The plot of the book ‘’No Margin for Error’’ is almost identical to the strategy which Osama Bin Laden urged the Al Qaeda organisation to pursue prior to his death, papers released by the U.S. State Department last week show.
In his book, set directly following Bin Laden’s death, Liam Flood, from Johnstown, Co Kilkenny featured the remainder of Bin Laden’s organisation in crisis agreeing to hire a hit man to kill the US President, which was what the terrorist leader had requested.
In an amazing turn of events, Liam Flood actually guessed the direction Bin Laden wanted Al Qaeda to take. The book is a high tension international thriller featuring the best minds in anti-terrorism pitted against the world’s best hit man. It takes the reader on a rollercoaster ride around the world and builds to a dramatic climax.
The book has been receicing rave reviews and is afast, pacy thriller that is as true to life as it gets and is utterly beleivable. Liam Flood is a brother of Mary Flood who works in Rothe House and is the manager of the highly successful Kilkenny family history section which helps people from near and far to check on their roots, in person, and on-line.
Liam worked in the Aviation and Retailing industries in numerous locations worldwide, including Ireland, Hong Kong, the Middle East, Ukraine and in Russia, where he spent the last ten years.
He currently works as a business consultant and a writer and spends his time between Ireland and Russia. He is married to Fran and they have two adult children. No Margin For Error s his first novel. He has also written numerous business papers over the years and a non-fiction book, entitled, ‘Russia in the 21st Century’.
Excerpt from the No Margin For Error: “The operation had been conducted entirely in secret and there had been no publicity. It was just one more successful operation against – he had to assume Al Qaeda, although this had not yet been confirmed. If the public knew how many screwballs there were out there planning to blow things and people up – right wing, left wing, fundamentalists, supremacists; the list was endless and could be frightening if one spent the time contemplating it or worrying about it. Thankfully, most of these idiots were poorly-organised, and left clues that made Paul and his team’s job somewhat easier. A small number were well-organised but the security services were winning the war. A huge number of looneys, not to speak of fundamentalists, were discovered and the threat from them neutralized. The Government preferred to “eliminate” threats like this with a minimum of fuss and publicity and this suited Paul and his guys just fine. One of the big problems that beset U.S. Security and Law Enforcement Agencies in the past had been inter-agency competition, jealousy, and bickering, resulting in a lack of information sharing and co-operation, which had sadly resulted in many criminals slipping through the net. But that had all changed after 2001. Now, there were nearly 200,000 involved in Homeland Security, assigned to various agencies.” The brilliant novel is available in all book shops around Kilkenny.