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GMJ Book 6 and growing...
Code Name Foxtrot is the first GMJ Book in time, taking place in 2004 but the 6th in the Series. Here we deal with the death of a soulmate and a man driven to take revenge for her untimely death. This is where the story really starts and much more is revealed about the narrator, Geoffrey Foxtrot. We explain Foxtrot’s utter loathing for Sir John McElroy, the MI6 spymaster that we meet from time to time in the GMJ Books. Foxtrot blames him for the death of his first wife, Marwa and it for the reader to decide how far that is fair or not towards Sir John McElroy who is to this day claiming his innocence relating to Marwa’s passing. This is the book where we flashback in time to where Foxtrot, then still a serving Police Special Forces Company Commander, tries to rescue his kidnapped former commanding officer, Angelique’s dad, against orders. Legendary Special Forces officer, Geelslang Peter Ndebele, then a platoon leader, goes with, volunteering his platoon and the rest, as they say, is history. As we know, the rescue fails, the two officers leave Special Forces to become Egg Breakers, years later to fall under the command of Angelique Dawson, the then South African Secret Service Head of Counterterrorism (and later Counter-Espionage). This is also the book where Angelique Dawson lost her first husband to cancer and starts to wonder about Geoffrey Foxtrot, the man that became her preferred agent, and much later her soul and husband, ending as the Egg Breaker Ground Commander. A man that signed for her before God long before he was born and would move mountains to keep her safe, rescuing her in 2012 after her detention as a double agent working for France. In fact, the entire GMJ Series is about the developing love story between the deadly spymaster, Angelique Dawson and Major Geoffrey Foxtrot, protecting her. You would have noticed that the book cover has a bouquet as a motive. Flowers are often used as a code in espionage. If you know what the flowers mean, you read a bouquet like a book. In such ways, secret messages are given covertly. The cover is a code, and it is revealed inside the book what the message is.
Description: Former Police Special Forces Company Commander, Major Geoffrey Foxtrot’s wife, Marwa, is killed in an IED attack in Iraq. Marwa, he always knew, was a DGSE agent (the French spies) but he never knew how senior she was or what she was up to. He learns that she died with their unborn son in the explosion making an already terrible tragedy even worse. He is not about to take this insult lying down. He claims revenge and with the help of his South African Secret Service handler, spymaster Angelique Dawson, and his best friend, the legendary former Police Special Forces platoon leader, Geelslang Peter Ndebele, he heads for Iraq to find the killers. Angelique Dawson also has problems. Her husband dies of cancer at the same time as Marwa, and in their anguish, Foxtrot and Angelique turn towards each other for comfort. They would later fall in love and marry in Code Name VFO565, an enduring romance between two souls that were always meant to be. We discover the reason for Foxtrot’s hatred of Sir John McElroy, the MI6 spymaster. As far as he is concerned, Sir John is to be blamed for the death of his wife, and that demands retribution in blood. Foxtrot and Geelslang go after Sir John, tracking him down in a London Theatre. Angelique happens to be there, she intervenes, she wishes Sir John to live, and Foxtrot must make a choice as he has Sir John trapped and in his sights. Code Name Foxtrot is a tale of revenge, of a man sparing no one. Only Angelique Dawson can stop him, perhaps. If you wish to read about Covert and Special Forces Operations in sub-Saharan Africa, the GMJ Books are the place to start. You will learn about covert operations, Special Forces techniques and military history not known outside the select few. Code Name Foxtrot is book 6 of the popular GMJ Series and by the far the most humane of them all.
In Code Name Odette, we deal with codes and cyphers as well as the dangers of radical penetration agents in Western Intelligence Agencies. What came out in my research, in this book, is really fascinating. I further wanted to explain to readers in this book on what the difference between a code and a cypher is. I found that not many know the difference but I am sure after reading Code Name Odette, you will know. We also found out that almost all the decrypted World War Two Bletchley Park cyphers were useless as workable intelligence and never to very seldom used on a tactical level used by those needing it most, the troops on the ground fighting the enemy. And that makes it an almost useless effort as far as I am concerned. When you look beyond the romanticised versions of history you must conclude that everyone was reading everyone else’s cyphers and did so habitually.
More importantly, currently, it came out in the research that the damage done by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden to the ability of the West to crack Al-Qaeda and other Muslim terrorist cyphers cannot be described in words. They immediately upgraded all their cyphers after his revelations, we discuss the changes in the book. I have no doubts that his actions will and most probably already have murdered American servicemen. It is that simple but that brought us to the other point in Code Name Odette, the penetration of radicals into the Western Intelligence Services since there is an astonishing reluctance to vet new recruits thoroughly because they fear of being accused of “Islamophobia.” They don’t ask and appoint men and women blindly almost. It is something that is discussed in other GMJ Books as well, the open-door policy which will break those Agencies in the years to come. You must be daft to think that spy games are not being played and I have good reason why I warn. If you care to read the so-called “Al-Qaeda Manual” which has a South African connection that I often explain in my books and first came to the fore when found on the 2005 London Tube bombers computers, all 178 pages of it if not more, has an entire chapter in it on penetrating Western Agencies. So, the threat is here and the danger present, it makes perfect sense and is in line with other intercepted messages.
Description: Spymaster extraordinaire, Angelique Dawson and her team are in Nigeria, West Africa, to investigate what she believes is the breaking of cyphers in the UK Embassy in Abuja, the Nigerian capital. Her orbiting satellites picked up a decoded message that she planted as barium charge. The trail leads to the small island of São Tomé, famous as a staging base during the Biafran War. To get there she commandeers an old C-7 Caribou, a twin-engine Vietnam era cargo aircraft. Her bodyguard and later husband, former Police Special Forces Company Commander, Geoffrey Foxtrot, is the designated coffee maker, his friend, legendary Special Forces platoon leader Geelslang Peter Ndebele, acting as co-pilot. At São Tomé, they succeed in snatching the suspected traitor and decide to TWEP (terminate with extreme prejudice, i.e. assassinate) him by dropping him from the aircraft with a defective parachute. However, the aircraft loses an engine and only Geelslang and the traitor jump, leaving Foxtrot with Angelique. He is refusing flatly to jump to safety and leaving her, his future wife and soul. They eventually crash into the ocean, almost not making it. The next day, diving onto the wreck, they find explosives. If the aircraft did not develop engine trouble, she would have exploded. That discovery starts a hunt for the moles inside Angelique’s own ranks, she is never going to forgive. If you wish to read about Covert and Special Forces Operations in sub-Saharan Africa, the GMJ Books are the place to start. You will learn about covert operations, Special Forces techniques and military history not known outside the select few. This is the eighth book in the popular GMJ Series.
In Code Name Honey Bee, we look at how Intelligence Agencies help each other out on request. You may not know this, but the Great Game is in many ways a closed gentlemen’s club. The club members are known to each other and some may be called friends even if from different nations with vastly different political systems. Probably the only good reason to justify a spy agency’s existence is the ability to pass accurate messages between (at times enemy) governments. The spymasters constantly talk to each other. This does not make them traitors per se, they will not reveal more than what is needed but what they reveal would be true and must be reported accurately. In history, we saw this with the John F Kennedy assassination – the KGB head was assuring his CIA counterpart within seconds that his service and country had nothing to do with the assassination (and up to this day that is true, there is no substantiated evidence that Oswald acted not alone).
