| GANGRENE: A Novel|
by Aly Renwick
'Ginge', an NCO in military intelligence, saw too much - and then he saw nothing
A flashback sometimes zooms across my brain - a vivid blaze of light, followed by a vast wall of sound. Then oblivion. 'A mercury-tilt bomb? The bastards have gotten me!' I'd been in a hurry and gunned the car engine as I started out. I remember starting up a steep hill and then the flash, bang and wallop. The bomb had been placed underneath the vehicle - but a bit behind my driving seat. This saved my legs and probably my life,
As he lies in a hospital bed links form in Ginge's mind - bit by bit. Were those events connected? What was his Major up to? Was there anyone he could trust? Who was the enemy? Was he just another 'loose end'?
'Gangrene is a powerful, well-crafted thriller; a page turner, written with a chilling atmosphere of realism. It's not for the faint hearted as for anyone who observed something of the 'hidden war' in Ireland, there is a terrifying authenticity.'
Peter Berresford Ellis
Aly Renwick joined the British Army aged 16. He is a member of Veterans for Peace, UK
ISBN. 978-1-85425-118-3 paperback
Published September 2017