Once, it was extremely rare for any book to be published about British Special Forces or British Intelligence Services. That has changed in recent years and several individuals have written about their careers in this dark grey area. This is one of those books – Highly Recommended.
NAME: Kisses From Nimbus, From SAS to MI6: An Autobiography FILE: R2603 AUTHOR: P J 'Red' Riley PUBLISHER: Click Street BINDING: soft back PAGES: 210 PRICE: £14.99 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: Middle East, Africa, South America, Op Corporate, MI6, SIS, SAS, independent contractors, spies, intelligence officers, infiltration, Phony Bliar, Tony Blair, dodgy dossiers, Princess Diana, war crimes ISBN: 978-1-911525-77-6 IMAGE: B2603.jpg BUYNOW: http://tinyurl.com/ybj3e8ow LINKS: DESCRIPTION: Once, it was extremely rare for any book to be published about British Special Forces or British Intelligence Services. That has changed in recent years and several individuals have written about their careers in this dark grey area. This is one of those books – Highly Recommended. For those who have no direct experience of either Special Forces or Intelligence Services it is very difficult to know how true any of these biographies are. Even experience in these areas does not provide all the knowledge because of the compartmentalisation of these services. In a way it doesn't really matter that much because, as with this book, its a cracking read with as much excitement as any spy novel. It is a cocktail of humour, chaos, success, sadness, betrayal. Even with the rather loose vetting that has appeared in recent years, it is highly unlikely that any of the content in the book was formally reviewed by ModSy, or any other British Government Agency, and approved for publication. The reader must take a personal view of whether this book provides detailed and accurate information from a dark grey world, or is an entertaining collection of unverified assertions and anecdotes. Captain P.J. 'Red' Riley is an ex-SAS soldier who served for eighteen years as an MI6/SIS agent. He has written of his involvement in operations in South America during Op Corporate, the Falklands War, and in Africa and the Middle East. All areas where the SAS and MI6 have been very active, with snippets of information becoming public, mainly because of chance or an error by an individual. In 2015 the author was arrested for murder but all charges were later dropped. Reading through the autobiography a picture is painted of someone who has served his country in areas that few like to talk about, or even acknowledge, but has been treated poorly by his country. He has included information about what Phony Blair knew about Iraqi WMDs and about questions of the British Government's alleged involvement in the death of Princess Diana. This is a truly absorbing book. Readers may be interested to know that the intelligence community were convinced that Dr David Kelly was killed because he embarrassed the Blair Regime by doing his job and briefing the media on what was known about Iraqi WMDs. There were many views about who actually carried out the assassination and how they did it. There were also those who thought it was a deliberate instruction issued by Blair or someone very close to him, but others believed it was a Henry II moment when some Labour time- server overheard the “who will rid me of this turbulent priest” and took it as a direct instruction to hire an assassin. The way in which David Kelley's family were threatened and bullied by the Blair Regime have certain relationships to the author's experiences. We may never know but its great read.