London, United Kingdom (PressExposure) January 12, 2010 -- Stephen Maybery designed all the concrete used in Saddamâs nuclear bunkers, and spent two and half years in Baghdad supervising their construction, he has used his intimate knowledge of Iraq and the Middle East to craft a graphic and exceptionally funny satire on the second Gulf War, titled, Godâs Knaves And Scoundrels.
The year is two thousand and fifty, and Iraq invades England to free the people from the tyranny of Prime Minister Leo Blair. Nobody believes this nonsense. The entire World knows that what the Iraqis are really after are the enormous oil deposits recently discovered under the Cambrian Mountains of Wales. Things have changed since the beginning of the century, and economic incontinence has rendered the West impotent broke, and desperate for Arab oil. Power has moved eastward, the Arab nations dominate the world, and Iraq dominates the Arabs, they have become the new Americans. But their resources are finite and the must get their hands on the Welsh oil. In order to maintain their dominance.
Murad Osmanli Pasha President Of Iraq, dispatches two of his henchmen to Wales to bribe the Welsh Assembly into declaring UDI. When Arab deviousness meets Welsh cupidity there can only be one outcome, the mother of all farces.
The author has worked as a civil engineer all over the World, from Siberia to the Caribbean, and quite a few places in between. One of the highlights of his career was the two months he spent totally alone on a deserted island in the Indian Ocean without any contact with the outside World. A little more exciting was his stint in Iran, they were having a bit of a revolution at the time. Then came Iraq, Stephen describes this as the finest time of his life, despite bombs going off and bullets coming through the roof.
Life has itâs little ups and downs, and some time ago, the author lost everything and ended up living in a cardboard box on the streets of London. Not one to give up, he fought his way back, and now devotes his time to writing. Godâs Knaves And Scoundrels, available on http://www.amazon.com is his second novel. Stephen Maybery now lives in the Whitechapel district of London, his fame overshadowed by the areas most famous resident, Jack the Ripper.