Shot at, bombed, imprisoned and arrested for murder. His is the story the establishment doesn’t want you to read.
Captain P. J. “Red” Riley is an ex-SAS soldier who served for eighteen years as an MI6 agent.
Riley escaped internment in Chile during the Falklands war during an audacious top-secret attempt to attack the Argentinian mainland.
He was imprisoned in the darkness of the Sierra Leonean jungle, and withstood heavy fire in war-torn Beirut and Syria.
In 2015, he was arrested for murder but all charges were later dropped.
In this searing memoir, Riley reveals the brutal realities of his service, and the truth behind the newspaper headlines featuring some of the most significant events in recent British history. His account provides startling new evidence on the Iraq war, what Tony Blair really knew about Saddam Hussain’s weapons of mass destruction before the allied invasion, and questions the British government’s alleged involvement in the death of Princess Diana.
Chaotic, darkly humorous and at times heart-wrenchingly sad, Kisses From Nimbus charts the harrowing real-life experiences of a soldier and spy in the name of Queen and country.
Happy Wednesday everyone! Welcome to another blog tour – I absolutely love doing these. I get so excited! Today’s book is very different to the kind that I would normally read which you can probably tell by the fact the cover has a gun on it, and not a teashop. What I love about reading though is that you can read whatever you want, and this time I chose to read something different.
I really like the picture on the cover – It’s clever and gives you a sense of what the book entails straight away. I always find it worrying going through security at the airport when my stuff gets scanned. Not because I ever have anything to hide but I’m always thinking they’re going to see the 1 pair of Bridget jones pants that always goes on holiday with you. I’m not sure which is more dangerous – a gun or a pair of pants that Hugh Grant has his eye on.
Kisses from Nimbus is the story of an ex SAS soldier who served 18 years as an MI6 agent. An interesting and fast paced story of what happens in a life so unlike our own. Or at least unlike my life – if any of you get imprisoned and arrested then I’d say you need to calm your Friday nights down! Reading this is almost like we’re reading the plot of a great film, until we remember that it actually happened. It was a really interesting read and I’d recommend it, even if it’s not something you’d usually pick up.
About the author:
Born in 1946 in Lancashire, P.J. ‘Red’ Riley joined the British Army at the age of eighteen. After basic training, he volunteered for Pilot Training and qualified as an operational helicopter pilot going on to service in Germany, Northern Ireland, Canada, Belize and Cyprus. He was later appointed Flight Commander SAS Flight Hereford. At the age of thirty-six years old he left the Army Air Corps and transferred to the SAS. In 1989, when Riley left the army he was quickly recruited by Mi6 where he served until 2015. Now retired, Riley splits his time between the UK and Spain spending his time writing. Chaotic, darkly humorous and at times heart-wrenchingly sad, Kisses From Nimbus tells his story as it happened, charting the harrowing real-life experiences of a soldier and spy in the name of Queen and country.
Love Roxy xx