March 21, 2012 in
Eddie Kirkup left the military in 1986 after nearly 25 years of service. He served in the Yemen, Canada and of course Europe. During his time in the forces he was awarded several commendations for service to Queen and country.
Years later Eddie was living in Norway, he heard a noise in the post office below his flat and decided to investigate. What he found was a knife wielding burglar set on helping himself to whatever he could find in the post office, which also served as the local bank.
The burglar was about to have what some people might describe as a ‘bad day at the office’.
Eddie took him on and the intruder was soon trussed up like a turkey waiting for Christmas. Tangling with this new author of thriller novels was a grave mistake.
Easy to see then why Eddie has chosen the action-adventure and suspense-thriller genre for his novel writing. His debut novel ‘Jersey’s Secret Assassin’ draws on Eddie’s life’s experiences and the places he has lived since leaving the military. He once worked in Jersey in the finance industry and now lives in Cyprus where he uses the Mediterranean island as the base from which he travels the world and particularly the Far East. Eddie has experienced military conflict first hand and knows what it is like when the bullets start to fly. He will readily admit that many of those memories are not particularly pleasant and a lot of them best forgotten. But it is life’s experiences that make us what we are and Eddie has demonstrated that there is sometimes a need to take on the bad guys, whether that is during military service, scrapping with a real life burglar in Norway or in a fictional action thriller and suspense novel.
- Jersey’s Secret Assassin - from the crime and thriller books genre
These are the news clippings from the time Eddie took on the Norwegian burglar, just one example from his own real life series of action thrillers that demonstrates why he is well qualified to write in the suspense-thriller genre. Hopefully this will be the first of many exciting books from Eddie Kirkup, I know when I read ‘Jersey’s Secret Assassin’ that once I had started I couldn’t put it down and I read it from cover to cover in one day. Always a clear sign that you have got your hands on a book really worth reading.
You can also find Eddie’s author page on Amazon