Friday, April 5, 2013

Nadia Welcomes Author Brad Fleming to the Desk

I am delighted to welcome Brad Fleming to the desk today.
Brad is the author of an action-packed thriller set in some of Ireland's darkest days.
His novel, Role of Dishonour is a page-turner that will keep you engrossed from start to finish.

What will you find between the covers of Role of Dishonour?

A whole lot of intrigue:

“The reason you’re here is because each one of you has a certain talent, a particular expertise which, properly directed and, properly co-ordinated, could have a decisive effect on the situation existing in Ireland at the present time. I must also tell you that, while the prize is great, the risks to each one of us are considerable. I am speaking of physical risks gentlemen. Failure could result in imprisonment for all of us–or even death!”

“People who live for their country serve it better than those who die for it. The doctrine of an eye for an eye ultimately leaves everybody blind.”

A little romance:

“He saw her then–sitting alone on a high stool at the left end of the bar counter. Quite simply, she was the most striking woman he’d seen in a long time. She appeared totally oblivious of his arrival and he found himself stopping involuntarily in order to study her more closely. Dexter was not normally so rude, or so easily impressed, but here was a woman well worthy of a second look.”

A little history:

“The events of the last 24 hours had put Northern Ireland back on the front pages and on TV screens worldwide. Politicians from all sides were parading in front of the cameras and microphones. Every hotel in Belfast was packed with journalists and TV crews representing, it seemed, just about every country in the world.”
Who is Brad Fleming?
Before becoming an author Brad Fleming was in journalism, broadcasting and public relations all of his working life. Born in the small fishing village of Kilkeel, Co Down, in the shadow of where the famous Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea, he worked in local newspapers before moving on to a national daily paper in Belfast. Later he broadcast on news and sport for the BBC. In his thirties he made a career switch to join the British Government Information Service, a job which took him to many corners of the world.
A little more about Role of Dishonour:
For generations Northern Ireland has withstood a vicious campaign of terrorist violence that has left thousands dead and countless more horribly injured. The British and Irish Governments seem powerless and to have settled for what one leading politician calls an acceptable level of violence.

There appears to be no solution to the conflict. But, when a Provisional IRA bomb kills two grandparents and a four-month-old baby on a lonely border road, four men from widely different backgrounds – a politician, a policeman, a soldier and a journalist – decide enough is enough. They embark on a daring plan to exact vengeance – and to end the Ulster Troubles once and for all.

Role of Dishonour is about violence and vengeance, treachery and treason, retribution and reward. Men die – women and children too. It’s a world where one man’s terrorist is another’s freedom fighter. For generations the troubles in Ireland have pitted Protestant against Catholic, Unionist against Nationalist and Loyalist against Republican. There seems no end to the mindless spiral of death and destruction.

Yet the book is also a poignant love story, set against the background of one of the most beautiful pieces of earth God ever made. It’s the story of a man and a woman from different backgrounds and different worlds who find one another and tentatively begin to forge a relationship amid the chaos and despair. Are they to be star-crossed lovers or will true love triumph in the end?
I'm also excited to hear that Brad’s newest release, Deadline to Danger is due out later this month. You'll want to connect with Brad on Facebook to stay up to date on all things related to Brad Fleming. 
I'd be remiss if I didn't mention that you might meet Bertha over there on Brad's facbebook page. I hear she has quite the crush on Inky Black, who you may see over there as well. Just between you and me, I think that Irish accent has her swooning. She tried to say it had something to do with his years of experience in journalism, broadcasting, public relations, and the Government Information Service and his firsthand experience of the violence in Northern Ireland but really, she as much as admitted it was his charming accent.
I enjoyed getting to know Brad and I would encourage you to give Role of Dishonour a try today. You can’t go wrong at just 99 cents and it's as easy to find as clicking right here or on the book cover below.


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