SOLDIER OF THE HORSE
Written in the grand ‘ripping yarn’ tradition of the high adventure story…
A lovingly crafted account of such a time—a tour de histoire, if you will—above all, a heartfelt requiem for an entire rank of the world’s youth, called upon to suffer a clash of titans in the First World War.
Haven’t read a book I couldn’t put down in years. It was 3:40 in the morning when I finished reading “SOLDIER OF THE HORSE.”
TERROR ON THE ALERT
I have to say, in all honesty, the best writing I’ve read in yeeeears! I wasn’t just reading about Ted on a submarine adventure, I was right there experiencing it with him! It was one of those novels where I watched the pages disappearing with trepidation because as intense as it was, I didn’t want the writing to end.
“Mackay exhibits a compelling writing style and brings his experience as a submariner to bear with great effect. The way he conveys the deadly game of hunter versus hunted under water oozes suspense and is totally believable.” …”ALERT’s encounter with her nemesis makes for a really good ride and delivers thrills aplenty.”
—WARSHIPS International Fleet Review
A gripping adventure in the grand tradition of sea sagas, Mackay takes us one hundred fathoms deep into the life and death reality of submarine warfare. TERROR ON THE ALERT had me holding my breath and compulsively turning the pages.”
—Ian Weir, author of Will Starling and Daniel O’Thunder and The Death and Life of Strother Purcell.
“Somewhere between Hunt for Red October and The Secret Sharer lies the British submarine ALERT and her motley crew. The time: Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962”….”The waters of this book are fickle and hostile as those in Nicholas Monsarrat’s Cruel Sea, the seamanship as lovingly felt as that in the books of C.S. Forester and Patrick O’Brian. And Mackay yarns with the best of them.”
I swore I could smell wisps of chlorine in the air. The tension was palpable. It truly was a great story and kept me turning pages from the beginning through to the last page!
I look forward to more from this author and would also highly recommend him as a speaker. His presentation was fascinating and so informative.
−Judi C., New Westminster