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The Guns Boom Far

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General Straker was a fighting soldier, as rough, tough and masterful as they come.

After proving themselves, Straker's men prepare to join the battle in the north of Algeria. On the way, they are struck by overhead bombers, who now know they're on their way.

Jill Bensted, the Army nursing sister had been previously involved with his General Ewart but succumbed to Straker's charm, though she would live to regret it...

Frenchmen Labiche, Prefect of the Department of Nord-Est, and Vervins, Chief of Police, sit, drinking wine awaiting their arrival in North Africa and doesn't appreciate Straker taking charge on arrival.

It's not long before Straker earns a British D.S.O. and is promoted, becoming known as 'Punch-Through Straker'.

When two of the Frenchmen die, in suspicious circumstances Straker evicts Labiche from his home and moves in.

Their battle takes them to Italy, where Straker meets Mariella di Immondezze, the daughter of a Count and it is not long before her mysterious ways enchant him.

In Italy his association with a group of young neo-Fascist noblemen did not appear dangerous, though it brought him in the end nearer to death than he had been even in battle.

With his bolshie attitude to war and battle and selfish nature with regards to his fellow soldiers, will he survive the whole affair as he finds that 'The Guns Boom Far'?

Will he keep his men alive?

Or is the war about to claim him?

'The Guns Boom Far' is a fast, action-packed story of war from a master story-teller.

Praise for the Richard Townshend Bickers:

'A thrilling page turner.' - Tom Kasey, best-selling author of 'Trade Off'.

Richard Townsend Bickers volunteered for the RAF on the outbreak of the second world war and served, with a Permanent Commission, for eighteen years. He wrote a range of military fiction and non-fiction books, including 'Torpedo Attack', 'My Enemy Came Nigh', 'Bombing Run', 'Fighters Up' and 'Summer of No Surrender'.

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May 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Guns Boom Far
Author(s): Richard Townshend Bickers
Publisher: Endeavour Press
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