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The Hero's Apprentice-bookcover

By: Alfred Dyer

The Hero's Apprentice

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Eight-year-old Jennifer was the quintessential daddy’s girl until a tragic car accident claimed his life right beside her. Three years later, her life takes an unexpected turn when her new neighbour, John Smith, rescues her from a violent assault. Finding solace in John’s strength and inherent goodness, Jennifer feels an unparalleled sense of safety in his presence. Gradually, an unlikely friendship begins to blossom between them.

As time goes on, Jennifer starts to question the true identity of the man who saved her. John’s secretive professional life and frequent absences from home ignite Jennifer’s curiosity, leading her on a perilous quest to uncover his real identity. Her determination to understand John better draws her into a world fraught with espionage, survival tactics, and foreign intelligence.

The journey ahead is full of revelations that only John could foresee. However, Jennifer begins to wonder if there are deeper secrets that even John himself might not be aware of. This tale of mystery and discovery explores the lengths one will go to unravel the truth about those they hold dear.

Alfred Dyer was inspired to read by his mother which led to his reading a book every day and the desire to write one of his own.


Following the publication of several articles, he commenced writing sci-fi novels.


He later joined the coaching team at his daughter’s gymnastics club. Inspired by the enthusiasm, determination and bravery of the gymnasts, he is a strong promoter of young women’s empowerment and self-belief.

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