Troubador A Shadowing of Angels

Released: 28/08/2016

ISBN: 9781785892486

eISBN: 9781785897535

Format: Paperback/eBook

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A Shadowing of Angels

In the World of Intelligence, Nothing is Quite What it Seems


A Shadowing of Angels unfolds in the murky and dangerous world of covert intelligence collection and the ‘Circuit’; the name given to London-based private military companies. Set in contemporary times, this adrenaline-filled novel highlights the Western world’s struggle against the Islamic State, both in the West and in Iraq. Samantha Holloway, a highly trained and effective Intelligence Corps and Special Forces Captain, suffers a serious setback when an agent handling operation in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, goes drastically wrong with life and career changing implications for Sam. People died and Sam paid; she therefore finds herself a team leader on a ‘Circuit’ mission. An American hostage has been snatched by ISIS and she must now lead her team of military contractors in a daring rescue attempt that will push her abilities to the limit. In their multicontinental search, spanning from London through to Iraqi Kurdistan, her team finally reaches into the ‘heart of darkness’ ­– the Iraqi town of Mosul and the areas of Iraq currently controlled by Daesh... A Shadowing of Angels is written as a tribute to, and in recognition of, the debt owed to both Britain’s Special Forces and Security Services, who continue to patrol the evil shadows cast by terrorism to help keep Britain safe. It will appeal to those with an interest in military fiction.

This book reeks of authenticity and deep knowledge. Like all good authors Delaney demonstrates how close fiction can be to reality. Like great authors such as Fredrick Forsyth Delaney leads the reader into a dangerous world rarely seen or even reported on. Only those who have had in theater exposure , such as are portrayed in this very readable novel, can write about it with such accuracy and honesty. This is a "can't put it down" read about one of the world's most difficult environments. DH

by DH

Simply could not put it down.... Delaney has managed to infuse fact with fiction in the most entertaining and thought provoking book on the murky World of counter terrorism I have read for years! A truly brilliant read.

by Rory McCallum

A fantastic read from start to finish. I hope there are more to follow!

by DNT

A great read - you are there in the thick of it - a prophetic and mind blowing account of just what we feel and never see - well done - brilliant!

by Brain William Thomas

I have read the first book and cannot wait for the second one to be
published. It's truly gripping. Well done to W.T. Delaney the
author of "Shadowing of Angels".

by Patricia Morris

Current and well thought out. The attention to detail is immense, you could actually be there as part of the team. It is obvious that Delaney has written this book with authority. Looking forward to reading the next one and hopefully of many. SM

by Sean "Snatch" Mckeown

A cracking read with events, characters and a story which make this book difficult to put down. It may be fiction, but it won't take long to realise this book has been written with tactical knowledge and an understanding of how service personnel click, think and work as a team. The story flows effortlessly from chapter to chapter making it a very easy read. I was gutted when I finished it. Hopefully there will be another.

by Mac McLennan

Gripping from the start,made me think about what a hell it must have been for all our forces deployed there.Cant wait for the film.

by Paul Sheaves

Brilliantly written, thrilling story. You feel as if you are there as one of the Team. I can’t wait to see it made into a Film.

by Patricia Morris

Bernie  Plunkett

W.T. Delaney (pen name) was born in South London and joined the Royal Marines in 1973. During his twenty-four year military career, he served with 45, 40 and 41 Royal Marine Commandos, was attached to the Special Boat Service and also engaged in special duties with the Intelligence Corps.. After his retirement he joined the London Security 'Circuit' as a contractor and covered a variety of roles over a twenty year period, ranging from body-guarding an Arab Royal family to providing media security protection to news teams in both Iraq and Afghanistan. He retired from working as a US DOD contractor teaching intelligence methods to the Iraqi and Afghan Army in 2015 and then started to write. Delaney uses his experience to enhance the realism of his books/scripts. He is married and has five grown-up children and six grand children. He lives between the UK and Spain. 'A Falling of Angels' is the second part of a trilogy and a follow up to 'A Shadowing of Angels'. The final part of Sam Holloway's adventures, 'An Evil Shadow Falls' is due to be released in April 2020

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