'The Compassionate Terrorist released 25th October 2016.
Book launch to be advised during the next week.
Further work is a sequel to the above and a new book
'A Step beyond the sun' expected to be released in the newYear.
I like Barney and in reading this story, I only expected to empathize with him and not like him. See, I'd made up my mind that I'd not like his actions, however, in meeting Naomi when he's trying to stay undiscovered- gives him a cause, and from then I was taken in a journey of self-reflection and action.
This is an intriguing story.
An interesting story about a young Irish IRA member who becomes disillusioned with the cause and decides to escape. Hunted by both the IRA and the English MI6, Barney establishes a new identity and travels as far away and as quickly as possible, hiding away in a small southern African town.
Barney's life takes a turn when he meets Naomi, a distressed and lonely mother separated from her children, not knowing if they are alive or dead. He soon immerses himself in her task and tries to help her find them, but as time passes, they realize the immensity of the situation and they soon become disillusioned, fearing the worse.
Almost at the point of giving up the search, destiny takes a hand when they unexpectedly find the lead they have been looking for. However, the consequence of Barney’s good deeds exposes him to the world that he has tried so hard to hide from.
The dialogue is somewhat stilted and the characters would benefit from more development. A good read none-the-less.
Born in East Hertfordshire but spent his boyhood days in County Down NI
Played Football and boxed at senior level achieving county representation at both sports.
Served an engineering apprenticeship and later joined the Merchant Navy as an engineer, before starting onshore as s test engineer working with Nuclear submarines.
Worked extensively overseas for many years in the Oil & Gas business, and is now retired and lives with his wife pat in Hertfordshire near to where he was born.