- File Size: 1897 KB
- Print Length: 216 pages
- Publication Date: August 7, 2019
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07TZCGJVY
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #941,293 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Bridging the Gulf Kindle Edition
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Roy seems like your everyday type of guy. He has a good relationship with his girlfriend Joan as well as a great working relationship and friendship with Drew. Sadly he appears to be suffering with some form of PTSD which has him on a mission of self destruct as well as getting something back for the people that suffered from a result of the Gulf War.
In a way I felt that Roy was a bit of an anti hero. Don’t get me wrong, I certainly don’t condone what he does but he is at war in his own head and it really does make for a thought provoking read. Things definitely arn’t black and white.
You can tell the author has clearly done his research with information on the Gulf War as well as the after affects. Also the history of Turkish Cyprus is brought to life and very vivid in the readers mind.
Bridging The Gulf isn’t your straight forward thriller. This is a story that has a lot of meaning to it as well as opening your eyes. The nature of the story, there was never going to be a happy ending, although I prayed that in some way there would be. It had me go through an array of emotions and I could relate to the emotions that Joan was going through. A compelling and thought provoking read.
My thanks to Caroline at Bits About Books and the author for an advanced readers copy. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
Ray Hanna had a form of PTSD known as The Gulf War Syndrome post fighting in the war. But the doctors did not believe in such a syndrome, and there was an absolute lack of support from the government for these war veterans. Fed up with all of it, he put forth a plan which had him going on a bombing spree to make the government pay. And boy, did all of them pay.
My first book by Malcolm Hollingdrake, this was quite different from my routine thrillers. It was written in almost a straightforward manner. I could feel Ray’s frustration squeezing through. His desperate need to do bring about a change was honestly palpable throughout the story. It kept the story moving forward with a vigor.
I wouldn’t agree with his ways, bombs were never the solution. Ray was stopped, but it also brought about a change. Joan played his love interest with an agenda.
The prose may not sound entertaining for a fictional tale, but the words rang true. The plight of these war veterans suffering from PTSD was written in an authentic manner. Through Ray, the author tried to find a voice to speak the truth which was commendable.