Nick Cree is the creator of the popular blog site "It shouldn't happen to a volunteer" (ISHTAV) which has been active since June 9th, 2017 which incidentally was the 30th Anniversary of Nick's arrival on a Kibbutz in Israel. The site has had over 30,000 visitors since going live, with 50,000 pages read. The Eilat Trap came about as a by-product of the Blog when Nick found he was remembering other people's stories as clearly as his own and decided to put them to good use.
He denies he was running away but life until that point had been pretty meaningless with a round of dead-end jobs. In Israel, at the time the most popular song was from U2's album the Joshua Tree. "I still haven't found what I'm looking for" might have been the case when Nick finished his stint on Kibbutz but by that time he had at least figured out what questions he needed to ask.
He moved into the lucrative IT contract market and worked for the next 20 years in the IT Industry. A break to raise his son gave him a chance to start writing and he has produced a number of novels in draft form which he has promised to publish in the near future. The blog came along by accident following a bizarre conversation with his fellow traveller who coincidentally happens to be his brother. It was supposed to be a private memoir for those who were in that particular Kibbutz at that time but someone let the cat out of the bag and it has been growing in popularity ever since. If Kibbutz was your thing then hop over to the site and check it out.
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The Eilat Trap
by Nick Cree
Published: March 20, 2018
Billy Randell and Mike Spencer have been friends since school so when Mike announces he is leaving for a Kibbutz in Israel, Billy tags along for the ride. But when Billy is kicked off the Kibbutz he casts his lot in with all the ex-volunteers who have made their home in Eilat.
He is about to pit his wits against the Eilat Trap. The question is will he survive?
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