A Killer At Large (Once Upon A Bridge) (Volume 1)

 
9780975000007: A Killer At Large (Once Upon A Bridge) (Volume 1)

In 1943 a sixteen year old boy is beaten and raped by guards in occupied Jersey. Officer arrives, kills guards arrests boy who is sent to Paris for exercution. Boy escapes, joins the resistance movement in occupied France, is recruited into British Secret service, operates from a barge rescuing Allied airmen and helping to fly them to England. From his barge he is able to do considerable damage to bridges and to harass the German forces. A plan is made ready to persuade War Crimminals with their stolen gold, to take a journey to freedom in South America. However on the way they will be quietly exercuted and their gold recovered. This is the subject of part two 'Escape to Death' of the trilogy 'Once Upon a Bridge'. Part three is 'Play the Last Card'.

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Richard Le Normand was born in Jersey Channel Islands in 1927 and was educated at Victoria College Jersey 1936¬–1944. Richard left college early, to avoid being ‘press-ganged’ into the construction of German fortifications—most of the ‘slave workers’ having been killed off by then and labor was needed to complete their fortifications in Alderney, a sister isle. After the Islands were liberated in 1945, Richard became a farmer, later specializing in intensive flower and tomato growing under glass. Richard then established a plastics factory to develop and produce new inventions, mainly in the horticultural field. In 1987, Richard decided to retire and settle in Australia. He soon realized that retirement was not for him and became involved in marketing hydroponics. After spending nine interesting years working in real estate, Richard moved to the Gold Coast where he developed and patented an attachment for small boats. Finally, to pay for all his past sins, Richard started to write and publish books and short stories. Richard first released a self-published novel, A Killer at Large—the story that precedes and sets the scene for Escape to Death. Part three, Play the Last Card, concludes this tale, following the journey of Marcel as a teenager, through to the young man coping with the vicissitudes and indeed, horrors of war. Richard Le Normand will shortly be offering these three novels as a trilogy, Once upon A Bridge. His latest book Operation Black Swan is a crime suspense story set around the Myall lakes in NSW. Richard has also composed several poems and written some short stories. Additionally, Richard contributed three very different short stories about the random moments when we mortals lose control of time, to the anthology, A Leap in Time, a literary work published by the Carindale Writers Group.

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