Brutes for kin

Gillespie, Bob (2017) Brutes for kin. La Rémige Publishers, Paris, France. ISBN 9781999763909

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Abstract

Between 1985 and 1990, I wrote a thriller about terrorism and its Islamic roots. Bin Laden would have still been in his formative twenties. Its theme preceded the fall of the Berlin wall; its principal villain came from the Balkans before Serbian hegemony exploded; it drew a link between drug dealing and Islamic terrorism before the Taliban existed. All those years ago, this thriller foresaw the Islamic threat to our western world, weaving a fictional web of mystery around an attempt on the life of a then fictional President of the United States. I never presented it for publication because the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, and the end of Perestroika consigned its content to historical curiosity rather than to contemporary interest. Today I believe it has never been more timely to reread how the world was just a short time ago.

Item Type: Book
Keywords: Cold War
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Business and Management
Research Centres and Groups: Centre for Creative and Critical Thought
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature > PR0161 By period > PR0401 Modern > PR0481 21st century
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Depositing User: Robert Gillespie of Blackhall
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2019 11:33
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2019 11:33
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/81833
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