The Agencies will also do almost anything to protect a source inside another Agency. This is what happens in Code Name Honey Bee. Angelique is being protected by DGSE (the French), Mossad (the Jerusalem Waterworks as we call them) because she is sympathetic to their views on the War on Terror as would be Foxtrot and the rest of the Egg Breakers. Neither the French nor the Israelis for vastly different reasons can afford Angelique Dawson to die, be detained or otherwise hurt in her career. If something untoward happens to her, they lose access and influence and that is the reason why. Those are magic words to spies... access and influence. He will be friends with the devil if he can gain access and influence in hell or earth by doing so and frequently is. In the background, I long wanted to write a book on the Special Forces skill of mountaineering. It is not the same as a jolly old climb on a sunny day for relaxation or even on serious expeditions. Special Forces climbing is mostly done at night. Almost always in the rain and at all times silently with the climbers heavily loaded with gear. They run the risk of being ambushed whilst climbing, an automatic death sentence as you cannot defend yourself when exposed against a cliff. South African Special Forces, be it the Army Brigade or Police Unit, are expected to have all the skills including climbing mountains. A lot of training goes into the skills.
Description: Geoffrey Foxtrot and Angelique Dawson, very aware of her growing feelings for Foxtrot, are in the Drakensberg mountain range in South Africa. Angelique, spymaster extraordinaire, desires to meet with foreign spymasters on top of a mountain peak for security reasons to exchange ideas in private. She does not trust any other place. Her own Service may be infiltrated by Muslim radicals and if so, they will intercept the meeting to the detriment of all. Foxtrot, her longtime bodyguard and future husband, the former Police Special Forces Company Commander, is worried. Angelique badly injured her shoulder in a previous mission and may not be able to climb as easily as she says she will. Geelslang Peter Ndebele, the legendary Special Forces officer and Foxtrot’s best friend goes with to ensure the safety of all, also pondering why Angelique is meeting with both Mossad and DGSE (the French Spy Agency) in secret. It is agreed at the meeting to smuggle an intelligence source out of the country, helping Mossad out or perhaps not, leading to Foxtrot being fed to hungry sharks. An incident that he is unlikely to forget and still not amused about. But before that materializes they are trapped on the mountain cliff and need to get away in great haste by abseiling down in the darkness. If spotted they may well be murdered. If you wish to read about Covert and Special Forces Operations in sub-Saharan Africa, the GMJ Books are the place to start. You will learn about Special Forces techniques and military history not known outside the select few. This is book 10 of the popular GMJ Series.
In Code Name Willow Bay, we deal with counter maritime-terrorism, a highly specialist form of counterterrorism, the hardest one of all. When a commercial vessel is taken over, hijacked by terrorists, you have a much more serious problem than with an aircraft standing on the apron. Aircraft are quite easy to take back, it happens all the time and is seen as “bread and butter” work for Special Forces. I explained the techniques on storming an aircraft in Code Name Wrangler, a book that is used by many SWAT Units as training material. Luckily, at the moment, maritime terrorist attacks are less than 1% of all terror attacks but the terrorists are changing course and coveting to take commercial vessels. All the evidence is there to see and discussed in this book. But the question arose if a defended vessel can be taken, say a “mother ship” or “spy vessel” with enemy Special Forces aboard? All comes down to approaching the target ship by stealth. It is much harder than what you may think and here the hardest target of them all was chosen, a modern warship on the open seas, not tied to a quay in the harbour. There are two counter maritime-terrorism methods besides swimming underwater to the captured or to be captured vessel – an impossibility when she is moving. The first method is the fast roping down or landing with a helicopter on the enemy ship. The second, is the approach with fast rubber ducks from the side, boarding her. None of these methods will work against a warship or even a merchant vessel overtaken by trained terrorists. The vessel’s radar will pick up the approaching helicopter long before they can get close, risking them being shot down with MANPAD missiles if a terrorist, and the CIWS of a modern warship. That part is out, it won’t work and if you start jamming their radar, they will know that an attack is coming. The same with rubber ducks, you will never get past the sonar, your fast spinning screws will be picked up. So how do you get your men on that ship without the terrorists or guards knowing? This is the question that is answered here - the “Willow Bay Method.” This technique, I understand, is now copied by most major countries’ Maritime Special Forces. This is the background story on how the method came into being.
Description: Spymaster extraordinaire, Angelique Dawson, approaches her ground commander and later husband, former Police Special Forces Company Commander, Geoffrey Foxtrot with an outlandish concept in taking a modern warship travelling on the open ocean with Special Forces alone by using covert infiltration techniques never done before. They need to conduct a HAHO (High Altitude, High Opening) jump with Special Forces from 27,000 feet, open their parachutes immediately and glide towards the target unseen by radar. However, Angelique is not officially trained in the Special Forces insertion technique, or is she? Foxtrot immediately realizes that she is not only trained, she probably conducted hundreds of such jumps, raising questions about her past. He must ensure her safety as she will not back down from the jumps, not even with a broken hand, to prove that her stealth approach concept, worked out with Geelslang Peter Ndebele’s assistance, works. She introduces a crossbow, proving one more concept to a sceptical Foxtrot… that she can cause the same ballistic damage with a crossbow bolt than a .50 caliber sniper rifle, and she can do so silently if at much shorter range. Foxtrot and Angelique Dawson are still circling each other, not willing to declare openly that their souls are in love but they do share a kiss at 27,000 feet which will go down in the GMJ Series as the stuff of legends. If you wish to read about Covert and Special Forces Operations in sub-Saharan Africa, the GMJ Books are the place to start. You will learn about covert operations, Special Forces techniques and military history not known outside the select few. Code Name Willow Bay is the twelfth book of the popular GMJ Series.
In Code Name Cadillac we deal with the typical double-crossing scenario we often find in espionage as well as the use of pseudo forces to create a false impression and trail on what actually happened or did not happen. Confusing the issue is a spy craft speciality which they all excel at and alarming games are played all the time. It is all about deniability for the turds (politicians, we call them “turds” in GMJ Books, they float in what they talk) and the spymasters themselves and it gets complicated because of the stupid games in the background. In a previous book, Code Name Sanford, I explained how different intelligence agencies work together for the greater good or so they say, each has his own agenda and only God knows what that would be. However, the spymasters do meet for tea and discuss God knows what since they would deny even meeting and must report all contacts. Failure to do so and or failure to report a recruitment attempt can and will be used as a reason for distrust and then execution may follow, depending on who you work for. Yet, at such meetings, as I pointed out numerous times in the GMJ Books, no outright lying takes place and there is an honour code working. Historically, the KGB head called his CIA counterpart when President Kennedy was assassinated to assure him that the USSR had nothing to do with it, he was believed. But it also happens that formal handshakes are ignored and other shenanigans start. Such one-sided actions may have terrible consequences on operations. When the betrayal is discovered and it will be, harsh words are exchanged if lucky and order is restored by much violence if not. This is what happens in Code Name Cadillac. Angelique Dawson helps MI6 out and then discovers she is betrayed, she reacts, defending her turf viciously. That happens too, enemies are friends and friends are enemies.
