatima ¿ good to see a female character in a book like this who can handle weapons! Rather like an action movie, Asad is the hero but has to kill enemies along the way. Good book to read if you like books that have a real feel and plenty of action.
I started out reading this book not liking the mian character Asad at all. He¿s only a boy but helps his uncle kill an army official, then he gets groomed by people traning him in combat. He seems to go between being smart enough to think for himself, then follow the crowd like when he¿s at the terrorist training camp. But as the story went on, I came to like Aasd and understand better why he did these things. When he falls in love you see another side to him, and he does start to question what he is doing and why. In the end he finds a way to set up the other terrorists and free himself, which is a good message for people reading.
Good: Not the usual story of terrorism. It goes a bit deeper. Why does a boy fall into the hands of terrorists? As he then struggles between the ¿truth¿ he is being told by the terrorists and the ¿truth¿ as he is being educated in the school, it becomes very moving. It follows the boy from the age of 6 years until he completes his university degree. It shows that not everything is just black or white. As we all know there are lots of gray zones in life. The book contains love and hate, prejudice and tolerance, terrorism and policing, I found the book to be a very good read and think it has got something for every reader, male and female. To me, it was a page turner. I just loved it. Bad: The only downside is the price of the book. I think it is a little too expensive.
On his 6th birthday Asad Mohammad witnesses the murder of his entire family by a unit of the Algerian army. Only his uncle and Asad survive the massacre. He swears revenge and with the help of his uncle he becomes involved with a group of people who use the cover of the religious education to work towards a goal which would bring chaos to the Western World. Asad is an exceptionally gifted boy and soon makes his way into a different culture. He goes to the French Boarding School for Boys in Algiers, where he finds friends who are of different faith to his and yet they become best of friends. The people who are financing his education manage to get him in the school holidays to training camps where he learns the basics of terrorism. It is there that he meets a girl with whom he falls in love. Years later they get married and whilst Asad goes to France to study Chemistry and English, his wife becomes the mother of a little boy. Like many times before Asad wants to get out of the terrorism and live a normal life, but then tragedy strikes again. A few years later a man arrives on the southern coast of Spain, where he meets his contact in a house on the hills of Bolnuevo. From there he leaves for England. Starting a business as translator he builds up a large clientele. Then one day he gets the go ahead with his assignment. While he prepares the final stage, one of his people makes a crucial mistake. This brings MI5 on the case. From then onwards it is a race against time. Will it be too late to avoid a massive incident that will cause the Western World to fall apart?