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The Eight of Spades, a Law Unto Themselves (Eight of Spades Trilogy) [Hardcover]

Benjamin J. West
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27 July 2009 Eight of Spades Trilogy
Eight handpicked people, chosen for their individual skills and beliefs are snatched from their everyday lives and blackmailed into serving their country. The team is trained to be the finest fighters on land, sea and in the air just as the Government intended, but then the unexpected occurs. With sheer daring and determination, they steal a highly advanced super ship belonging to the Royal Navy and rename it the Intruder. With the British Government denying all knowledge of their very existence the group transform themselves into Public Enemy Number 1, the invincible, enigmatic, Eight of Spades. But when the team undertakes the challenge of clearing the Icelandic waters of the fearful gunboats that harass British trawlers during the 1976 Cod War, they find themselves nose-to-nose with the Navy they just humiliated. The Navy wants their ship back preferably in one piece but if all else fails, a million pieces will suffice. No one knows who they are, where they come from or where they disappear to. About the Author: Benjamin J. West is a lifelong resident of Hull in the East Riding of Yorkshire. He currently works in food wholesale, but hopes to soon retire and write full time. His inspiration comes from the sheer power of the pen when put to paper and from all of the interesting characters we find in our everyday lives. A sequel to The Eight of Spades is currently in production.

Product details

  • Hardcover: 356 pages
  • Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing (27 July 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1608603040
  • ISBN-13: 978-1608603046
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,426,072 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I was born in Hull on the 25th November 1948, the same year that the NHS was formed.
I have spent all my life here in the East Riding of Yorkshire, working primarily in the print trade.
I have always had a keen interest in writing but regettably I have only managed to live the dream in my later years, but since then there has been no holding me back.
My ultimate goal is to write fulltime but unfortunately bills have to be paid and unless you are famous there is not a lot of money in it, we must do it for the love of it.
I would never have been able to do this without the continued support of my dear wife Constance.
I have two beautiful daughters who both live in Hull.
My eldest, Paula, runs her own restaurant, 'Stanley's' Paragon Street, Hull with her partner James.
Sally, the youngest, works in a sports shop in Hull, her partner Paul who too works for the same company but in a different shop in Hull. They have a baby boy, Elliott, who has just had his first birthday.
My wife has three children from a previous marriage, Melanie, Clare and Matthew.
There are two rugby league teams in Hull and I am an avid follower of Hull Kingston Rovers.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing 21 Mar 2010
By J. Kirk
An absolutely brilliant book that keeps you turning the page for hours, gripped by the utter excitement and unpredictability of the plot. Characters are believable and relatable and ,with references to the real world, makes for an realistic and gripping novel. Highly recommended and my anticipation of the sequel is impossible to put into words. In short - buy it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Definite Page Turner 13 Jan 2010
Not my usual read but this book came highly recommended and it certainly lived up to expectations!Very exciting,very well researched.Looking forward to the sequel.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Eight of Spades: A Law Unto Themselves 13 Nov 2009
If you like Colin Forbes Jack Higgins el al you will love this.Clever crafting of plot keeps you totally absorbed.Whilst not about the Cod War students will appreciate the realistic references to Icelandic waters. Cannot wait for follow up if only to find out what they do with the helicopters. Excellant read highly recommend.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Gripping Novel..... A Page Turner 9 Nov 2009
Having Read alot of Fast moving Action Thrillers ( Andy McNab, Chris Ryan, Terance Strong )I allways enjoy each visit to Book and allways looking forward to next session. Benjamin J West was no different with 'Eight of Spades', a nicely crafted Novel, well thaught out characters and well described.
The Plot based in the 1970's during the Icelandic Cod Wars was well researched and braught back memories of News items of the Day and a forgotten time in our recent History that meant so much to our now non existant Engish Fishing industry. Recommended a Page Turner.
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