Description: Spymaster extraordinaire, Angelique Dawson and her team are tasked to rescue the Zimbabwean defector, Lieutenant General Mark Sithole, once again. After they smuggled him out of Zimbabwe during Code Name Missa 72, he is being debriefed but in serious danger of being murdered by collaborators inside the South African Secret Service. To save General Sithole, his knowledge is important, he must be removed from South Africa to the United Kingdom where MI6 will take over. All this is on the request of MI6 Spymaster, Sir John McElroy, but there is a caveat – the South African rescue connection must be kept secret, if possible. In a classic pseudo forces operation, Angelique’s longtime bodyguard and chief agent, former Police Special Forces Company Commander, Geoffrey Foxtrot, is told to get the job done. He turns to his best friend, legendary Special Forces officer, Geelslang Peter Ndebele, a man able to standard BBC upper-class English, to become Major Andy Windsor, a member of the British Special Air Service. With other BBC English speakers, all of them South African Special Forces members, they rescue General Sithole and smuggles him out but they are betrayed by Sir John. Angelique reacts furiously when she finds out and Sir John is facing execution when they meet. General Sithole makes probably one of the best speeches on colonial soldiers and betrayal by the British Queen, in history. On a personal level, Angelique Dawson is now almost willing to admit her feelings towards her future soul, Major Geoffrey Foxtrot. A classic spy story, full of twists and turns and ending with a clash between Foxtrot’s forces and a Zimbabwean Army Special Forces Team attempting to snatch General Sithole back. Angelique unleashes a Denel Rooivalk attack helicopter in support of her men, fighting all the way. If you wish to read about Covert and Special Forces Operations in sub-Saharan Africa, the GMJ Books are the place to start. You will learn about Special Forces techniques and military history not known outside the select few. Code Name Cadillac is the fourteenth book in the popular GMJ Series.
In Code Name OST-M, we deal with deviousness. We show how a good man can end up working for the enemy and not even know it. The scenario is to run a red flag operation on him. You let the person working for you believe that he is working for someone else, someone he may have sympathy with. Older readers will recall Sean Connery in “From Russia with love.” In that picture, the Russian female cypher clerk thinks she is working for the KGB but actually not, she is recruited and working for a criminal organisation. In another case, the FBI, before they became the “Clinton Whitewash Bureau,” discover a female secretary leaking documents. She confessed that she thought that she was working for the Brits, a friendly nation, but in fact, she was working for Soviet Intelligence. This became known as the “Emily Syndrome.” The Soviets / Russians are excellent in it, they started the concept with the White Russian Emigres in the 1920s, controlling the networks from Moscow. I explain to you how ordinary people, good solid folk, can be compromised into doing things that you would never have believed possible from them. I show in this book how a mole inside an agency is able to cause havoc until caught, the suspicion and distrust alone destroys efficiency faster than the actual leaks – the mole hunts in MI6 in the 1950s and 1960s is the classic example in this regard. But it is needed, if a mole exists, he or she must be found and exterminated. I show you how advanced computer software is used in spying and by that I do not mean espionage, that is hacking information or “harvesting” as it is called, but by the counter-espionage desk. The software is used to track down enemy agents and moles, linking the different ends until the picture is formed. It is extremely seldom that those on the outside are allowed inside a mole-hunting operational HQ, in this book, you are right inside. We look at the sudden disappearance of Muslim terrorism in South Africa. It was not by chance.
Description: Spymaster extraordinaire, Angelique Dawson and her longtime chief agent and bodyguard, later her husband, former Police Special Forces Company Commander, Major Geoffrey Foxtrot, is flying an L-39 Albatros advanced trainer high over the Atlantic Ocean. Unexpectedly, the aircraft’s threat receivers go off. They are being scanned by an unseen hostile fighter jet. Seconds later a BVR (Beyond Visual Recognition) air-to-air missile is launched at them and the fight for survival is on. Angelique, an experienced combat pilot, tries everything to evade the incoming missile but to no avail. Because her aircraft is sabotaged, the flare dispensers are burning and stuck and thus increasing the heat signature, the missile slams into the airframe. In the end, she ejects together with Foxtrot, from the stricken aircraft, floating down to the ocean, far away from rescue. She is wounded by the shrapnel, bleeding profusely, and the water icy cold. Who fired that missile and why and how do they survive they survive the hostile ocean? A Royal Navy submarine, last seen during Code Name Blue Tang, surfaces and rescues them, saving Angelique’s life. Foxtrot, with the help of his friend, legendary Special Forces officer, Geelslang Peter Ndebele, go after those that tried to murder his future soul. To protect the wounded Angelique from further assassination attempts, she is flown to an offshore vessel under DGSE control to be taken care off. Being Angelique, she turns out to be a very bad patient, moving around until a life-threatening fever develops. Foxtrot is not amused. If you wish to read about covert and Special Forces Operations in sub-Saharan Africa, the GMJ Books are the place to start. You will learn about Special Forces techniques and military history not known outside the select few. This is Book 16 of the popular GMJ Series.
In Code Name Casselberry we deal with the evacuation of trapped citizens from hostile countries by unconventional means. In Africa, things are different than in the rest of the world and often more confused. A nation that seems peaceful and is peaceful for years may explode overnight into violence. It is hard to predict such events because the signs of unrest are always there, part of life almost. You must act very quickly then which is why the usual Western way of evacuation is to secure an airport or airfield. Once that happens, the trapped citizens are evacuated by cargo plane or other aircraft, but the airport is always protected by conventional forces (Marines, Paratroopers, led by Special Forces). The problem with this is that the technique is known. You may very well walk into an ambush when you do so. I also know that every single US Embassy in sub-Saharan Africa was studied to be attacked as well as all the evacuation routes. I did the one in Abuja, Nigeria, and all will be destroyed if needs be. Civilian unrest may well become a civil war sooner than later. If the Marines are not available, or a friendly warship is not close to launch its helicopters or the trapped ones far away from the coast, Africa tends to be far away from most places, depending, and the US Africa Command a sick joke, what do you do? Other plans are then made in a great hurry. Spies are often used to do what they can during such eventualities. First to meet the incoming forces, or secondly to smuggle the people out themselves or lastly, to keep them safe until the conventional rescue forces arrive. In this book, we see how that is done and how the unconventional forces are used in an instant. Say where an MI6 spymaster asks his local counterpart to help out and the wheels start rolling. It is fascinating how this is done. The most worrying factor of the above though is when different Special Forces Teams walk into each other unexpectedly. Chances are good that men will die in the first opening shots. It must be prevented at almost any cost. Sometimes, a message is sent as happens here with an ambushed SEAL Team, to stay away.
