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Kisses From Nimbus: From SAS to MI6 An Autobiography

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Shot at, bombed, imprisoned and arrested for murder. His is the story the establishment doesn’t want you to read.
br>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 t
Kindle Edition, 237 pages
Published September 21st 2017 by Clink Street Publishing
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Sep 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
With a blurb like that, who wouldn't be intrigued? I was, and I wasn't disappointed.

Charting a career that includes the army, the SAS, and Secret Intelligence, with stories of intrigue, horror, and humour, this is a memoir of both life in the service of country, and political and social history through the eyes of those serving.

Pacy, thrilling, fascinating, and sprinkled with the kind of humour and wit one often finds in Brits with their backs against the wall, this is a
Michael Jenkins
May 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
First of all, I love how Red writes - he's really talented and the style is absolutely engaging, has infectious honesty, and humour that is riveting - I found myself chuckling on many occasions! Secondly, Red has had a magnificent career, and one that acts as a role model for young aspiring adventurers in many ways. Like me, he started his military career at 16 and had the most amazing roles in the aviation world, special forces, and intelligence services. By far the most insightful autobiograph ...more
Karen Cole
Sep 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
If this was a work of fiction, I might have criticised it for being unbelievable, for what a life and career P.J. 'Red' Riley has had! However, the book opens with something more personal, the death of his brother, Howard from AIDS in 1990. Although not overtly stated, his love for his brother is clear, perhaps most noticeably when he recalls an incident outside the Terrance Higgins Trust in London when a crowd of protesters waved hate-filled placards and shouted homophobic comments. Howard was ...more
Apr 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Occasionally you discover a book that is so “right up your alley” that you are amazed that you weren’t aware of it sooner (even before publication). “Kisses from Nimbus” is just such a book. Ordinarily I would have purchased it from Amazon as I do most books (and most everything else these days) but I was glad to discover that I could buy it directly from the author and so was happy to do so. The book is an autobiographical account of his time with the Army Air Corps., the Special Air Service (S ...more
Dave Monds
Oct 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
A series of vignettes - leaves the authors wanting more

A particularly enjoyable read and not what I was expecting. I suppose the subject matter meant the author had to be light on detail at times but the narrative does seems to skip large sections of his career which was noticeable, particularly when he hinted at some events but never elaborated. It is more a collection of vignettes of his more memorable exploits than a true autobiography but enjoyable and amusing nonetheless if not leaving the
Gerard O'Donovan
May 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful book written by what I would call a true unsung hero.
PJ really brings to life what it was like in the military at that time.
He mentioned names and places that I knew and resonated with, and it brought back some wonderful memories.
I cannot recommend this book highly enough.
He has a wonderful easy-going writing style that make you feel you were really there and involved.
I have heard that he has had challenges getting this book published as it appears the U
Jan 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Bombay and beyond

An interesting account of o e mans journey through military service with its trials and tribulations along with the twists and turns to bring part of special forces and the transition to the security services.
An interesting, amusing and fervent account an excellent read.
daisy riddle
Mar 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fascinating story.

An intriguing and sometimes very personal story based in and around the SAS including hints about government involvement regarding the death of Princess Diana and the supposed WMD in Iraq.
andrew hill
Jun 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a great book by a great person and writer truly gripped 5 *****

Unberleivabley great. Gripped by each chapter and you can't put it down as you want to know more. PJ Sir a legend.
Llew Sadler
Oct 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Griping read

A good read.
Keeps the reader captivated and eager to know what happens next.
Author has certainly led a very exciting life.
Pity about the ending. It leaves a ?????Mark.
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