Feb 12, 2018
Bob Neumann rated it it was amazing
Throw both of them onto a game board of what Kipling called, THE GREAT GAME.
The whole plot line is filled with bizarre twists and turns from beginning to end. Like many British works the loose ends are brought together dramatically, and for me, very unexpectedly.
It is not a Cozey Mystery. So be warned it is a gritty, down and dirty tale that will keep you guessing.
The wife of an American presidential nominee is determined to gain more power than she has in the world's arena. Her involvement with the intelligence agent would bring political intrigue, while Karma seemed to be paying young Melissa back in spades as they share the charming agent's affections and prowess. Someone wants Melissa dead, and no continent seems safe. Politics, power and sexual gratification will drive this mystery to a conclusion that can shape global alliances while bringing one young woman to her knees in a fight for survival against vengeance.
Daniel Kemp's ONCE I WAS A SOLDIERis filled with deceit, personal and political machinations, and one woman's stark look in the mirror that is her life. Dark, detailed and filled with emotional landmines, this tale of intrigue is perfect for those who do not need any fluff or even to like the characters they will be spending several hours with. While not a fast-paced read, there is a depth to this story that runs deep with a plethora of details to absorb.
From the Author
Nowadays he is a prolific storyteller, and although it's true to say that he mainly concentrates on what he knows most about; murders laced by the intrigue involving spies, his diverse experience of life shows in the short stories he compiles both for adults and children.
He is the recipient of rave reviews from a prestigious Manhattan publication, been described as --the new Graham Green -- by a managerial employee of Waterstones Books, for whom he did a countrywide tour of signing events, and he has appeared on 'live' television.