First Casualty: update

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September started with a bang – I’m back on track and working through my proofreader’s comments on Gabriel Wolfe #4 – First Casualty.

The title comes from a phrase usually attributed to the Greek dramatist Aeschylus: “In war, the first casualty is truth”.

The story concerns Gabriel Wolfe’s attempt to recover the mortal remains of his friend, Trooper Smudge Smith, from the forests of Mozambique.

But, as the title suggests, truth is in short supply. Gabriel has to fight forces greater than any he has yet faced to succeed in his mission. Betrayals swarm around him like angry hornets, but help comes from an unexpected quarter during a visit to his childhood home.

Due out: October.