Gary Albyn has authored and ghost-written a number of books. He also puts his engineering background to good use as a professional technical writer. Originally from Rhodesia—Zimbabwe today—Albyn is an avid traveler and adventurer whose life has encompassed many divergent interests, careers and experiences. His life-long passion for aviation started as a trainee pilot with the Rhodesian Air Force in the late 70s. Besides delighting in rotary flight, Albyn has held board-level appointments in the corporate world; worked with civilian coalition contractors in Iraq in 2004; consulted with documentary crews on two continents and spent over three years as the senior instructor at one of the world’s foremost bodyguard academies in Cape Town, South Africa. As evidenced in Manzovo—his first acclaimed title—Albyn is also passionate about wildlife conservation. He lives with his wife Cathy in California, USA.
The author takes the reader on a roller coaster ride around the world ... from Rhodesia and Zimbabwe, to South Africa, Russia, Greece, the USA and Central America. The story itself is a work of fiction but it is so well integrated with superbly researched historical fact that it is difficult to differentiate between the two. I thoroughly recommend this book to anyone who is either interested in a cracking, fast-paced thriller or feels the need to brush up on important historical events of the late 1970s, early 1980s.
~ Nick Fergus
Well plotted, fast paced and exhaustively researched, this book is a rewarding read for anyone with even a passing interest in the conflict between east and west as it unfolded in Africa in the 70’s and 80’s, and the people who were caught up in it. Well done, Gary!
~ Mark Rowland