Sergeant Bill Heard
has been a Los Angeles Police Department law enforcement official since 1991. “Born into an English
family with a military heritage dating back to the Boer War, Bill Heard was almost destined to pursue a military career. Resisting
at first, a combination of the worst economic depression in recent English history and a sense of true Churchillian patriotism,
quickly found him fighting a vicious terrorist war in the claustrophobic streets and alleys of Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Years later, after immigrating to the United States first joining the US Army, then the Los Angeles Police Department, he
found himself in yet two more armed conflicts.
His novel, Bravo
November 283, is the first in a series of books and is about the struggle against global terrorism as seen through
the eyes of someone who fought it from the trenches.”
The book description
of Bravo November 283 says, “Long before Osama bin Laden gave terrorists all over the world
a bad name, the Provisional Irish Republican Army was laying the foundation for what would be the future of many global insurgencies.
The almost thirty-year
terrorist conflict in Northern Ireland, aptly called the troubles, was a brutal war that brought the province to the edge
of a civil war. Readers will come to understand the longstanding animosity between the British government and Irish Republicans,
yet will have to make their own minds up as to whether the terrorists ends justified the means. This novel is a ten-year personal
account of one man fight against terror.”
One reader of Bravo
November 283 said, “If one seeks to learn more about what were known as the "troubles" in Northern
Ireland in addition to sheer heroism and dedication on the part of the security forces there, Bravo November 283 is a must
read. Sergeant Bill Heard really tells it like it was during an extremely difficult time in world history. Told from the perspective
of an individual who lived and breathed as a dedicated Military Policeman and Police Officer in Northern Ireland, Bravo November
283 captivates the reader and offers a first hand view of a troubled time as experienced by a true street cop. Sergeant Heard
tells fascinating stories of humor, heroism, sacrifice, ruthlessness on the part of terrorists, and unwavering dedication
(despite great adversity) on the part of members of Northern Ireland's security forces. I would highly recommend this
book to anyone but would especially encourage police officers or those who served in the military to consider reading it.
It will not disappoint!”