Rescue at 2100 Hours

July 31, 2014 § Leave a comment

 

Rescue at 2100 Hours

February 1942. The Japanese invasion of Timor has begun and attempts to evacuate a group of 29 Australian airmen, charged with keeping an airfield operational until the last moment, are thwarted.

Under the leadership of Bryan Rofe, a 24-year-old meteorological officer, the airmen make for remote jungle along the northwest coast. All attempts to rescue the group fail. Malaria-ravaged and starving, these men are taken to the limits of their endurance for 58 days. When a 300-strong Japanese patrol is sent to hunt them down all hope seems lost, until they receive a strange signal from sea – an American submarine has been dispatched to their position. With the Japanese closing in, only courage will keep them alive.

Using diaries of the airmen and wartime records, Rofe’s grandson Tom Trumble brings to life one of the greatest stories of survival and escape of the Second World War. From the young man who stepped up to bring his men home and the Japanese soldier sent to hunt down the Australians, to the American submarine captain and the Timorese fisherman who saved them, this is an insight into the extraordinary things that happen to ordinary men in war.

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Unholy Pilgrims

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Unholy Pilgrims

Sometimes the slow road can be the fastest way to sort things out

 

Relationship-challenged, with the résumé of a vagrant, Tom Trumble is at one of life’s crossroads. So he takes up an offer to go on a seriously long walk – the ancient Christian pilgrimage of the Camino de Santiago de Compostela, the domain of the devout.

 

Despite his good intentions, Tom’s route takes him into every bar along the way while crossing paths with the loopy and the wise, the pious and the distinctly ungodly. He finds himself contending with song-happy evangelists, unlikely scholars and enlightened globetrotters, and randy backpackers out to bed every pilgrim they meet. Not to mention his own very restless demons, some of which lead him to confront troubles he thought he’d left at home.

 

Unholy Pilgrims is an irreverent and engaging take on figuring out what the hell to do with your life.

 

Tomorrow We Escape – Book Trailer

July 31, 2014 § Leave a comment

Since the publication of my latest character-driven military history, “Tomorrow We Escape”, I’ve put together a little book trailer.

The book is available where all good books are sold!