Frank Gardner - Crisis

Frank Gardner - Crisis

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Friday 4 November, 2016

Leconfield Hall Petworth GU28 0AH

4:00pm - 5.00pm

Adults £10 | 18 & under £4

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Crisis is a thriller from the well-known television journalist and author who has seen action first hand. In his debut novel we meet Luke Carlton - ex-Special Boat Service commando, and now under contract to MI6 for some of its most dangerous missions.

Sent into the steaming Colombian jungle to investigate the murder of a British intelligence officer, Luke finds himself caught up in the coils of a plot that has terrifying international dimensions. Hunted down, captured, tortured and on the run from one of South America’s most powerful and ruthless drugs cartels and its psychotic leader thirsting for revenge, Luke is in a life- or-death race against time to prevent a disaster on a truly terrifying scale: London is the target, the weapon is diabolical and the means of delivery is ingenious.

Drawing on his years of experience reporting on security matters, Frank Gardner’s combines insider knowledge, up-to-the-minute hardware, fly-on-the-wall insights with heart-in-mouth excitement. Smart, fast- paced and furiously entertaining.

Frank Gardner OBE FRGS is a British journalist and correspondent. He is currently the BBC’s Security Correspondent. He was appointed an OBE in 2005 for his services to journalism. After the September 11, 2001 attacks on New York Gardner specialised solely in covering stories related to the War on Terror. On 6 June

2004, while reporting Saudi Arabia, Gardner was shot six times and seriously injured in an attack by al-Qaeda sympathisers. His colleague, Irish cameraman Simon Cumbers, was shot dead. Of the bullets which hit Gardner in his torso (others passed through his shoulder and leg) most missed his major organs but one hit his spinal nerves and he was left partly paralysed in the legs and dependent on a wheelchair. The Saudi Arabian government had forced Gardner to use of official minders, who ran away once the ring started. Gardner’s Sunday Times bestseller Blood and Sand describing his 25 years of Middle Eastern experiences, was published in 2006. His book Far Horizons, about unusual journeys to unusual places, was published in May 2009.