Description: Spymaster extraordinaire, Angelique Dawson and her team are flying a decades-old C-130 Hercules cargo aircraft into a hostile environment. They must rescue and bring out, safely, a group of diplomats caught up in political unrest in a safe house on the island of Zanzibar and another undisclosed location. The old aircraft’s brakes are defective, Angelique, piloting, with the assistance of legendary Special Forces officer, Geelslang Peter Ndebele, co-pilot, brakes the heavy transport with the assistance of parachutes, time after time, refusing to give up. At Zanzibar, they escort the trapped citizens towards the airport and safety with the help of her Assassins but are surrounded by riotous crowds and her long-time bodyguard and later husband, former Police Special Forces Company Commander, Geoffrey Foxtrot, injured. After dealing with that, some of the rioters die, they safely deliver the diplomats to the northern Mozambican port of Beira, before taking off again. Angelique heard that a US Navy SEAL Team is landing on a beach somewhere, against her wishes, and decides to ambush them with two platoons of South African Army Special Forces. She is also calling in available naval ships and air support. Foxtrot has his hands full to keep Angelique safe, she is about to cause a major international incident as none of the SEALs is expected to survive the coming encounter. They cannot survive - if shots are traded, they will be wiped out to the last man and Foxtrot’s is trying to prevent that from happening. If you wish to read about covert and Special Forces Operations in sub-Saharan Africa, the GMJ Books are the place to start. You will learn about covert operations, Special Forces techniques and military history not known outside the select few. Code Name Casselberry is the eighteenth book of the popular GMJ Series.
Here we deal with the interdicting of drug smuggling routes by using Special Forces and secret agents only, no police, no costly public trials, no arrests, just summary justice as it should be. Things that go “boom” at night and no one knows why except those that are smirking in delight, shaking hands on a job well done. The question I wanted to be answered in Code Name Green 41 was if hard drugs can be used as a weapon of war? If you somehow could flood an enemy army with drugs as was done in history, apparently, in Vietnam to the American Army, will you win the war? In more recent times we look at Afghanistan and the poppy fields. Would that be a weapon of war and if so, how effective? The answers were provocative to me and our conclusions studied at various Military Academies in the East. It also turned out that most of what you know of Vietnam Veterans are mainstream media lies, exposed for all to read. They were not failures, drug addicts and most certainly not 19 years old on average. They were patriots and most volunteered, they did well.
Code Name Green 41 is where Angelique’s troubled agent, “Lucy the Lunatic,” is first introduced. She is a counterterrorism agent that was captured by a warlord and escaped, only to be rescued again by Angelique from the place of safety and returned to duty too soon but for her own sanity. Ours is a harsh world, if captured, you will be made to regret that you were born, especially if female and pretty. Every kind of sexual and physical abuse will take place and did take place with Lucy. No one is 100% normal after such trauma, not even a highly trained counterterrorism agent. In Code Name Green 41 she is almost executed by Foxtrot when she lost it during operations and he considered her a threat to good order. I would say that in all the GMJ Books there is not one scene more dramatic than Lucy’s colleagues surrounding her to protect her from certain death. It was an act of extreme valour that is acknowledged by all those involved and in more than one GMJ Book. Because of the “Lucy Books” (Code Name Green 41 and Code Name Celery 50) the medical condition she suffers from known as PNES is now much better understood by many readers, for that we are grateful. Everything you read about “Lucy”- she features in many missions - is true. She needs your prayers. Like most veterans, her war did not end in her mind when she came from the cold. She is still fighting her demons. If you have any messages of encouragement for Lucy, I will gladly relay them for you to her.
Description: Angelique Dawson and her team are after an African warlord that captured and tortured one of her agents, Lucy, before she escapes, promising retaliation. According to intelligence received, the warlord is deliberately flooding the market with drugs, using the drugs as a weapon of war and a method to destabilise South Africa. Angelique cuts his smuggling routes by covertly using Special Forces and secret agents. She knows that the drug convoys are escorted by Zimbabwean CIO officers on the way south and through Zimbabwe. Thus, her people intercept the next drug-carrying convoy, replacing the drivers with her agents to reveal the exact route they take. She sinks the warlord’s drug-transporting barge in Lake Niassa by planting limpet mines on the hull. She is savagely attacking from all sides. He responds with two T-55 tanks going after the lightly armed Special Forces and agents. The narrator, Angelique’s bodyguard and later husband, has his hands full protecting her and his men, carrying out orders and keeping a wary eye on Lucy, about to crack under the strain and if so, she will be hazardous to all around her. If you wish to read about Covert and Special Forces Operations in sub-Saharan Africa, the GMJ Books are the place to start. You will learn about covert operations, Special Forces techniques and military history not known outside the select few. Code Name Green 41 is the twentieth book of the popular GMJ Series.
Here we deal with counter maritime-terrorism, a highly specialist form of counterterrorism and the hardest one of all. When a commercial vessel is taken over, hijacked by terrorists, you have a much more serious problem than with an aircraft standing on the apron. Aircraft are quite easy to take back, it happens all the time and is seen as “bread and butter” work for Special Forces. I explained the techniques on storming an aircraft in Code Name Wrangler, a book that is used by many SWAT Units as training material. Luckily, at the moment, maritime terrorist attacks are less than 1% of all terror attacks but the terrorists are changing course and coveting to take commercial vessels. All the evidence is there to see and discussed in this book. It is very worrying. The late Colonel Gadhafi (Libya) warned in 2012 already. The Taj Mahal terrorists were trained by Pakistani Special Forces (or former members, who knows, Pakistan is no friend of the West) to conduct maritime terrorism (research the above, you are welcome).
I also wrote a previous book on counter maritime-terrorism, Code Name Willow Bay, where we demonstrated how to approach a ship by stealth. The method used is something unique in South African Special Forces and subsequently copied by many. How do Special Forces get to a modern ship without the terrorists knowing about it? It is much harder than what you may think since neither helicopters nor rubber ducks will work (radar & sonar). Therefore, in Code Name Willow Bay the hardest target of them all was chosen and taken, a modern warship on the open seas, not tied to a quay. Here we explore what to do with a hijacked passenger ship. How will such a ship be rescued? There are 6,000 passengers on some passenger ships, thousands of cabins and nooks to hide in and it will take a massive effort. It is the worst nightmare scenario possible. There are Special Forces Commanders that stated to me that it cannot be done. Yet, all comes down to the same problem, how do you get onto the hijacked ship unnoticed and then bring in hundreds of Special Forces lads without a massacre taking place? We answer these questions in Code Name Caribbean.
