grey outlineDuring his Twenty-four years of military service, Eddie Stovis has survived the troubled streets of Northern Ireland, the Balkans and Sierra Leone, Operation Telic in Iraq and the second Gulf war. He was a career soldier. Then an Afghan bullet brings to an end his military career. Now retired from military service he lives on a converted barge, ‘Bellerophon’ enjoying the quiet anonymity of the London waterways and canal system.

A message arrives on his phone from a former girlfriend, his best friend, has just been found in a ditch, almost beaten to death and needs his help.

Eighteen hours earlier, a young security guard was brutally murdered, on his way home from work.

Two events that bring him back to Aldershot and put him a collision course with the son of an Afghan Warlord, and a Glaswegian Gangster. He has a survival instinct forged in the crucible of war. Using all his skills as a former intelligence operator; he will use the still green waters of the Greater London canals and rivers to hide his friend while he finds out why this happened.

During ‘The Next Eight Days’ Eddie Stovis brings together the men who will deliver his retribution on those responsible.  As the American military compromise the secrets of their most closely guarded rendition process for British Military Intelligence.

Eddie Stovis is a man with little respect for unnecessary rank.  He is a man who will get the job done, whatever it is, his way.

The Next Eight Days is the first in a series of Eddie Stovis novels written by an exciting new author, Stephen Bishop.  Who uses real places, some of which will be very familiar to anyone who has served in the British army, taking the reader as close as possible to the events within the story.

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