Today is the blog tour for Operation Large Scotch: O.L.S. by Bill Flockhart. Thank you to Damppebbles Blog Tours for allowing me to participate today. Check out my review and let me know what you think!
Fearing the Good Friday Agreement will effectively end the lifestyle his IRA terrorist cell has enjoyed for years, Michael Caldwell the leader of the 1972 Club (named after the Bloody Sunday Massacre) decides to turn his attention to targeting the UK Government economically. He launches an attack threatening to bomb the Scotch whisky industry unless the British Government pay the terrorists a £20m ransom.
Armitage Brown, Assistant Controller of MI5 is given the task of stopping the terrorist attack but is unable to get any information on the assailants as to how, where and when they are going to deploy their explosives if their demands are not met. He co-ordinates a strategy, using all the emergency services, to thwart the terrorists under the code name ‘Operation Large Scotch.’
Bothe the military and the intelligence services have been guilty of murderous acts going back over the previous eighteen years. John Johnston, a young Ulsterman, living thousands of miles away in South Africa, is determined to get revenge for the killing of his father in Belfast. With the assistance of Mossad, the Israeli Secret Service he releases information that will haunt both the British Military establishment and the terrorists.
Will MI5 succeed in preventing mayhem in various towns around Scotland?
Alright, I admit, I chose to read this book because of the title. What I didn’t know going in was how fantastic this book would be. And to top it all off, this is a debut novel. I am really happy I took a chance on this!
This is quite the page turner with a complex plot and lots of twists and turns. It is clear author, Bill Flockhart did his research because the book feels credible and real. The pacing is great and the writing is wonderful. I was drawn in from beginning to end.
The colorful and intriguing characters are one of the points that make this book such a good read. Again, the research shows, because they behave the way I’d imagine they should.
A wonderful debut novel with a unique and twisty plot. I recommend checking it out!
*I received a free copy of this book from damppebbles blog Tours. All opinions are my own and unbiased.*
‘Operation Large Scotch’ is my first book and at my age (71) possibly my last. it reflects on my life in many respects having worked in a distillery in my early working life before digressing into financial services.
My interests are sport (especially golf, swimming and basketball, (the latter through my two sons who played at international level) and current affairs in our ever changing world.
I have always enjoyed a challenge, which producing a book has certainly proved to be, but I would recommend writing to the retired population as it certainly keeps your brain active.
Two years after publishing ‘operation large scotch’ I am delighted to release my second novel ‘She’s Not a Lovely Girl’ which is a sequel to my first book. I only hope it gives everyone the pleasure ‘O.L.S.’ did judging by the favourable reviews it received
Let me know what you think in the comments. I’d love to interact with you. If this sounds like something you would read, let me know!