This may not be the same ‘Brogan’ as Kev Richardson portrayed in his other Brogan stories, but he nonetheless fits the same mold of a devil-may-care adventurer. At first I thought if this Brogan didn’t have ‘bad luck’ he wouldn’t have any luck at all...but then I realized that if it hadn’t been for his luck he surely would have been robbed of more than just his camera in Africa, gotten nailed as a smuggler of exotic women, or had his throat slashed in a darkened alley. I challenge anyone to put this book down once they start reading. Double dare you!
Brogan, a freelance travel journalist, doesn’t have to look for trouble. It seeks him out. Becky, his live-in partner of two years, is an actress on the go. Both are familiar with the stresses created during international travel. Brogan’s employer is always assigning him to far-off places to assess and write about various traveling venues, some of them more difficult than others. Least of which is the little revolution in the Sudan as he has been dispatched to evaluate a certain train ride for a Backpacker’s Holiday. Nothing endangers North African trains running on time like a little political unrest.
And in the meantime he has also been conned into smuggling a foreign ‘working girl’ into Australia. Hopefully, not getting himself caught for trafficking a high-maintenance call girl into the country. “The Daeng Project” as he calls it, has the shots being called by a shadowy man by the name of Neung—as well as mysterious individuals from the British Embassy who do not seem to exist when he tries to report his progress.
Brogan Abroad is an exciting, fast-moving tale of intrigue, airline strikes, kidnapping, political unrest, threatening bad guys, revolutions and smuggling, that Brogan must weave around an exacting timetable... or else.
Kev Richardson does himself proud on this one. It’s the kind of book you can’t put down.
JoEllen—Conger Book Reviews (USA)
Following a career in business management at international level, Kev attained a degree in journalism, to then sweat as far up the River Nile as one can get, canoe down the Amazon, flash countless photographs from atop the Eiffel Tower, the heights above Yosemite, the Victoria Falls et al, scream “Ole” at a Chihuahua bullfight, ride elephant trails in Thai jungles, wallow in the incredible history of Rapa Nui’s Maoi—and as convention almost demands, was mugged in Bogotá. His articles on travel to exotic lands have featured in travel and airline magazines around the world.
Meanwhile, being a sixth-generation descendant from Australia’s First Fleet with an obsessive interest in his country’s founding, he was disappointed at generations of suppression in the hidden truths of that history. Years of fact-finding, with the help of other dedicated researchers, revealed all, and Kev vowed to set the history books aright by bringing the truths of convictism to light. He is well qualified to do so, for as a student of First Fleet history, he has presented his subject on many occasions in press, radio, and television interviews. He is a Past President of The First Fleet Fellowship and a Past Secretary of The Descendants of Convicts Inc. During Australia’s 1988 Bicentenary, he officiated in Founding celebrations in Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, and Norfolk Island. For his work during that Bicentenary, he was created Honorary Life Member of The Regiment of Redcoat Descendants.
Kev now devotes his life to writing on not only his country’s convict history and general fiction with an Australian flavour, but biographies of significant people. He recognises the growing trend towards digital reading, so follows the world’s top authors in publishing his works both as traditional paperbacks and the economical eBook.
His Gurrewa (two books in the series), Brogan (four books in the series) and his Letitia Munro trilogy, all released by Wings-Press (www.wings-press.com), include awards-winners and five-star reviews. Synopses of all works can be read on www.kev-richardson.com. Three biographies are contracted for release during 2010.
These days Kev travels less, having retired from his home on Queensland’s Gold Coast, left his grown family and friends, to write from experiences and adventures during his exciting travels, happily ensconced in the foothills of the Golden Triangle in amazing Thailand’s exotic north.