Description: Spymaster extraordinaire, Angelique Dawson and her team are on a British flagged passenger ship cruising in South African waters, the MV Belfast. Much to her ground commander and later husband, former Police Special Forces Company Commander, Geoffrey Foxtrot’s disgust, his old enemy, MI6 spymaster Sir John McElroy is also on board. Angelique wants to demonstrate the Willow Bay stealth insertion technique perfected by her. The object is to test the counter maritime-terrorism abilities of South African Army Special Forces, working with secret agents already aboard as well as showing that the ship can be hijacked in the first place. Thus, it will be “attacked” first and subsequently rescued by Special Forces, using the Willow Bay Method to get aboard. French Intelligence officers are part of the lineup, observing. Angelique has her own ideas on what to do to prove her point. She decides to kidnap Sir John despite him being surrounded by his bodyguards and she does so by rappelling down the side of the passenger ship in the middle of the night, upside down, together with a snatch team, leaving Foxtrot very worried about her safety. The sides of a passenger ship are hundreds of feet high and the ship steaming at 18 knots in rough seas, but she is adamant. Angelique also demonstrates a new technique for removing a prisoner from a ship without anyone being wiser, an exercise so dangerous and insane that Foxtrot at first flatly refuses her permission to try. She is not amused. If you wish to read about Covert and Special Forces Operations in sub-Saharan Africa, the GMJ Books are the place to start. You will learn about covert operations, Special Forces techniques and military history not known outside the select few. Code Name Caribbean is the twenty-second book of the popular GMJ Series.
In Code Name Phantom, we look at security at military installations and the state of the military ordnance kept there. There are shocking statistics highlighted in this book and this is the state of affairs everywhere where the military are to be found, not only here. In 2010, in South Africa, there was 78,000 tons of immediate use ordnance available, 67% of these are in need of immediate destruction, that is 52,260 tons, for reasons given in the book. In simple terms, the old ordnance may explode at any time and the problem getting worse since they are unsafe to move. They should have been used already in exercises, shot out or destroyed. However, it will take 34 years to destroy the existing unstable ordnance using normal methods which are burning or blowing. Dumping them into the oceans, the traditional way is forbidden by international treaties and will not happen.
These are mindboggling figures and it should worry you if close to any military ordnance depot anywhere in the world. But, it gets worse. It is also known that Special Forces, all of them - from the Russian Spetsnaz to the American Green Berets are designated first base hitters. When a conventional war breaks out, they are already in place to pounce on ammunition depots, air bases, fuel tanks etc. A war machine runs on logistics, end of story, no ammunition, fuel, and food and the surrendering start. What is worse though is that ammunition depots are prime targets for terrorists even when not in a war situation, obviously, terrorists need explosives, weapons and since smuggling it in is hard, raiding an ammunition depo is the answer. Accordingly, you would think such places are well defended, the threat is known. They are not. Traditionally, the attacking forces always succeed in penetrating unobserved, shockingly so.
In the US Military, the penetration exercises to test security became known as “Red Cell Operations.” The time of a military depot also being a fort, able to defend itself against a determined attack, is long gone. What is not perhaps so well-known is the way how secret agents, spies, work with Special Forces to test the depot security. However, the question arises: What if such weapons can be channelled towards resistance movements, unofficially so? What if discarded but still usable ordnance can be somehow seized and used for covert operations? The problem with the Iran / Contra Scandal was money trails, easily investigated. A better way had to be found and was found by Angelique Dawson in 2010.
Description: Spymaster extraordinaire, Angelique Dawson and her team are testing military installations against enemy attack, officially assuming the role of “terrorists” or so she explains to her bodyguard and later husband, Major Geoffrey Foxtrot, the former Police Special Forces Company Commander assisting her in operations. However, being the local head of counter-terrorism and “otherwise” at the best of times, she has her own reasons for launching Code Name Phantom. She is planning on waylaying hundreds of tons of discarded ordnance to supply it to dissidents in Zimbabwe under cover of a “Red Cell” operation. If caught, the consequences will be dire, she is operating under a cloak of total deniability. Foxtrot has his hands full to protect her from her many enemies. She also enters into a demolition’s bet with Geelslang Peter Ndebele on who can use the least explosives to destroy a ton of discarded ammunition, a further worry for Foxtrot as Angelique is not about to lose the bet and will break every safety rule to win. The hundreds of tons of mislaid ordnance must also be smuggled out of the country, another logistical nightmare for Foxtrot. If you wish to read about Covert and Special Forces Operations in sub-Saharan Africa, the GMJ Books are the place to start. You will learn about covert operations, Special Forces techniques and military history not known outside the select few. Code Name Phantom is the twenty-fourth book of the popular GMJ Series.
In Code Name Halloween 38 we take a hard look at what is known as PSYOPS (Psychological Operations) or Black Propaganda. Thinking outside the box is a quality that Angelique Dawson has in great proportions and it is needed when you want to weaken your enemy from within. I wanted to know how far such operations are effective and thus we went into history to find the answers. It was an interesting book to write, the research that came out made me think hard on PSYOPS, a black art that few mastered. From my own service years, I knew the basics. I knew that we as well as the enemy were subjected to much indoctrination since the day we were born. I knew that we were fighting for a lost cause. Yet we kept on fighting without questioning too much because our Afrikaner psyche is one of self-discipline and respect to elders. We believed that we were right, the rest of the world wrong and sprouting disgusting communist views about us. I wanted to understand how and if PSYOPS works. Enormous resources are allocated to PSYOP Operations by all nations every year, it is a way of living. But is it worth it? Did it work in times of war? We try to answer these questions and our conclusions are interesting enough to be studied by Eastern Military Academies. Especially the statistics we uncovered make for thought-provoking reading. I further wanted to show you how PSYOPS Operations are done in our world because it is not generally known in what ways spies are able to create havoc when using PSYOPS to the maximum. If you then combine your operational threats against the enemy with Special Forces backing you, you are able to make strong men cry and weak ones pass out at the mere thought of you planting the seeds of mistrust in their minds, sowing discontent. It is a thoroughly dirty campaign and not for the faint of heart. When successful, internal conflict and civil war are often the result, innocents may die. On the other hand, your own losses may be reduced and that is why it is taken seriously by the most successful Generals.
Description: Spymaster extraordinaire, Angelique Dawson and her team are in western Mozambique using every known method in PSYOPS (Psychological Operations or Black Propaganda) and a few others she created to destabilise Zimbabwe. Her objective is to stir up as much trouble as possible between Zimbabwe and China, the country’s only major friend. To do so, she is flying covert missions into Zimbabwe with a specially equipped Aérospatiale Super Frelon helicopter, causing havoc wherever she can. It is a dangerous business, she is wanted in that country and if she is captured or any of her men, they will die a horribly prolonged death. The helicopter she flies looks like the ones flown by the Chinese Air Force, the Changhe Z-8, an exact copy and a common sight in Zimbabwe. She was ambushed in a previous mission, Code Name Mel’s Choice, whilst flying in air supplies for a dissident movement and barely escaped being shot down. That insult is not forgotten, she wants revenge, to send a harsh message back. Consequently, she is deliberately flying towards an ambush site, but she has an ace card, she is going to attack the ambushers with heavy mortars when they expect it least. To do so, she needs to insert an entire Army Special Forces platoon with their heavy mortars and bombs clandestinely, and then extract them to safety again if she survives the ambush. This is an intricate military operation fraught with risk and one she needs help with. Her ground commander and later husband, former Police Special Forces Company Commander, Geoffrey Foxtrot, is commanding and advising as best he can. Yet, she has her own ideas and not listening. If you wish to read about Covert and Special Forces Operations in sub-Saharan Africa, the GMJ Books are the place to start. You will learn about Special Forces techniques and military history not known outside the select few. Code Name Halloween 38 is the twenty-sixth book of the popular GMJ Series.
