A terrific military action adventure with strong characters and authentic detail.
The British Harrier Squadron in Belize is still a well-known and potent symbol of our strategic role in the world. It has been well publicized in the past, but less publicized has been the fact that the aircraft have not actually been there for years. We can’t afford it. In fact, there are only a handful of British troops in Belize at any one time, doing some jungle training.
But the threat that the Brits are supposed to be averting is still absolutely clear: Guatemala claims Belize as its own, and has repeatedly stated its intention to take it back. Long Reach is the wonderfully exciting, totally gung-ho story of how the invasion is carried out – and repelled by that handful of Royal Marines and the emergency reinforcements that the Navy can get to them. Individual tales of heroism and action make for a sumptuously exciting novel.
Author of Dark Rose and King’s Shilling, Lunnon-Wood is fast becoming the British Clancy.
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Thanks to everyone for the time they took to comment and for their kind words! The world is full of critics and when you write a book its rare that you ever get real feedback from real readers. They are the people we write for. Long reach? For me it was a story waiting to be told in two elements, firstly the very real brooding presence of Guatemala and her territorial claim over Belize, and secondly there was a story to be told about the modern British military, operating in every environment but that of general warfare, and the stresses and pressures that involves. I hope you enjoy reading the book. I enjoyed writing it! Mike Lunnon-Wood
A STUNNINGLY AUTHENTIC NOVEL OF A MILITARY ENGAGEMENT THAT IS WAITING TO HAPPEN.
Plenty of people have heard of Belize, but few realize that the UK is committed to protect this tiny Central American country, to which neighbouring Guatemala has a long-standing claim. And most of the time the British hardly have any troops there.
In this fabulous novel of tactics, politics, courage and outstanding combat action, the Guatemalans make their long-awaited move.
And it is up to a mere handful of British soldiers on exercises in Belize, along with any civilians crazy enough to volunteer, to stop an entire army.
In 'Long Reach', Mike Lunnon-Wood reinforces his reputation as the premier author of modern military fiction.
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Book Description Harpercollins, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0006511635
Book Description Harpercollins, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 6511635