Mark Issem, ex Para, half Jordanian half English, is on a road to nowhere until a trip to the doctor turns his no hope life upside down. Add to the mix a family tragedy and contact with the Foreign Office and suddenly Mark has every reason to attempt to turn his life around, patch things up with his ex-partner, and think about revenge. In this taut thriller Trevor John Towers builds suspense as A Year to Kill ticks away taking Mark from England to Iraq and into the dangerous city that was Baghdad under Saddam Hussein.
Trevor Towers was born in Brighton, England at the end of the Second World War. As the son of a naval officer, he spent much of his childhood in Malta, where his father was posted. Trevor cherishes these memories to this day.
The family later returned to England and settled in Portsmouth. Trevor attended the Royal Hospital School, also known as ‘Holbrook', near Ipswich. It was a boarding school with a strong focus on instilling its pupils with the values and skills necessary for a career in the British Armed Forces.
Trevor subsequently spent many years in the army; his experiences from those days have a strong influence in his writing. He has married twice, and has five sons.
Much of Trevor's life has been spent travelling the world or living overseas. Time spent in Saudi Arabia, Iran, Africa, and Asia has inspired many of his stories.
In 2004, whilst holidaying in Phuket, Thailand, Trevor and his wife Petra were caught in the Boxing Day Tsunami. They were swept away by the full force of the wave that killed so many but, miraculously, they survived. Despite their terrifying experience, they fell in love with Thailand and its people, and subsequently settled in Hua-Hin, where they still reside today.
Under Her Umbrella
Officers and Gentlemen?
A Customary Dilemma
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