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Aiden L. Bailey

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Formerly an engineer, Aiden L Bailey built a career marketing multi-national technology, heavy industry and construction companies. His various roles have included corporate communications with the Australian Submarine Corporation, technical writing for several defense contractors, engineering on a petroleum pipeline constructed in the Australian desert, and a magazine editor and art director. He travelled widely in his twenties, predominately through Australia, Africa, Europe and South America, and returned home with many stories to tell.

Aiden lives with his wife and daughter in South Australia. The Benevolent Deception is his first novel. He is currently writing the sequel, The Shatterhand Code. The series prequel, The Assyrian Contraband
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Aiden L. Bailey Africa was the first oversees region of the world I travelled after graduating from university. While most of my friends were off to Europe and North…moreAfrica was the first oversees region of the world I travelled after graduating from university. While most of my friends were off to Europe and North America, I wanted to try something a little more adventurous, and boy was the continent an eye-opener for me. People say India changes you, well so does Africa.

I landed in Kenya in the 1990s during a period of heightened conflict in Somalia, Sudan, Rwanda and the Congo, all countries that surround Kenya. I was backpacking with a friend and we stayed at the hostels rather than expensive hotels and so I met a lot of journalists, UN workers, soldiers, local Kenyan people, other backpackers, NGO workers, WHO personnel and foreign investors. They all had fascinating stories to tell and my world view went from limited to vast.

I did the typical safari tour across East Africa which was an amazing experience, and I saw Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, came face to face with a wild bull elephant in Zambia, took an overland train journey and hung out in local nightclubs, but the real experience was engaging with daily and political life.

On the adventurous / reckless side, I was in a crowd while there was gunfire, witnessed a series mugging that I was powerless to assist, found myself on the wrong end of an M16 when I accidentally wandered into a military camp, did home stays with Masai and Samburu people and almost got into a fight with a baboon, and yet this remains my most memorable overseas travel experience.

I’ve travelled in other parts of the world but none have been as adventurous as Africa. Many of my experiences in Kenya and Africa as a whole ended up in The Benevolent Deception, as did many of the descriptions of the people and the landscape. I plan to set many more of my novels Africa, and return there for another holiday / research trip. My wife and I have talked about assisting with aid programs there in the future when we are more established. Yes, I shall return.
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Aiden L. Bailey Not something I’ve ever had a problem with to be honest. My ideas radar is always on, with thoughts constantly coming to me on how to build scenes,…moreNot something I’ve ever had a problem with to be honest. My ideas radar is always on, with thoughts constantly coming to me on how to build scenes, characters, action sequences, mysteries and concepts that come from leftfield as well, which, hopefully, keep readers in suspense.

I find walking a great means by which to have ideas. I live near bushland so I go walking every morning with my dogs, and come back with more ideas each time.
What I do have is lack of writing time block. Never enough free hours in a day.(less)
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"An amazing seat of your pants read. The plot was so realistic that at times I had to look out my window to see if my world still existed:) I really recommend this book . I hope to be able to read 2 soon."
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In a good way, Greatest Enemy was not what I was expecting, as the story took many twists and turns that I couldn’t see coming and the central themes of the book were very different to most books that define the military thriller fiction.

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