More About the Author
Colin Gee [b 18/5/57] is a proud Brit, and part-time writer of alternate history and short stories.
32 years as an operational firefighter, and a lifetime of interest in military history, have come together in the shape of the Red Gambit series, covering WW3 from 1945 to 1947. If reader's ratings are to be taken at face value, then the four books written thus far have been favourably received.
Alas, sometimes accused of being anti-American, Colin tries to write as reasonably as possible, reflecting the skills and issues of all sides. Sometimes, it seems that can hurry those who have immense pride in their Armed Forces into criticism of national bias, even of hatred for Britain;s natural allies. WHilst nothing is further from the truth, Colin is sorry that is the case for some, but he intends to continue to write in a balanced way, reflecting on the good and bad that was to be found in everyones military.
Colin has other projects waiting in the wings, but RG presently demands his full attention.
Married, with five children and step-children, four grandchildren, and one more on the way, Colin holds down a full time job with the NHS, as well as occasionally finding time to tap a few laptop keys as thoughts occur.
The writing is done for pleasure in the first instance.
His interest in conflict came about because of the stories of yesteryear he heard from his grandad and his grandad's friends.
Colin started to wargame and continue to do so to this day, having a shared collection of 20mm WW2 figures and vehicles second to none in private hands that he is aware of.
As a result of that interest he became a student of History, and absorbed as much about WW2 as was possible, partially to create an effective set of wargame rules, and partially because of thirst for knowledge about man's 'greatest' game.
He initially intended to write a book about his service years but retirement and the distancing involved in making a successful break undermined his commitment.
Many years ago Colin toyed with the possibility of a book on a subject close to his heart and researched it but failed to follow through.
Now he has created that book and it has grown into a series of indeterminate length, with four volumes already published, and number #5 well on its way.
Colin has met with a number of WW2 veterans, from both sides of the divide and, with one notable exception, he has always been struck by what ordinary and decent men they were.
In his books he wrote that there are no bad peoples, just bad people, and Colin truly believes that.
He set out to write books to illustrate that belief, albeit fictionally. Hopefully, in the doing, he will entertain and possibly even inform, for fact rears its ugly head on more than one occasion.
Part of his wish is to give the reader a fuller experience, which is why Colin have created biographies and a web site where we can be interactive, discussing things that the reader brings to the forum, and maybe even steering later books in some way.
Colin hopes that you enjoy the books and the story he presents, taking you on a journey from June 1945 through to October 1947.