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Block 33 book launch

What does a man do when South America’s most bloodthirsty revolutionary threatens to kill him and his loved ones? That question confronts Jake Hunt, who faces a slow, painful death for what he’s done. In a single climactic morning, Hunt, a hardened Vietnam vet trained in top-secret Black Ops, kills terrorist drug dealer Carlos Guzman in an act of self-defence. But nowhere on Earth offers sanctuary from Guzman’s vengeful son Antonio, and no one close to Hunt is safe, least of all his beleaguered girlfriend, Nicole Roswell. The couple are forced to flee to the far corners of the Earth – New Guinea, Australia, Scotland – as they battle to survive the Guzman cartel’s revenge. They run and hide, constantly dreading the bullet or sharpened blade that will kill them. Until the day Jake decides he’s had enough – and makes his stand. Then he will stop at nothing to save his beloved Nicole.

Author Jed Hart’s new release, Block 33, brings Jake’s desperation to life with a tour through his own real-life experience of bloody fighting across the jungles of Vietnam and Peru, and flying choppers in Indonesia, New Guinea, Brunei and Scotland. Hart’s firsthand knowledge brings Jake’s indomitable spirit to life as only a real-life warrior could. Painful, glorious memories of enemy ambush and attack, live mortar and machine gun fire and fallen comrades. All the heroic and sometimes disgraceful reality of men under fire.

The author says Block 33, the second book in the Jake Hunt Series, is of course a work of fiction, but each chapter was so much easier to write if he borrowed from his own life. ‘The violence and corruption I describe in this book are as real as the sun that rises in the morning. None of my characters are strangers, they could walk off the page tomorrow, and knock on your door. Some of them, you’d be wise not to let inside.’

Without Warning, was first in the Jake Hunt series. The third book in the series, Just Reward, will be on shelves next year.

The Friends of the Library are inviting you to see Jed Hart in conversation with Geoff Leach on Friday, November 18 at Marvell Hall, Byron Bay at 6pm. Visit: byronbayfol.com for details. Purchase Block 33 at www.featherknightbooks.com or www.amazon.com.au

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