I don’t have favourites among my books, but most readers tell me this is the book they enjoyed more than any else. Angelique Dawson at her best, an intriguing story but a serious one, if what is said in Lucy comes to fruit, the West has lost the next war. Back in 1979 something odd happened in the southern sub-Antarctic Indian Ocean. On September 22, one of the orbiting US Vela Hotel spy satellites registered a double flash indicating that an atomic bomb detonated close to the Prince Edward Island Group, 1,176 nautical miles south of Cape Town and belonging to the South Africa. The hunt was on for the South African nuclear weapons rumoured to be in existence and tested there. In March 2010, one of the orbiting South African spy satellites picked up a flash report coming from a SOSUS line of unknown origin in the same area. There should not be any such messages and it is very alarming. Prince Edward Island is not habituated by humans, Marion Island close by has a weather station that is manned but neither they nor the South African Navy is aware of the SOSUS line. From a military viewpoint, whoever controls that SOSUS line will control the Cape of Good Hope sea route, the major artery between East and West. If that line is activated and operating as designed to do, the West has automatically lost any future war. All depends on who controls the suspected SOSUS line if it exists and that is what Angelique Dawson and her team are trying to uncover and deal with promptly. In Code Name Lucy, we take a hard look at the Chinese Navy, a real threat to the West and highly rated, make no mistake. They have good ships, good crews and excellent weapon systems - the Chinese Aegis destroyers will pick up and engage and destroy any F-22 / F-35 at 200 miles. We discuss the Roosevelt-Dreadnought Principle in this book - the conclusions are so bad that no Western news agency wished to publish it. What the principle comes down to is history - the long-forgotten US Navy “White Fleet” being replaced and outclassed overnight by the arrival of the revolutionary HMS Dreadnought, the first battleship that looked and operated like a modern battleship with the main gun batteries in turrets fore and aft, powerful engines that made her fast and heavily armoured. That opened the doors to an arms race. Overnight the entire battle fleet of all the world’s navies was obsolete. Whoever could build the most “Dreadnoughts” would have naval supremacy. The Royal Navy won the arms race but the Imperial German Fleet came very close. As Winston Churchill believed: If you don’t have command of the seas, you are dead. No major power ever won a war in modern times without controlling the oceans and to control the choke points, SOSUS lines are used.
Description: Angelique Dawson and her team are heading towards Prince Edward Island to search for evidence of the SOSUS line between Cape Town and Prince Edward Island if they find one, the West’s sea route past the Cape of Good Hope will be cut during a time of war. It is a frightening scenario, the West depends on sea routes for trade and food. Whoever controls the oceans, controls the war effort. What will they find on the uninhabited island, there is nothing there, no humans but the presence of Chinese warships are worrying as well as two South African frigates and several unidentified submarines. Whose SOSUS line signalled from the cold waters where no SOSUS line should be in the first place. Is it possible to “activate” the line to a war footing? Angelique Dawson certainly will try to do so and see who it attacks even if it starts a war, acting against the advice of her future soul and husband, former Police Special Forces Company Commander, Geoffrey Foxtrot, as well as the South African Navy flag captain. They know that when the SOSUS line goes active, it will attack whatever is seen as the enemy. Code Name Lucy is the 28th book of the GMJ Series.
In Code Name Oath 19, we look at Special Forces diving and more specifically, technical diving as it is known. That is where you must decompress before coming to the surface again, usually, depending on physical fitness, when you are deeper than 130 feet. This is not the same as Special Forces attack diving where rebreathers are used (they don’t give out bubbles and can be used for many hours at a time). There, the attack divers are never deep enough to need to decompress. That is the traditional method used when sabotaging something underwater, a Special Forces speciality, a ship or barge (like Angelique did during Code Name Green 41), planting limpet mines and then disappearing again without being noticed. You may also use rebreathers with the typical attack diving method when inserting into hostile coasts. You swim in or sail underwater in an SDV (Special Delivery Vehicle) launched from either a surface warship (described in Code Name Ndebele 14) or a submarine or even by airdrop (described in Code Name Ghost). You cannot go deep with such apparatus, you will die, the air your breath will kill you. In technical dives, you don’t even breath normal surface air but exotic gasses, Tri-Mix or whatever works for you and you use special diving suits, special helmets and you don’t play the fool. If something goes wrong, you would be lucky to survive. Technical dives are not for all and conducting such dives operationally takes a special breed and specialist training far beyond normal attack diving. The skills are needed, it happens that for operational reasons you must go technical and conduct deep dives, generally to recover something or plant listening bugs on underwater cables. Frequently, the official navy divers are not available or not trained to assist (they do other work, they are not Special Forces rated).
It is an interesting subject, we see how it is done in Code Name Oath 19 and how spies do so without anyone on the surface knowing that they are there. They use submarines to get to where they want to be, exit underwater and do what is needed, return safely and no one is any wiser. But when other submarines arrive on the scene and one is inside South African waters where she should not be, things become complicated very quickly. The skippers not about to trust each other nor betray their positions if at all possible. That is what happens in Code Name Oath 19, a Mexican stand-off occurs between the South African SAS Manthatisi, an ultra-quiet German-built Type 209 submarine skippered by an aggressive attack boat commander, Liam Dube, and a French nuclear attack boat. Angelique and Foxtrot are outside, exploring a wreck (a form of technical diving for the insane).
Description: Angelique Dawson, South African Secret Service spymaster and her team are after the Werz Papers – a damning report on a Nazi spy ring that operated during World War Two in South Africa. It disappeared mysteriously in the early 1970s. Who else is after the documents and what will happen when the two groups clash as they surely will since peace is not Angelique’s occupation? A lot of shenanigans are happening in the background with the narrator, Major Geoffrey Foxtrot, later husband of Angelique Dawson, unable to figure out who is bluffing who. She is playing dangerous games, hell bound to enter the hull of a spy ship sunk in the previous book, Code Name Moonlight. The wreck is resting 300 feet below the Indian Ocean making her exploration inherently dangerous. Angelique is looking for evidence to understand who the spy ship was working for. But that wreck is booby-trapped... and other submarines are sniffing around. It gets complicated very quickly. If you wish to read about Covert and Special Forces Operations in sub-Saharan Africa, the GMJ Books are the place to start. You will learn about covert operations, Special Forces techniques and military history not known outside the select few. Code Name Oath 19 is the 30th book of the popular GMJ Series.
