Best of Enemies 1940 and a plot which will torpedo the special relationship

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Prepare to rethink everything you thought you knew about World War II.

1940, Britain’s darkest hour and as Naval Intelligence officer Tom Belvoir negotiates the corridors of power he hears the murmured talk of surrender.

Desperate times call for truly desperate measures, an extreme operation and the ultimate sacrifice, in a plot which will change the course of history.

Now seventy years later, what secrets are still too dangerous to be talked about today?

Get your copy of Best of Enemies which will appeal to fans of both Fatherland and of Smiley’s world of bureaucracy and deception - avalable at Amazon and good bookshops.

 

A personal note - Eamon 1938 - 2017

All my books tend to have some autobiographical elements, but Best of Enemies is special, so if you’ll indulge me for a moment, I’d like to tell you why.

I grew up fascinated by the Second World War. I was an easy kid to buy for at birthdays or Christmas; give me war stories or Airfix models and I was sorted, and I have always wanted to write something about it.

After intensive research (aka hours spent article hopping on Wikipedia) the core plot ideas for Best of Enemies eventually came together in early 2017.

When I began, the idea of having one of the narrating characters staying with his parents gave me the opportunity to play with an affectionate portrait of my real life Mum and Dad on the old writer’s standby that it’s always much easier to describe something you know well rather than make it up from scratch.

By Autumn I was well on with the story by which time my Dad had been taken into hospital, where sadly he died at the end of November. After which while I continued writing, things began to change as the fathers’ roles in the book grew in importance, more of Dad’s actual life story started to make an appearance, while real life events following his passing needed to be included.

So the dedication at the front of the book is my acknowledgement to one of the great characters in my life, and in part a tribute to him.

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy it.