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on 3 October 1999
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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on 5 October 1999
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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on 28 November 1999
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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on 16 October 2012
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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on 2 October 1999
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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on 13 January 2001
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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VINE VOICEon 4 November 2009
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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on 1 February 2013
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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on 3 April 2013
Good service, although there was a problem initially they sorted it out immediately. Sent another copy within days, nothing too much of a problem.
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on 23 April 2013
very interesting book with various true facts of the 'troubles' and the never ending battle against terrorism in northern ireland..
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