The Next Eight Days
From the streets of Northern Ireland to Afghanistan Eddie Stovis was a career soldier.
Now wounded out of military service and living on board his barge, and enjoying the anonymity of London’s canals. His best friend is almost beaten to death Eddie is now on a collision course with the CIA, an Afghan warlord, and a Glaswegian drug dealer, seeking justice and delivering violent retribution. More
During his Twenty-four years of military service, Eddie Stovis has survived the troubled streets of Northern Ireland, the Balkans and Sierra Leone, Operation Telic in Iraq and the second Gulf war., very much a career soldier. That is until an Afghan bullet brings to an end his military career.
Now retired from military service he is now living on a converted barge, ‘Bellerophon’ enjoying the quiet anonymity of the London waterways and canal system.
A message sent to his phone to tell, him his best friend, has just been found in a ditch almost beaten to death and needs his help.
Eighteen hours earlier, a young security guard is brutally murdered, on his way home from work.
Two events that will bring him out of his retirement, and put him on a collision course with the American CIA, an Afghan warlord, and a Glaswegian drug dealer.
He has a survival instinct forged in the crucible of war, and utilising all his skills as a former intelligence operator, he must unravel these events thread by thread while using the still green waters of the greater London canals and rivers to hide his friend.
Over The Next Eight Days, Eddie Stovis will recruit an unlikely group of individuals, to bring about his own personal style of retribution on those responsible, at the same time he will go head to head against the CIA using a captured Afghan warlord to force open the secrets of their most closely guarded rendition process for British Military Intelligence.
Eddie Stovis is a man with his own moral code and little respect for unnecessary rank. He is a man who will get the job done, whatever it is, his way.
The Next Eight Days, is the first in a series of Eddie Stovis novels being written by an exciting new author, Stephen Bishop, who uses real places, some of which will be very familiar to anyone who has served in the British army, taking the reader as close as possible to the events within the story.
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