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James Deegan - Author

About the Author

JAMES DEEGAN MC spent five years in the Parachute Regiment, and seventeen years in the SAS. He served for most of that time in a Sabre Squadron, from Trooper to Squadron Sergeant Major, and saw almost continuous service on operations in Northern Ireland, the Balkans, Africa, Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere. He fought in both Gulf Wars, and was on both occasions amongst the first Coalition soldiers to cross the border into Iraq. Twice decorated for gallantry, he retired as an SAS Regimental Sergeant Major and was described by his commanding officer as `one of the most operationally-experienced SAS men of his era'. Once A Pilgrim is his first book.

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The Angry Sea

The Angry Sea

Author: James Deegan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/05/2019

`Brutal and brilliant' Tom Marcus, author of SOLDIER SPY Former SAS Sergeant Major John Carr is relaxing on a Spanish beach, when a man with dark eyes attracts his attention. Fixated on a group of young Britons, the man doesn't notice Carr and soon moves on. Within the hour, the Costa del Sol will be plunged into one of the most audacious and horrifying terrorist attacks Europe has ever seen. In a co-ordinated strike, armed men storm both the beach and a cruise ship anchored further up the coast. But the terrorists - hiding personal greed under the veil of religious extremism - have an even bolder plan. Constrained by the sensitive political situation, MI6 and the Prime Minister must confront the possibility of leading a secret operation against a brutal enemy. And then find the right man to head it . . . Enter John Carr. Praise for The Angry Sea: `Packed with authentic detail about the defence and intelligence communities, it rattles along at a furious pace, never takings its foot off the accelerator. A terrific story splendidly told' Daily Mail `**** . . . [A] top actioner' Weekend Sport `[Deegan] knows how to tell an unnervingly realistic story - and The Angry Sea is involving from the start and gripping to the end' Choice Praise for James Deegan: `You couldn't make it up. Brilliant' Jeffrey Archer `Inevitably Deegan will be compared to Andy McNab and Chris Ryan, but he adds his own brand of contemporary authenticity. Carr is a hero for our times.' Daily Mail `As close as it gets to the real thing' Mark 'Billy' Billingham MBE. Former SAS Warrant Officer and star of TV's SAS Who Dares Wins `James Deegan writes with masterful authority and unsurpassed experience as he transports the reader deep into the troubles of Northern Ireland - and then brings them back up to date with a dramatic bang' Chantelle Taylor, Combat Medic and author of Battleworn

The Angry Sea

The Angry Sea

Author: James Deegan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/01/2019

'Brutal and brilliant' Tom Marcus, author of SOLDIER SPY Former SAS Sergeant Major John Carr is relaxing on a Spanish beach, when a man with dark eyes attracts his attention. Fixated on a group of young Britons, the man doesn't notice Carr and soon moves on. Within the hour, the Costa del Sol will be plunged into one of the most audacious and horrifying terrorist attacks Europe has ever seen. In a co-ordinated strike, armed men storm both the beach and a cruise ship anchored further up the coast. But the terrorists - hiding personal greed under the veil of religious extremism - have an even bolder plan. Constrained by the sensitive political situation, MI6 and the Prime Minister must confront the possibility of leading a secret operation against a brutal enemy. And then find the right man to head it . . . Enter John Carr. Praise for The Angry Sea: 'Packed with authentic detail about the defence and intelligence communities, it rattles along at a furious pace, never takings its foot off the accelerator. A terrific story splendidly told' Daily Mail '**** . . . [A] top actioner' Weekend Sport '[Deegan] knows how to tell an unnervingly realistic story - and The Angry Sea is involving from the start and gripping to the end' Choice Praise for James Deegan: 'You couldn't make it up. Brilliant' Jeffrey Archer 'Inevitably Deegan will be compared to Andy McNab and Chris Ryan, but he adds his own brand of contemporary authenticity. Carr is a hero for our times.' Daily Mail 'As close as it gets to the real thing' Mark 'Billy' Billingham MBE. Former SAS Warrant Officer and star of TV's SAS Who Dares Wins 'James Deegan writes with masterful authority and unsurpassed experience as he transports the reader deep into the troubles of Northern Ireland - and then brings them back up to date with a dramatic bang' Chantelle Taylor, Combat Medic and author of Battleworn

Once A Pilgrim

Once A Pilgrim

Author: James Deegan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/05/2018

`You couldn't make it up. Brilliant.' Jeffrey Archer `Decades of war has given James Deegan a natural ability to create a world that is incredibly realistic and exciting. This takes military fiction to a whole new level entirely. Deegan is a master' Tom Marcus Mi5 Survellance officer, Author of Capture or Kill `Move over Andy McNab and Chris Ryan, there's a new SAS veteran writing thrillers and he's good. Very good.' Stephen Leather John Carr has recently left the SAS, after a long and distinguished career, and is now working for a Russian oligarch in the murky world of private security. But an incident from his past - in which three terrorists were brutally killed - suddenly comes back to haunt him. Tracked by a hitman out for revenge, John Carr is forced to step over the line to defend himself and his family. It's a cruel and violent world - and one he thought he'd left behind. But some wars never end. Patriot Games meets Taken: In Once A Pilgrim, John Carr shows all the Reacher-esque hallmarks of a cold-blooded antihero doing what needs to be done, whatever the consequences. JAMES DEEGAN MC is a fantastic new voice in the thriller genre, writing with unprecedented authority and authenticity. `Carr is a hero for our times' Daily Mail

Once A Pilgrim

Once A Pilgrim

Author: James Deegan Format: eBook Release Date: 25/01/2018

JAMES DEEGAN MC spent five years in the Parachute Regiment, and seventeen years in the SAS. He served for most of that time in a Sabre Squadron, from Trooper to Squadron Sergeant Major, and saw almost continuous service on operations in Northern Ireland, the Balkans, Africa, Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere. He fought in both Gulf Wars, and was on both occasions amongst the first Coalition soldiers to cross the border into Iraq. Twice decorated for gallantry he was described by his commanding officer as 'one of the most operationally-experienced SAS men of his era'.

Once A Pilgrim

Once A Pilgrim

Author: James Deegan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/01/2018

'You couldn't make it up. Brilliant.' Jeffrey Archer 'Decades of war has given James Deegan a natural ability to create a world that is incredibly realistic and exciting. This takes military fiction to a whole new level entirely. Deegan is a master' Tom Marcus Mi5 Survellance officer, Author of Capture or Kill 'Move over Andy McNab and Chris Ryan, there's a new SAS veteran writing thrillers and he's good. Very good.' Stephen Leather John Carr has recently left the SAS, after a long and distinguished career, and is now working for a Russian oligarch in the murky world of private security. But an incident from his past - in which three terrorists were brutally killed - suddenly comes back to haunt him. Tracked by a hitman out for revenge, John Carr is forced to step over the line to defend himself and his family. It's a cruel and violent world - and one he thought he'd left behind. But some wars never end. Patriot Games meets Taken: In Once A Pilgrim, John Carr shows all the Reacher-esque hallmarks of a cold-blooded antihero doing what needs to be done, whatever the consequences. JAMES DEEGAN MC is a fantastic new voice in the thriller genre, writing with unprecedented authority and authenticity. 'Carr is a hero for our times' Daily Mail

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