Corporal Peter James Hawke loved his women, but a liasion with the wife of an RAF squadron leader led to him being court martialled. After serving his 28 day sentence in a naval prison, Hawke opted to be discharged from the Royal Marines and was offered a new career in 'special duties'. It would involve travelling the world, providing protection but also creating a substantial risk to his welfare. Will Hawke survive kidnapping, imprisonment and being buried alive? Will his womanising bring him more trouble? Will he ever return to a comventional lifestyle and settle down? Crown Assassin is a story full of excitement, fear and deception.
In Peter Foot's latest book, the Drums of War, we follow the adventures of John Drake who joins the Royal Marines shortly before the declaration of war with Germany. His adventures take us to different parts of the World as he sees action at Dunkirk, Crete and Singapore. The young Marine's confidence with women grows as he matures; his engagements with those he meets make for stimulating reading. As fortress Singapore surrenders to the Japanese, Drake along with several others crew a yacht and attempt to sail to Australia. They finally reach Darwin after several encounters with their Japanese pursuers. Here they are persuaded to join the Coast Watchers before being allowed to return to England. Now part of a special unit Drake learns new skills and sees action in the Mediterranean, including the invasion of Sicily. Further action follows in the D Day landings before he finally goes with his unit to prepare for the re-taking of Malaya. The invasion of Malaya is postponed and with the end of the War he finds himself on the Island of Penang as the Japanese finally surrender. Drake spends some time in Malaya on a secret operation, then moves to Ceylon where a chain of events changes his life forever.
After the Japanese invasion of Malaya in December 1941, all army units are rushed north to stem the enemy advance. Among them are one hundred Royal Marines under the command of Major Mick Martin, detailed to defend an important road and rail bridge near Ipoh. They dig in and await the Japanese onslaught. After repelling several attacks, they destroy the bridge and withdraw to the outskirts of the town.Two young nurses and a Malay orderly seek shelter with them, hoping to avoid capture. The marines are overrun, however, and the survivors retreat to the jungle with the nurses. Here they meet up with an army colonel and his group of freedom fighters.This story follows their adventures as they carry on the fight against the Japanese for the next three and a half years. It portrays the romance and tragedy of life under the constant threat of capture, until the surrender of the Japanese in August 1945.
Tall, handsome, fit, muscular and tanned, Peter Rhodes is the epitome of what every marine should be. His dedication to the Royal Marine Corps and the protection of Crown and Country is second to none, and the solemn Oath of Allegiance he undertook upon joining the corps is kept permanently close to his heart. In this gripping tale of adventure, conflict and engagements (both military and personal) we follow Rhodes as he moves up the ranks and learns new skills, earning many medals along the way. Posted to Malaysia and the Mediterranean, our hero sees plenty of action and comes up against hostile enemies of all kinds. His success on the battlefield is matched only by his prowess in the bedroom and his many steamy encounters make for stimulating reading. The most beautiful of the women he meets, Julie, is destined to become his wife and the mother of his two children, with his son fated to follow in his father's esteemed footsteps, joining the hallowed ranks of the Royal Marines as Peter Rhodes looks back over a distinguished career and an eventful life.