When I wrote Code Name Mel’s Choice, GMJ 25, I was asked by many readers about the character, Sir Dennis, as we call him, a legendary Rhodesian Air Force pilot that turned out to be a Soviet GRU (Russian Military Intelligence) penetration agent. A man that took the identity of a long-deceased RAF pilot and became a legend. After Angelique captured him, he was handed over to MI6 for questioning. It was either that or summary execution. In this book, we deal with Sir Dennis further - his subsequent “defection” from MI6 to DGSE, the French Spy Agency. However, you cannot just leave the Great Game, it takes two roubles to get out and only one rouble to get in. For Sir Dennis to leave and do a “Penkovsky” – that is to disappear forever, he must pay his two roubles by flying a final combat mission with Angelique Dawson against his former adopted country. He is in no way unwilling to help out but of course, cannot be trusted completely, no human source is and a known defector not at all. His mere presence worries Foxtrot but Angelique is adamant.
Like with all other GMJ Books, we researched a wide range of topics and brought all together in the story. First, we looked at Oleg Penkovsky, the Soviet Army colonel working for MI6 and the character upon which Tom Clancy based his book, Cardinal of the Kremlin, on. Sadly, the truth about Penkovsky is not what the West thinks. We don’t believe that he was for real and we discuss his case in detail to explain our views. That in itself changes the accept version of the Cuban Missile Crisis to something more sinister, Mr Kennedy got played like a badly strung violin by Soviet Intelligence. Then we discovered that the Top Gun / Red Flag exercises - those where Western fighter pilots take the Aggressor Squadrons simulating Warsaw Pact flyers on - falsified their effectiveness ratings, weapon systems and kill ratio to reflect better scores to the US aircraft. That is high treason. The guy flying against real opponents would have died, shot down. It is immoral behaviour and the subsequent whitewash described in this book. In the background, Foxtrot, with the help of legendary Special Forces officer, Geelslang Peter Ndebele, must kill a BBC journalist. That assassination too is part of the horse trading, his death is part of the price for Sir Dennis’s freedom and one that they will gladly pay. The assassination takes the form of a false flag operation, something a sub-Saharan Africa speciality that they excel in.
Description: Spymaster extraordinaire, Angelique Dawson and her team are in northern Botswana and working closely with MI6. She has a mission to fly with a twin seat Northrop F-5T fighter jet to destroy a convoy of vehicles inside Zimbabwe. She has as the front seat pilot, Sir Dennis, last seen in Code Name Mel’s Choice, a legendary former Rhodesian Air Force fighter pilot, then revealed as a former Soviet GRU officer and handed over to MI6. He is helping Angelique out in order to escape from MI6. He wishes to defect to France and Angelique is helping him doing so. For Sir Dennis to leave and do a “Penkovsky” – that is to disappear, he must pay the price in flying the dangerous mission with Angelique. They will almost certainly clash with enemy MiG-21s. Angelique’s star agent and later husband, Geoffrey Foxtrot and his friend, legendary Special Forces officer, Geelslang Peter Ndebele, are also busy. They must assassinate a BBC journalist, shooting him from inside Zimbabwe towards Botswana with a 20mm Truvelo rifle. They have one shot at 3,500 yards, into the sun, and then to escape, a classic false flag operation. They then get Sir John, Foxtrot’s mortal enemy, in their sights... If you wish to read about Covert and Special Forces Operations in sub-Saharan Africa, the GMJ Books are the place to start. You will learn about covert operations, Special Forces techniques and military history not known outside the select few. Code Name Jen is the 32nd book of the popular GMJ Series.
In Code Name One Alpha, we look at human trafficking in much detail because there is a link with counter-terrorism which I explain inside the book. I knew something about human trafficking. We see the news and read the articles but I did not understand the scope of the problem. As Angelique explains in Chapter 7 for us, there are currently 40 to 43 million slaves in the world. That is close to double Australia’s population, half of that of Britain and France and 90% of South Africa’s. Serious figures and so many that we cannot really comprehend it. Best is to look at everyone walking around in a city like New York, and imagine them in shackles... and then you still don’t have the picture. I had the unhappy task to describe to you in this book what is done to victims once they are grabbed, snatched, abducted. There comes a time when a man must stop looking the other way and stand up and be counted. Once you read this book you have no more justifications in ignoring what is happening right now right inside your community. If you don’t want that burden, don’t read Code Name One Alpha.
Then, as the main theme, it is important, I describe how a NATO / US-based Special Forces Team will be hunted down in this theatre and destroyed when cornered and note I say “when” and not “if” cornered. The enemy Special Forces Team stands no chance as far as I am concerned and why I say so is defined in the book. I explain to you how the South African Army’s armour battlegroups operate independently with their own infantry and supply columns. As a cover, to explain the role of the armour in hunting Special Forces, we take a hard look at how CSAR (Combat Search and Rescue) is done here with armour formations, Special Forces, spies, multi-role air superiority fighters and whatever else is needed. To do so we take a very interesting look at CSAR in history, especially in the Vietnam War. It is not a job for Special Forces as such but can be done by Special Forces if asked but only when all other options failed. The question is whether the downed pilot is worth the risk rescuing him. The answer is almost always, no, he is not. We deal with realities in GMJ Books and the topic is discussed in great detail, it makes for great reading.
Description: Spymaster extraordinaire, Angelique Dawson and her team are in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa, conducting a training CSAR (Combat Search and Rescue) mission to liberate a shot down pilot on the run. They are working with the Army’s armour battalions and Special Forces. However, she is at the same time manipulating affairs to include an exercise to find a simulated NATO Special Forces Team that may be operating in South Africa in the future, she wishes to test the most likely response to such a threat. To do that she is calling in fast-moving armour, attack helicopters, mechanised infantry, paratroopers, Special Forces and her own people to chase the team down. Yet, this is not all, behind all this, she is planning a secret raid on a maternity clinic in a nearby city, being used as a human trafficking centre. She has reports that the place is also trading in human organs. As far as is known, she has no official permission for the raid, the traffickers are protected by the highest levels of corruption. That will not stop Angelique Dawson. Her bodyguard and later husband, Geoffrey Foxtrot and his friend, legendary Special Forces officer, Geelslang Peter Ndebele have their hands full to protect Angelique and work out the logistics, plan the raid and then execute it, all under the tactical command of Angelique’s female team leader, One Alpha, a Zulu girl that would later die with her entire team in the line of duty. If you wish to read about Covert and Special Forces Operations in sub-Saharan Africa, the GMJ Books are the place to start. You will learn about covert operations, Special Forces techniques and military history not known outside the select few. Code Name One Alpha is the 34th book of the popular GMJ Series.
In Code Name Ndebele 14 we follow up on the CSAR (Combat Search and Rescue) book, Code Name One Alpha, to see if it is possible to rescue downed aircrew from within a city environment and not just any city, a hostile one like Mogadishu or Mosul in recent years. This is radically different from normal CSAR rescues taking place in rural areas. The scenario is where the aircrew are either kept safe by locals, spies or paramilitary spies (called Assassins in GMJ Books) already inside the city. Or, conceivably the aircrew are held by the enemy after being captured and then they must be rescued in the same way as any other hostage rescue with the crucial difference that this is behind enemy lines. The first problem is establishing contact and deciding if it is worth trying to rescue them or not – something we discussed in detail in Code Name One Alpha, looking at history and the famous BAT 21 Bravo rescue of the Vietnam Era. Even if the attempt is authorised, the friendlies inside the city need help to get the aircrew out or rescued from captivity. How do you infiltrate the Special Forces Team without causing even more hostages? There is a way.
