Blake skilfully colludes with an unsuspecting rival National Intelligence agent, to expose those responsible for the Intelligence leaks. This account is packed with perilous military operations, bravery, danger, cunning and fortitude. Not to mention the deceitful lengths traitors will go to, to bring their country down. It is also not short of twists and turns that will keep you guessing.
Blake Gregg, a South African military counterintelligence agent, former Rhodesian Special Forces soldier and Congo mercenary, is tasked with rescuing a VIP hostage, held captive five thousand kilometres away in the Congo. He recruits ex-Special Force operators from Rhodesia and South Africa to assist him in a daring and incredible raid. This was a perilous and hazardous mission, nonetheless, in spite of the almost insurmountable odds, the rescue is successful. Not without casualties though.
On his return, when it is obvious that Special Force operations in Angola are being compromised by someone in the Department of Military Intelligence, he is tasked with investigating personnel in SIGINT, the Department of Signals Intelligence. Two attempts are made to eliminate him, but fortuitously he escapes unscathed. By means of cunning and determination, he finally discovers that there is more than one mole. This is a riveting account of how he goes about using overt, covert and technical methods to reveal the culprits.
Barry Stranack was born in April 1945, he was institutionalized in St Martin’s boy’s home in Durban which was a breeding ground to become a tough and determined personality. Later, these harsh life experiences led him to become an 8th Dan karate black belt. He left school with a poor education that impoverished his career choices. After many difficult experiences Barry ended up homeless as a teenager and chose to join the Rhodesian Light Infantry. Here he excelled as a soldier, he became bored with peacetime soldiering and became a mercenary in the Congo.
He was awarded the Military Cross for gallantry. He later joined the famous Selous Scouts and became a clandestine operator. He left the army in 1980 and went overseas and qualified as a Chiropractor, has a diploma in Roentgenology, has a Master’s degree and studied medicine in the Dominican Republic.
His first book, Demand a Brave Heart, his biography, describes his difficult and successful life, that he has led. His Military and Intelligence background make for riveting reading in his Spy novels.
Barry is currently semi-retired and resides in Pretoria. His difficult, dangerous and exciting life-experiences make him a spellbinding storyteller.