"The true patriot fights and stays alive
to help his people become free," -- Georghios Vargas, the Assassin in "Pentadaktylos"
AN EPIC NOVEL OF TRUE LOVE
"Pentadaktylos" is a fine work of historical romance and adventure, highly recommended." -- Midwest Book Review
PENTADAKTYLOS: THE STORYLINE
A haunting saga of dedicated love, old promises and conflicts of patriotism set
in the turbulent Middle East. A British Army officer returns to the Mediterranean
Island of Cyprus to discover he has a son from a passionate love affair eighteen
years before. Real and terrifying problems surface.
His seventeen year old son is now a terrorist fighting for independence from
British colonial rule. His former love has disappeared. There's more.
A Greek assassin from Salonika is on Cyprus. His mission? To assassinate the
British Governor and a mysterious "Third Man" as well as sabotage UN talks. The
problem is compounded when the officer finds his son has joined the assassin's
special team in the mountains which is being hunted by crack regiments of the
British Army. The entire story is one man's fight to keep a promise over
incredible odds and get his son and the mother back together.
The saga is set against an actual historical background of Cyprus in its last
turbulent days as a British Colony with Turkish Cypriots fighting Greek
Cypriots who are in turn fighting the British for their independence.
British born author Robert Egby was an international correspondent and award winning news
photographer who spent thirteen years in the Middle East, nine of them living on Cyprus.
He spent time with both British and Greek Cypriot fighters, experienced firsthand
the inter-communal riots and killings and reported on most of the background
events narrated in the novel. The typewritten manuscript for this book sat
in a cardboard box for forty-three years until the summer of 2011 when Robert re-typed
it into the digital age and re-edited it.
"A fine work of historical romance and adventure,highly recommended":
Midwest Book Review on Amazon.com.
"Patriotism in the Last Days of Colonial Cyprus" is a historical novel
following a British Army Officer, two decades after he left the island,
returning on its last days. Old romance and its results flare up and the
chaos of a people who want their independence rage around him and may cost
him his life. "Pentadaktylos" is a fine work of historical romance and adventure,
"Cyprusmike" writes on Kindle at Amazon.co.uk:
"Until a year or so ago I was resident in Cyprus - having first gone there
just after the 'troubles' stopped in 1960. I thought I was an expert in
the history of Cyprus until I read Bob Egby's remarkable and memorable story
with its wealth of historical fact. The story itself is a tender story of passion
and love interwoven skillfully into a taut drama of the times and the terrible
atrocities committed in the name of patriotism. A memorable read and fully
recommended for those who enjoy an exciting tale with a strong basis in
the history of the time."
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