Harry Waters Series
We ask our service men and women to do remarkable and occasionally, terrible things in our names. We ask them to fight in other people’s wars, to pick up the pieces, to do things we have no right to ask them to do.
And nearly always our soldiers, sailors and airmen do it. They do it because they believe it is their duty, whatever the cost in wrecked relationships, blood and sanity. Harry Waters is a hero but not like in the movies.
Harry’s life goal was to get into the SAS. When we first meet him in 1981 he is in the process of achieving his dream. No sooner has he lived one dream than he bumps into another, Sarah, the love of his life. What could go wrong? Well, quite a lot. For example, an idiot Latin American dictator might invade the Falkland Islands within months of Harry earning the right to wear the legendary winged dagger cap badge.
Islands of No Return sets the scene for the rest of the series, concerning itself with Harry’s decade on the road with the British Army’s version of Murder Incorporated the legendary SAS.
Harry is a soldier’s soldier with the quirky, dry sense of humour a man needs to face down the darkness of his profession but sometimes, being able to take a joke simply isn’t enough. A sense of humour is no armour against a high velocity bullet with your name on it.
For many of Harry’s friends and comrades the Falkland Islands will indeed become ‘Islands of No Return’ and the war in the South Atlantic will change him in ways he can not even imagine until many years later.
Ways that will sometimes blight and other time illuminate the rest of his life. The first three books in the series are a rollercoaster ride from elation, through a trial by fire, a descent into despair and then atonement.
Islands of No Return
The story of this officers career, always being sent to dangerous places and the effect the trauma of combat has on his personality and home life is convincing and very readable. Hard to put down. Recommended.
Brothers In Arms
A moving and unusual story with great twists. Interaction between characters cleverly 'woven'. Court scenes very visual. You could picture yourself there. Really got immersed in this book!
Islands of No Return
Brothers in Arms
This is not the type of book that I normally read, in fact I bought it by mistake, I am so glad that I did , it's a very good book I found it full of intrigue , the plot had many lines to follow, I really recommend it to anyone.