How far would you go to help your children?
That’s the dilemma retired bomb-disposal expert Steve Foley faces when his son, ‘Crazy’ Eddie, finds his life in danger…
When Eddie and his friend Road Kill accept work as bodyguards in Afghanistan, Steve knows that something doesn’t feel right. Who is Malik, the mysterious man making the job offer, and why is he so keen to employ two young, inexperienced bodyguards?
As the dream job turns into a nightmare, how far will Steve go to rescue his wayward son? How far will Malik go to avenge the death of his own child? And what will happen when two families at war finally come face to face?
A gritty thriller, A Father’s Duty takes us into a world of kidnapping and terrorism but, above all, it looks deep inside families to find out what holds them together and drives them apart. It’s a book you won’t forget.
Where to Buy the Book
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On The Edge Of My Seat
A Father’s Duty is a work that keeps you questioning what turn it’s going to take next. If the reader is someone who looks forward to a book that keeps them alert as to what the next page will bring, this may be the summer read you’re looking for. A word of warning must be added, that there are some grisly sections that may upset the faint of heart, nevertheless it is a credit to the author that he has interwoven scenarios that are sadly more than possible today along with an honourable loyalty that is to be applauded. Mr. Ferguson’s character development is to be commended as each player on his stage is believable and all are given the human frailties and bravery that we would all recognize.
His next work is eagerly awaited.
Review by Suzanne Dietrich Bradley
If you are looking for a true page-turner that grabs your interest on page one and doesn’t let you go until the last page, then consider Mr. Ferguson’s latest book. With more twists and turns with sufficient blood and gore thrown in, “A Father’s Duty” is a true winner. With the characters Roadkill and Tim haunted by their psychological demons, with Steve struggling with a torn marriage, and others suffering as well, the resolution takes a dramatic and unexpected twist. Oh, yes, Mr. Ferguson has also inserted the element of Muslim extremism that slips seamlessly into the narrative. This novel was a darned good one.
Dr. Craig Fisher, Professor Emeritus, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, USA
“A Father’s Duty” by Paul Ferguson is a wonderful book that met and went far beyond all of my expectations. The depth of characters is not surpassed as father and son grow together through many intense and risky situations. As the plot unfolds it involves issues of racism, terrorism, multiple intra-family relationships and inter-family relationships. This very fast-moving book has twists and turns that are full of surprises in almost all chapters.