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EXIT PLAN by Mike Sixsmith. Published by Pen & Sword Military
LATEST: Now available as an EBOOK
Read the first few chapters at www.pen-and-sword.co.uk
Bill Sloan, a former British Army intelligence officer and Shahid Al Sheehi, the son of a Pakistani British immigrant are caught up in a breathtakingly ambitious plan for a small Middle Eastern Emirate to seize regional power by acquiring WMD. The destinies of Sloan and Al Sheehi are irrevocably entwined.
Mike Sixsmith's new novel draws the reader into the world of political intrigue, thwarted terrorist plots and international duplicity - relfecting events too often featured in contemporary headlines. This book acts to set our current perceptions of such issues is context. Informed by his own personal experiences, this novel has a real feel of authenticity.
With a unique insight into the Middle Eastern tensions which have simmered over the past thirty years, Mike Sixsmith has enjoyed a varied career in counter terrorism and intelligence in the Special Forces and the commercial world for over forty years. Brought up in Northern Ireland, and enrolling as a British Army Special Forces officer, he spent much of the 1970's on active service in a variety of intelligence and security roles within the Province.
His writing explores the lives of the protagonists in these revolutionary conflicts, whose fate is largely determined by an accident of birth. A protestant child with a middle class background, forced by circumstances to live in a working class housing estate in North Belfast, he joined the British Army. Had he lived on the Shankill Road, it would have been the UDA; or if the Falls Road the IRA. Had he lived like Shahid in the novel in an Asian ghetto in London he would likely have been a jihadist. His writing seeks to illuminate these paradoxes; the opposite but parallel lives of those ensnared in such a reality.
Hardcover: 272 pages|
Publisher: Pen & Sword Military