Troubador The Iraq Betrayals

Released: 28/08/2016

eISBN: 9781785896828

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The Iraq Betrayals


The international journalist, Paul Cane, is sent to Iraq early in 2003 by a US magazine to write about the situation developing in the country. He finds himself again unwittingly caught up in the intrigues of British and American politics and their respective secret services after he agrees to act as unofficial agent to verify the existence of weapons of mass destruction. In the UK, Cane is drawn into mysteries surrounding the deaths of two biochemists, one of whom had been a UN weapons inspector in Iraq, and the theft of a deadly anthrax virus from the Biochemical Warfare Defence Establishment at Porton Down. An MI6 agent disappears while on a mission in Israel investigating the sale of Russian-made atomic bombs thought to be destined for Iraq. The seller, who was close to the Russian President, possesses a secret that could destroy the integrity of the British Prime Minister and the presidents of America and Russia. He escapes to Australia hotly pursued by US and Russian agents. An extreme right-wing group in Washington who want to extend the Iraq War, conspire to replace the US President. A mole in the UK Counter-Terrorist Group reveals Cane’s real mission to the Iraqis forcing him to find an escape route from the country. He is helped by unexpected sources. Does Paul Cane discover weapons of mass destruction in Iraq? What happened to the stolen anthrax viruses? What secret does the Russian possess? Why does the group want to replace the US President? Who are the sources helping Cane escape?

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Doctors David Tolfree and Alan Smith have put together a book on road mapping that is truly exceptional. They provide a reflective practitioner a set of ten chapters that truly discuss the road mapping phenomenon that has seem to rake off over the last 20 years as people seek to decrease technology risk in the firms, their economic regions and their industries. The book is well written and concise and provides the readers with many methods and examples of how to proceed. I urge any road mapping professional to obtain one.

Steve Walsh
Black professor of Entrepreneurship University of New Mexico
Past President MANCEF
Co-editor of the Fist Micro and Nano technology international roadmaps

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Alan Smith and David Tolfree

David Tolfree MSc., F.Inst.P., CPhys., F.IoN. was the co-founder and Executive Director of Technopreneur Ltd, a consultancy company for the exploitation of micro-nanotechnology, established at Daresbury in Cheshire, England. He is one of the founders of MANCEF (Micro and Nanotechnology Commercialization Educational Foundation), an international body dedicated to commercialization and education of emergent technologies and is currently its European Vice-President. David is also one of the founders of the UK Institute of Nanotechnology and is a member of its Advisory Board. He is a Chartered Physicist, a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and the Institute of Nanotechnology and has published over 160 papers, including news articles, chapters for books and conference papers, and has given interviews on television and radio. he is member of the Advisory Board of the International Commercial Micro Manufacturig Magazine. He has co-authored chapt ers in the MANCEF International Microsystems and Top-Down Nanotechnology Roadmap. He is the co-editor and writer of a book published in October 2007. ‘Commercialising Micro-Nanotechnology Products’. This was the first book dedicated to the subject of commercialization to be published.

David’s interests are writing, film-making, photography, promoting science and technology to the public, including schools and colleges, swimming and gardening.

Dr Alan Smith BSc., PhD., FLS, FRSC., FIMMM , is the Managing Director of AZ-TECH consultancy company. His career began in academia as a lecturer, before he moved into industry. He has been a member of the UK Government’s Foresight Panels for both Chemistry and Materials, and has served on industrial advisory boards for two universities. He is a Past President of the Industrial Affairs Division of the Royal Society of Chemistry, and is a member of the Bureau of IUPAC. He was Chairman of the COMIT Faraday Partnership, and Board Member of the IMPACT Faraday Partnership. He was a visiting tutor and lecturer on Innovation and R&D Management for MSc course at a Scottish university.

Alan was co-editor of book entitled Trends and Priorities in the UK Chemical Industry for the Chemical Industries Association, and a co-author of a book entitled Future Perspectives of European Materials Research.

David Tolfree

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