Review

A wonderful four-star review for Once I Was A Soldier on Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36311628-once-i-was-a-soldier

Dianne‘s review

Nov 25, 2017
I really liked it
She broke her widowed father’s heart with her cold and callous demeanor, her passions that were different than his, her lack of interest in the family empire and her lust for money. When he died, Melissa Iverson was determined to squeeze every drop out of her inheritance, no matter who got hurt in the process. Melissa was not prepared for the web of lies and deceit she became enmeshed in when she met Terry, the undercover British intelligence agent, or the fact that she would not be his only conquest.

The wife of an American presidential nominee is determined to gain more power than she has in the world’s arena. Her involvement with the intelligence agent would bring political intrigue, while Karma seemed to be paying young Melissa back in spades as they share the charming agent’s affections and prowess. Someone wants Melissa dead, and no continent seems safe. Politics, power and sexual gratification will drive this mystery to a conclusion that can shape global alliances while bringing one young woman to her knees in a fight for survival against vengeance.

Daniel Kemp’s ONCE I WAS A SOLDIERis filled with deceit, personal and political machinations, and one woman’s stark look in the mirror that is her life. Dark, detailed and filled with emotional landmines, this tale of intrigue is perfect for those who do not need any fluff or even to like the characters they will be spending several hours with. While not a fast-paced read, there is a depth to this story that runs deep with a plethora of details to absorb.

About Daniel Kemp

Daniel Kemp’s introduction to the world of espionage and mystery happened at an early age when his father was employed by the War Office in Whitehall, London, at the end of WWII. However, it wasn’t until after his father died that he showed any interest in anything other than himself! On leaving academia he took on many roles in his working life: a London police officer, mini-cab business owner, pub tenant and licensed London taxi driver, but never did he plan to become a writer. Nevertheless, after a road traffic accident left him suffering from PTSD and effectively—out of paid work for four years, he wrote and self-published his first novel —The Desolate Garden. Within three months of publication, that book was under a paid option to become a $30 million film. The option lasted for five years until distribution became an insurmountable problem for the production company. All seven of his novels are now published by Creativia with the seventh—The Widow’s Son, completing a three book series alongside: What Happened In Vienna, Jack? and Once I Was A Soldier. Under the Creativia publishing banner, The Desolate Garden went on to become a bestselling novel in World and Russian Literature in 2017. The following year, in May 2018, his book What Happened In Vienna, Jack? was a number one bestseller on four separate Amazon sites: America, UK, Canada, and Australia.  Although it's true to say that he mainly concentrates on what he knows most about; murders laced by the mystery involving spies, his diverse experience of life shows in the short stories he writes, namely: Why? A Complicated Love, and the intriguing story titled The Story That Had No Beginning. He is the recipient of rave reviews from a prestigious Manhattan publication and described as—the new Graham Green—by a highly placed employee of Waterstones Books, for whom he did a countrywide tour of book signing events. He has also appeared on 'live' television in the UK publicising that first novel of his. He continues to write novels, poetry and the occasional quote; this one is taken from the beginning of Once I Was A Soldier There is no morality to be found in evil. But to recognise that which is truly evil one must forget the rules of morality.
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