Holy War

HOLY WAR new cover Sept 10 2020



The Battle of Beirut is worse than Hell, an irrational maelstrom of implacable hatreds and inconceivable suffering, of screaming bombs and exploding shells, crashing buildings, sniper battles, and deadly ambushes. Neill, a war correspondent on a secret mission for Britain’s MI6 intelligence agency, is trying to find Mohammed, a Hezbollah terrorist leader who may be willing to stop the slaughter and destruction.André, a French commando, is also looking for Mohammed, to kill him in revenge for the death of his brother, blown up with over 400 US Marines and French paratroopers by Hezbollah. For Rosa, a remorseless and passionate Palestinian guerrilla, Mohammed is one of the few hopes left for her people, and she will give her life to protect him. And for lovely Anne-Marie, André is the only one who can rescue her from Hell.Based on the author’s own experiences in the Battle of Beirut and the Lebanese War, Holy War has been praised for its portrayal of battle and its journalistic and political realism. “A supercharged thriller . . . A story to chill and haunt you.” (Evening Telegraph) “A profound tale of war” (British Armed Forces Broadcasting).

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Praise for Holy War: 

Mike Bond does it again – A gripping tale of passion, hostage-taking and war, set against a war-ravaged Beirut.” Evening News

“A supercharged thriller set in the hell hole that was Beirut…Evokes the human tragedy behind headlines of killing, maiming, terrorism and political chicanery. A story to chill and haunt you.” Peterborough Evening Telegraph

“A profound tale of war, written with grace and understanding by a novelist who thoroughly knows the subject…Literally impossible to stop reading.” − British Armed Forces Broadcasting

“A pacy and convincing thriller with a deeper than usual understanding about his subject and a sure feel for his characters.” Daily Examiner

“A marvelous book – impossible to put down. A sense of being where few people have survived. The type of book that people really want to read, by a very successful and prolific writer.” −  London Broadcasting

“A tangled web and an entertaining one. Action-filled thriller.” Manchester Evening News

“Short sharp sentences that grip from the start … A tale of fear, hatred, revenge, and desire, flicking between bloody Beirut and the lesser battles of London and Paris.” Evening Herald

“A novel about the horrors of war … a very authentic look at the situation which was Beirut.” South Wales Evening Post

“A stunning novel of love and loss, good and evil, of real people who live in our hearts after the last page is done…Unusual and profound.” Greater London Radio