An Unlawful Act in Libya

Genre: Action Adventure

For Fans Of

Frederick Forsythe, Robert Harris, Tom Clancy, David Baldacci

Book Summary

"Every time you lose someone you really like, you die a little. Someone you've got used to, who can read your every change of expression, every gesture and tone of voice."

So begins the narrator of this story. A story based on true events of what happened to one young man who ventured into Libya at the height of Colonel Gaddafi's power.

Most people, in the prime of their lives, go through a period when they feel an instant spark of rebellion in their breasts at anything labelled forbidden, impossible, life threateningly dangerous or otherwise regarded with fear and apprehension by others. Because youth is a time to test boundaries. To prove oneself to oneself and to others. Everything unobtainable is a challenge. And, if such a challenge comes bedecked with possible financial rewards, kudos and prospects of career enhancement, then obviously so much the better!

And, at this point, even if you had told Gamal Ibrahim the story of Icarus, son of Daedalus, who dared to fly too close to the sun on wings of feathers and wax, it would have made little difference.

And who can blame him? Isn't that what being young is all about?

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About the Author

A writer who has had many stories published in the women's weekly magazines and literary journals, John was drawn to writing at an early age. At one time in his teenage years he was reading one book a day---the subject didn't matter, but it needed to grab his interest in the first couple of pages, or he would abandon it. And this is the rule he has since applied to all his writing, believing that if you haven't grabbed the reader straight away, you are not writing well enough.. After graduating with an Honors Degree in History he spent many years in academic publishing, at last leaving to pursue his long-held dream of becoming a writer. "Easily among the very best new writers we have seen", "fresh and original", "creates life-like characters---maybe too life-like" (whatever that means!), are some of the comments made by literary reviewers and consultants about his work. His Wacky/Scary Stories Series featuring female protagonists and twist/surprise endings was bought by a Russian publisher for use as English Language Teaching (ELT) material. However, when they were released, such was their popularity that quite apart from their use as ELT material, the series became a favourite with Russian readers for its sheer quality and uniqueness as a literary form in its own right. John was reliably informed by one of the translators that at one time the books were at the top of the bestseller list at the best bookshop in Moscow!
John's favorite band is The Moody Blues.

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