In this searing memoir, Riley reveals the brutal realities of his service and the truth behind the newspaper headlines featuring some of the most significant events in recent British history. His account provides startling new evidence on the Iraq war, what Tony Blair really knew about Saddam Hussain’s weapons of mass destruction before the allied invasion, and questions the British government’s alleged involvement in the death of Princess Diana.
Riley escaped internment in Chile during the Falklands War during an audacious top-secret attempt to attack the Argentinian mainland. He was imprisoned in the darkness of the Sierra Leonean jungle and withstood heavy fire in war-torn Beirut and Syria. In 2015, he was arrested for murder but all charges were later dropped.
However, kisses from Nimbus is not the only military in the memoir. In addition, Riley shines a spotlight on his personal life. From growing up in a working-class neighbourhood in Lancashire to the emotional and difficult relationship with his brother – who lost his battle with HIV and AIDS back in 1990 – and the more recent illness of his daughter – who after being caught up in the 2004 Tsunami in Thailand contracted and was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis – Riley allows us full access to his world.
Kisses from Nimbus has received many 5-star reviews including those from Ian Sharp, Director of ‘Who Dares Wins’ and ex-MI6 officer and author Richard Tomlinson.
SHAME on the Government for sabotaging this phenomenal book. The supine media – BBC, SKY, ITV and the so-called “Free Press” are all pulling out from interviewing the author, presumably under threats from the Government’s Dirty Tricks Department. This is a remarkable book written by a remarkable man. Ian Sharp. Director of “Who Dares Wins”.
The author has had an extraordinary life in government service – first as a pilot in the Army Air Corps. He then passed selection with the SAS and after his 22 years in the army, he was recruited by SIS. His description of working for SIS is detailed and authentic – it is difficult to understand why they haven’t had him arrested! The author may have written this without the help of a ghostwriter – but don’t let that put you off. It is highly readable, very detailed and authentic descriptions, and the slightly unpolished grammar really adds authenticity to a soldier’s tale. A very good read. Richard Tomlinson. Ex-MI6 officer and author of The Big Breach.