Written by a former Australian intelligence officer, this assured and breathtaking debut novel brings into luminous focus the lives of ordinary people in strife-torn Baghdad
Two very different men, Malik and Aadil, strangers to each other, know this only too well. All they want for their families is a normal and safe existence, free from the terror and desperation of bombs, gunfire and homelessness.
This tale of intrigue, suspense, friendship and hope reveals how each of them is compelled to find the humanity and beauty in a world torn apart.
Bruce was raised in a rural environment and worked on a dairy farm and after he left school he spent many years in government, retiring from that work as an intelligence officer. He co-founded a technology company which he led to a listing on the stock exchange before leaving the commercial world to work for an aid agency. Bruce enjoys travel (the more remote the better), bushwalking, murdering a guitar, mentoring teens and young adults, creative writing and blogging.
Bruce has four adult children and he lives in Sydney.