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This action-packed novel is set on the east African coast, with a captivating setting and a compelling hero in ex-Royal Marine from the Special boat Service, William Brody. Author Steve Braker’s first-hand knowledge and vivid storytelling immerse the reader in this gripping tale of courage and redemption. – Amazon Review
African Slaver: A William Brody Action Thriller
(William Brody’s African Ocean Adventure Series Book 1)
Rest, relaxation, and cool beers on the horizon…
Former Special Forces Major William Brody is finally due for some R and R. Just trying to clear the brutal shadows of the past from his mind, Brody’s next mission is clear: Spearfishing and Scuba Diving in warm clear tropical waters, with some cold beers on the beach. Just living the dream…
As Brody makes friends with the locals settling into the island retreat, his plans for peace and relaxation are suddenly shattered. After weeks of terrorizing the island paradise, a ruthless sea captain finally commits the unthinkable: he kidnaps a group of young girls from the village. Heartbroken and scared for the children, the people look to Brody for help.
Time is running out…
When Brody rallies the villagers to form a rescue team, he realizes he is the only one with the skills for this kind of work. With nothing but basic weapons and a sailing boat, Brody feels the weight of the dire situation. The lives of the girls are on the line, with the slave markets of Somalia only days away, the clock is ticking.
Brody leads his ragtag crew across the rough and lawless ocean, knowing they are the only hope for the young girls. Once Special Forces, always Special Forces, he’s got this! With Brody at the helm, they’ll find the girls or die trying.
This is the first in this exciting Action-Adventure Series… You can find the entire series HERE: African Jinn
About the Author
Born and raised in the UK, Steve Braker grew up living in the coastal county of Cornwall in the Southern part of England where one could always find him near the water – on the beach, surfing, and fishing or sailing, and rock climbing.
At the age of 21, he decided to travel to Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, and Borneo, where he first worked as an English teacher and learned fluent Thai in the process. In Borneo, he climbed mount Kinabalu the highest peak in Borneo’s Crocker range of mountains.
When he was finished in the Far East, he decided to tour India and visited the Taj Mahal and spent several months traveling around the country. A few years later, he traveled and worked in the Coastal town of Banjul in the Gambia, West African for several months.
On his return to the UK, Steve decided that he should use his skills honed in Bangkok and start the Leicester Square School of English in Soho, in the middle of the West End of London. After many years of hard work, the school became part of the prestigious British Council group of schools.
The travel bug never left Steve and in 2000 he decided to sell the school and move with his young family consisting of his wife and four kids to Mtwapa, Kilifi in Kenya within the coast of East Africa. His love of the ocean was once again fulfilled as he sailed the coast in a multitude of different sailing boats, working as a captain and taking diving clients to out of the way places along the coast and to the Tanzanian islands of Pemba, Mafia, and Jewe and up to the borders of Somalia.
His love of boats and business allowed him to take up the opportunity to open a boatyard where he specialized in building and repairing wood sailing ships called Dhows. He owned a 35-foot open deck Dhow which he took on many adventures along the coast. Sailing from Lamu in the North to Pemba in Mozambique.
As an avid diver, Steve trained to become a P.A.D.I. open water dive instructor and has taught many students over the years, he has over one thousand dives under his belt. All of Steve’s four kids are avid divers and keen on water sports.
Years later, Steve divorced his wife and later married his second wife, a Children and Women rights lawyer with two children. They currently reside in Mombasa, Kenya.
Steve’s love of writing has grown and grown over the years as he interacts with the local community both at business and personal levels. He loves to pull on his experiences and develop them into fast-paced action thrillers. He has a good working knowledge of several of the languages spoken along the coast of East Africa and loves to barter in the markets in Swahili. He continually lives to explore areas he has never been and to bring the adventures to life through the characters in his books.
When not writing Steve can be found following his other passion conserving the mangroves or working on marine cleanups.