The Nemesis File: The True Story of an Execution Squad Hardcover – 1 Nov 1995
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From the Author
In my first book 'The Nemesis File', my story was taken down by a ghost writer. Consequently, some statements are incorrect and I shall be writing about these mis-quotes and downright lies in fact, in my next book 'Nemesis Continued', which is part of a trilogy. This will be just as controversial, if not MORE so. I shall be writing about events that I never got around to in the first book and I will also be adding some horrific tales from soldiers, from all around the world, who wrote to me, in empathy, after reading 'The Nemesis File'.
My next book, 'Nemesis Continued', will be finished very soon, so look out for it, or even better still....Order it upfront. (To let you into a secret, my life has been turned around from the most awful nightmare, to one of optimism and great happiness. Read all about it! Also this book will help the families and wives/partners of the soldiers who have come out after fighting for their country, only to find they are totally inept at being a civilian, to the degree that they can not fit in with their own friends or loved ones!) Paul Bruce.
About the Author
B. L. Bruce holds a Bachelor s degree in literature and creative writing from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Currently a writer, photographer, and editor, her work has appeared in over fifteen anthologies, magazines, and literary publications, including The Sun Magazine, Northwind Magazine, and The Soundings Review. Most recently she was named Featured Poet of The Wayfarer s holiday issue, her work reflecting a life amongst her native California backdrop of redwoods and Pacific shoreline. She was nominated for the Ina Coolbrith Memorial Poetry Prize in 2009 as a student of Santa Cruz s first poet laureate, Gary Young. The Weight of Snow is her first book. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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The following is a copy of an investigation into the claims by the author that his story is truthful. It was reported, as can be seen, and verified by personally checking, that the man wasn't ever anywhere near being a member of the SAS. I'm putting this here for consideration by people who may be tempted to purchase this book believing it to be history, and not fiction...
A flurry of activity. On Thursday (01/08/96) Paul Bruce, the author of The Nemesis File was detained at 5:45am at his home in Weston-super-Mare, by officers of the RUC. A copy of his manuscript containing a new chapter, which the publisher claimed would substantiate his claims, was also seized. The Nemesis File was a best selling book billed as a true story of an SAS squad that had executed about 30 men in Northern Ireland, of which Bruce had claimed to be a member. Defence sources had always ridiculed the claims, and even Sinn Fein described them as "totally outlandish". Paul Bruce was flown to Northern Ireland and questioned by the RUC under the Prevention of Terrorism Act, and a day of claims and statements followed. On Friday (02/08/96) the RUC issued a statement. The book was a "work of fiction". Paul Inman, who used the pen name Paul Bruce, had never worked for the SAS. The closest he had got was working for several months in Ulster as a army vehicle mechanic.Read more ›
Any readers with military experience will spot the obvious howlers in this book (such as the fact that neither 'Bruce' or any of this three comrades - 'Don', 'JR' and 'Bennie' - know how to do a six-figure grid reference from a map). This supposedly elite and covert death squad have a code name ('Nemesis') known by every squaddie and RUC officer in the Province, have two local farmers who act as grave-diggers for their victims, and spend their off-duty time either playing football with local kids, or in the pub, or on the pull. If they were real, their slack operational security will have got them abducted and killed by the PIRA. Their behaviour (as related by 'Bruce') makes that of Robert Nairac look cautious.
For those with any doubts, ask yourself why Sinn Fein (not normally renowned for giving the British Army - and especially 22SAS - the benefit of the doubt) described 'The Nemesis File' as 'outlandish'. Ask yourself why human rights groups such as the British-Irish Rights Watch and the Finucane Centre aren't demanding an investigation into these 'revelations'.Read more ›
I ask if Amazon realises what the inclusion of this book in an emailed newsletter urging me to buy it does to Amazon's credibility.
The system forces reviewers to award at least one star, but the one I award here is intended to signify <b>minus 5 stars</b>.
A disgrace that this was ever labelled non fiction and wasted RUC time having to investigate it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A great account of the most harrowing times in northern Ireland's troubled history
,you will not want to put this book down
I worked throughout the Province as an engineer during that period and all these years later, a lot has now become more clear.in mymind.Published 24 days ago by Amazon Customer
The book has been proven in a court case to be a pack of lies it should be removed from sale. Paul Bruce ( whose name is actually Paul Inman ) has been arrested and then revealed... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ged Fitzpatrick
Why are Amazon still selling this rubbish as a "True Story". The book and its author have been proven to be a pack of lies, written by an SAS wannabee. Read morePublished 2 months ago by R Simpson
Utter tosh written by a Walt. Blatant lies, poorly written. The fact this is advertised as non fiction is a con.Published 4 months ago by gary wallworth
A must read for all! Humbling, upsetting, tragic for all parties involved! Such a shame it ever had to happen in the first place!Published 4 months ago by Scott C
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