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  • Paperback: 247 pages
  • Publisher: Coronet Books; New edition edition (18 Dec. 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340750723
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340750728
  • Product Dimensions: 17.4 x 11 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 859,614 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Author

Sorry for the delay !
For the record, Fishers Of Men was due to be published in August. The Ministry Of Defence saw fit to threaten injunction over certain content which had to be removed prior to launch. Hence the delay. My reasons for writing the book were threefold. Firstly, as anyone who has written a book will agree, it is primarily a wish to complete what just about everyone wants to do at some stage in their life, write a book about it !. Secondly, I wrote Fishers Of Men to complete the picture on the trilogy of British Army Special Forces Unit's who operate in Northern Ireland. The SAS, 14 Int and the FRU. Thirdly, to gain financial reward for doing so. The book was written carefully, with security of all those involved over the years maintained. ROB LEWIS. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Rob Lewis joined the Army at sixteen. After service in Germany, Northern Ireland and Cyprus with the Royal Armoured Corps he volunteered for Special Duties. After passing this arduous process he was deployed to the Province as a covert surveillance operator. In 1988 he again undertook another formidable course of selection and was employed as an agent handler carrying out sensitive covert operations in the border region of Fermanagh. Rob Lewis is married and lives in London.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 3 Oct. 1999
Format: Hardcover
Rob Lewis tells of his unique role within a little-known unit. The content is very 'human' showing that the world of intelligence gathering is not a glamorous place at all, particularly in Northern Ireland. In places, the book shows the humour which can sometimes come out even under the most stressful of tasks. All in all, an enlightenning look at a dangerous world without the gun-slinging, gung-ho portrayal of specialist soldiers which other books have tended to go with recently. I award 5 crowns to the author purely for the effort in writing about an extremely difficult subject previously un-touched by the military world.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 5 Oct. 1999
Format: Hardcover
The writer / author appears or claims to have come from a normal working-class background with a youth spent fighting, stealing and running. The book has been written with his upbringing giving the lead into the world of violence in which he worked. The book, which I have now read twice, gives a 'gritty' angle on the murky world of intelligence gathering which is far from romantic and tells of the failures as well as the successes, which is also refreshing to hear. Useful book for anyone who wishes to work undercover - you will probably change your mind !. Brian James, Liverpool.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 28 Nov. 1999
Format: Hardcover
The book, Fishers Of Men, is the true story of a previously untouched covert part of the British Army which is recently getting a lot of press coverage - see the Sunday Times for the past few weeks. It is well worth a read to get the inside story of real operations which Rob lewis was involved in. Colin Wilson, Norfolk.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Hephaestus on 16 Oct. 2012
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This is a remarkable read and one that lifts the lid on the policy of "we never negotiate with terrorists" but then, who ever believes any political party's pronouncements? Although fascinating this book was an insight into one of Ireland's darkest, most troubled periods, setting brother against brother.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 2 Oct. 1999
Format: Hardcover
This book is an interesting insight into a previously unknown Special Forces Unit. Based upon the writers own experiences, it explains how Special Forces operators work undercover in Northern Ireland. It is a must for anyone who is interested in the Military Intelligence world.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 13 Jan. 2001
Format: Paperback
Rob Lewis covers his time in unique circumstances. There is no other book that covers the activities of the FRU....a real must for the military enthusiast.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Pj Williams VINE VOICE on 4 Nov. 2009
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interesting book, read quite quickly as its well written with good pace. doenst delve in to much but worth the money just the same
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For anyone who has seen active service or is interested in a book full of action and tense suspense then this is a must read. Rob Lewis is very talented in his writing style and I hope he will write another thriller!
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