When her brother is killed in a diving accident, journalist Amélie Lagarde asks ex-Gurkha Harry Parker to help her investigate. Together they get drawn into a desperate battle between an ambitious Prime Minister, the intelligence services and the world’s most wanted terrorist, leaving them with no choice but to take matters into their own hands. Find out more at this link or by clicking the cover image.
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'This is a good old fashioned thriller which actually lives up to this claim...this is a cracker of a book.'
'5*: A great read! The perfect antidote to being ‘locked down’, a great page turner.'
'5*: Breathtaking read. Couldn't put it down! A real page turner. Had me on the edge of my seat throughout.'
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'5*: Gripping from start to finish! Extremely well written with short punchy chapters, it was fast-paced and an easy read.'
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An assassin stalks a man whose company has developed a revolutionary new social media application. Gurkha veteran Harry Parker is in Nepal, taking a well-earned break between development contracts. One of the City’s most successful hedge fund managers is about to make his biggest ever fortune. Academic Lucy Masters is heading out to the Himalayas to climb some of the world’s most challenging mountains. Though they don’t know it yet, the lives of these very different people come together in the most unexpected way. Add in a young and very beautiful emerging artist, a sociopath ex-special forces ‘fixer’ and an ambitious Police Commissioner and the stage is set for a dramatic adventure. From the mountains of Nepal and the Tors of Dartmoor to the streets of London and Edinburgh, the story that unfolds will grip you from the first page.
'A great choice to hunker down with as the nights draw in. Inspired by Lee Child, Craig turns out a fast-paced adventure .'
'5*: A hard-to-put-down adventure that contains just the right mix of mystery, romance and intrigue. Verdict: This absorbing yarn should appeal to all tastes.’
'5*: Five Stars - My top read of the year! Had me gripped from beginning to end...a MUST read.
'5*: Thrilling Thriller! A fast and furious tale that carefully wound up to a thrilling climax. If you like action thrillers, then this is for you.'
'5*: Ready for Book 2! I have just read this cover to cover in two days and I never do that.'
This unique insight into one of the world's elite fighting units includes descriptions of operational deployments in Afghanistan, the Balkans, Sierra Leone and East Timor, as well as special interest sections covering recruiting, sport, adventure training, snipers, tracking and, of course, the kukri fighting knife.
‘As I reflect upon the Regiment's first quarter century, it is sometimes difficult to remember exactly just how much has been achieved. This is why this book is invaluable…it will perhaps help the reader to understand my deep personal pride in being Colonel-in-Chief.’
‘[A] fine study...Maj-Gen Lawrence, the third of the (so far) four honorary colonels, tells the story of the new regiment’s first 25 years and packs it with illustrations.’
‘What he has skillfully produced is a magnificent record of the famous and fearless fighting men from Nepal…provides a lively narrative which simply sets the outstanding illustrations into context. Gurkha is compelling reading and sure to become an essential reference work.’
‘A pictorial celebration of 25 years of The Royal Gurkha Rifles, this book is crammed with more than 500 images of the brave soldiers past and present… Gurkha includes sections on kukri fighting, snipers and tracking, all of which go into shaping this elite unit.’
This book, written by Major General J C Lawrence CBE, with a foreword by HRH The Prince of Wales and an introduction by Joanna Lumley OBE, is the complete visual history of Britain's Gurkhas and the mystique that surrounds them. It was published in 2015 to commemorate the Gurkhas' 200 years of loyal service to the British Crown.
'It's gorgeously photographed, it's illustrated massively, it's not just a great heaving history book and it's a riveting read, beautifully written and prepared...it is absolutely fantastic.'
'T his large, picture-filled book gives a fascinating insight into the history of the Gurkhas....This book is a fitting tribute to those who made and continue to make the grade.'
'No wonder enemies just turn and run! Felling four foes with one bullet. Slicing off heads with a swing of a knife. As they mark 200 years as our most awesome warriors, a new book reveals why you should NEVER cross a Gurkha.'
'This sort of stuff is meat and drink to this fantastic book by Craig Lawrence....This is one of those paving slab size books you cannot ignore. So don’t!’
Craig Lawrence, who also writes as Major General (Retired) J C Lawrence CBE, spent 33 years as a Gurkha officer in the British Army, serving overseas for much of his career and commanding his Gurkha battalion on operations in the Balkans and in Africa. He also deployed to Afghanistan for a year to support the Presidential elections before leaving the Army in 2016. He is now a member of the senior staff at the Royal College of Defence Studies (RCDS) in London.
Craig Lawrence is the author of five books: two novels (both featuring Harry Parker); a book on strategy and strategic leadership for RCDS; and two commemorative Gurkha histories, both of which have become Amazon best-sellers. He is now working on another book on leadership, as well as on the third book in the Harry Parker series. You can find out more about Craig on his website at this link.