It’s Publication Day
for Malcolm Hollingdrake’s
B R I D G I N G T H E G U L F
From the author of The Harrogate Crime Series
This fast moving, thought-provoking thriller is set partly in the stunning beauty and history of Turkish Cyprus.
The novel follows one man’s struggle against faceless bureaucrats bent on negating the existence of Gulf War Syndrome.
Roy Hanna is a driven man. On his return from the Gulf War, in which he was injured and his comrades killed, he appears to be a successful salesman with everything he could want. Behind his facade, he believes he is suffering from Gulf War Syndrome and that the Government is carrying out a massive cover-up.
The lives of countless sufferers lie in ruins. He is determined that the Government should pay and he embarks on a bombing spree to ensure that it does.
I was given a copy of this new release from Caroline Vincent (@CazVinBooks) as I had read, enjoyed and reviewed an earlier release of Malcolm Hollingdrake’s. Due to health issues I have not been reading or reviewing for a few months and this was the perfect book to get me back into the book world!
The opening pages had me completely gripped and I read and read, reaching the end of the story in just two sittings.
I was immediately drawn to the lead character, Roy, and found myself torn between feeling empathy for a man suffering as he was following his time spent fighting in the Gulf War and anger towards him for planting bombs which would more than likely cause death or injury to innocent members of the general public.
The author has pitched this story perfectly and it is a work of fiction that could so easily be real-life. I was completely blown away by the authors ability to lead the reader into Roy’s head and understand why he felt he had to do this.
Malcolm Holligdrake is an awesome author. I highly highly recommend this stand-along novel. Be prepared to read in a single sitting – it is very much a ‘one more page’ type of book!
- PUBLICATION DATE: 7 August 2019
- PUBLISHER: Malcolm Hollingdrake
- ISBN (paperback): 9781916071582
- ASIN (ebook): B07TZCGJVY
- PAGES: 216
Click here to buy books from Malcolm Hollingdrake’s Harrogate Crime Series:
#1 Only the Dead
#2 Hell’s Gate
#3 Flesh Evidence
#4 Game Point
#5 Dying Art
#6 Crossed Out
#7 The Third Breath
#8 Treble Clef
You could say that the writing was clearly on the wall for someone born in a library that they might aspire to be an author, but to get to that point Malcolm Hollingdrake has travelled a circuitous route.
Malcolm worked in education for many years, even teaching for a period in Cairo before he started writing, a challenge he had longed to tackle for more years than he cares to remember.
He has written a number of successful short stories, has nine books now available and is presently writing the eighth crime novel set in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.
Born in Bradford and spending three years at Ripon College, Malcolm has never lost his love for his home county, a passion that is reflected in the settings for all the DCI Bennett novels.
Currently, Malcolm is writing a new series which is set in Merseyside.
Malcolm has enjoyed many hobbies including collecting works by Northern artists; the art auctions offer a degree of excitement when both buying and certainly when selling. It is a hobby he has bestowed upon DCI Cyril Bennett, the main character in his successful Bennett series.
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