In this book, we introduce you to what became known as the “Ndebele Approach” where three sections of the chosen Special Forces platoon went in underwater using SDVs (Special Delivery Vehicles) launched from a surface warfare ship and not a submarine as could have been done but was not for reasons that will become clear inside the book. The second and more exciting infiltration takes place by way of a HAHO (High Altitude, High Opening) parachute drop from 33,000 feet. The men are forty miles seawards from the enemy city, floating in and the reasons for using this method is also discussed - the concept will not work everywhere. The men then land on drop zones prepared by the spies already inside the hostile city and this is where the uniqueness come in - they land on top of high-rise buildings and not on the ground where they can be seen by the locals. They do this in the middle of the night and it is dangerous. When the idea was first mentioned by Angelique Dawson, many experts stated flatly that although it can be done, technically, the idea is insane and will lead to mass casualties. They were wrong, not for the first time.
Description: Spymaster extraordinaire, Angelique Dawson and her team are in the Eastern Cape, in the harbour city of East London, South Africa, conducting a training CSAR (Combat Search and Rescue) mission to liberate shot down pilots on the run or so she claims. For the purpose of the exercise, called Code Name Ndebele 14, the pilots are held inside a “hostile” city that must be covertly penetrated by Special Forces working with spies and agents already in place. Her bodyguard and later husband, Geoffrey Foxtrot and his friend, legendary Special Forces officer, Geelslang Peter Ndebele have their hands full to protect Angelique. She is not revealing the real reason behind the exercise, to summarily assassinate a naval spy she uncovered. They penetrate the city first by SDV (Special Delivery Vehicles), submerged and all the way up the Buffalo River which forms part of the harbour. The second infiltration takes place by way of a night HAHO (High Altitude, High Opening) parachute drop from 33,000 feet. The men then land on drop zones prepared by the spies inside the city on several high-rise buildings. A concept that became known as the “Ndebele Approach.” In the meantime, the counter-espionage desk, sworn enemies of Angelique, is tasked to find her and her teams and if so a clash will take place between the two groups. As it is, they meet up during exfiltration phase... If you wish to read about Covert and Special Forces Operations in sub-Saharan Africa, the GMJ Books are the place to start. You will learn about covert operations, Special Forces techniques and military history not known outside the select few. Code Name Ndebele 14 is the 36th book of the GMJ Series.
In Code Name VET 101 we look at several subjects of interest. The first is about captured weapon systems and how they can be abused against you, the reason why all weapons, fuel, vehicles, whatever, must be destroyed before surrender or capture. As we saw in history, the destruction of equipment to prevent capture does not always happen. What about counterterrorism and counterinsurgency? Same rules, nothing that can be used by the enemy should be captured by them, that too is wishful thinking. In 2017, the Taliban displayed US Special Forces equipment, an FN SCAR rifle, ACOG scopes and night vision equipment on the internet. Before that, when ISIS started off, they displayed a great many captured Humvees and other military hardware. A concerned reader wrote to me that in Afghanistan the Taliban has more captured or stolen American night vision scopes than the official Afghan Army. They decimated an Afghan platoon with their newly acquired night vision scopes, the Afghan Army platoon lost more than 20 men in the first few minutes, killed one by one. You may deduct then that the Taliban had the technological overhand here. Americans and other NATO soldiers are going to be shot dead as a result. Yet, no one is warning.
Secondly, we look at concentration camps in some detail in this book. GMJ readers will know that I mention the British Army Concentration Camps against the Afrikaner during the Second Anglo Boer War in my intelligence briefings which are in every GMJ Book. Historically, one third, yes, one out of every three Afrikaner women and children died in those camps that existed between 1901 and 1902. It is a very big deal since many historians, myself included, believe that it caused Apartheid. No one apologised officially. In Code Name VET 101 we discuss the better-known Jewish Holocaust. One that was apologised for by Germany, retribution paid many times and most importantly, the fact that the State of Israel could and did take revenge. This was denied to the Afrikaner. Thus, the main story here focuses on a Mossad led operation that took place in 2010. Angelique and her team are only giving support to capture a Nazi wanted for war crimes and living in Tanzania. Finally, the first chapter of Code Name VET 101 was written to expose the absurdity of US mainstream media and Senate regarding the 2017 Niger Ambush where four Green Berets died. The tragic events were exactly what I warned about in my books would happen. Apparently, none of my warning messages reached those that needed them most and just about everything was done wrong. Another Niger Fiasco is as certain as is the sun coming up tomorrow.
Description: Spymaster extraordinaire, Angelique Dawson is in Tanzania to assist Mossad Team Leader, Devorah Arik, to capture a newly upgraded Soviet Era ZSU-23-4 “Shilka.” The SPAAG (Self-Propelled Radar Guided Anti-Aircraft Weapon System) has what is known as the Giovanni Racer upgrade making it deadly against low flying attack aircraft and incoming missiles. Angelique is as usual not explaining much to her future husband and former Police Special Forces Company Commander, Geoffrey Foxtrot, the narrator, trying to keep her safe. He suspects that the Shilka capture is a cover for something else. He knows that there are two companies of Israeli Special Forces at Nairobi, Kenya, for “combined operations with the Kenyan Army.” However, the presence of the top Mossad Team combining with Angelique’s people indicates something else. He is not wrong. They are after a wanted Nazi criminal to either capture or kill him as well as to revenge the murder of a Jewish woman during the successful Entebbe hostage rescue in July 1976. If you wish to read about Covert and Special Forces Operations in sub-Saharan Africa, the GMJ Books are the place to start. You will learn about covert operations, Special Forces techniques and military history not known outside the select few. Code Name VET 101 is the 38th book of the popular GMJ Series.
In Code Name GSSP-40 we look at the troublesome Jesuit/Roman Catholic influence inside the CIA as well as the Hegelian Dialectic played on them and the rest of you. I explain more fully in the book what is meant with the above but the Hegelian Dialectic comes down to using two total opposites to create enough fear to get people to do what you want them to do in a pre-determined way. This effect gives the spymaster a controlled solution. Angelique described it much better as “imagine a sheep dog chasing the flock of sheep towards the pen, the dog is all over the place, that side, this side, and so the sheep are herded into the pen. Now, think of the sheep dog as radio waves, mass communication, and that is how it is used currently.” I use the example where CIA supplied MANPAD missiles are used by Muslim terrorists to attack sympathetic foreign spymasters, Angelique Dawson, Devorah Arik (Mossad) and Lemon Balm (DGSE), all whilst under the command of a CIA agent. How is this possible? Two exact opposites working hand in hand? Easy when you understand the Hegelian Dialectic and you will by the time that you are done with this book. I hope you will then be able to recognize it the moment it is tried on you and believe me, you are subjected to the Hegelian Dialectic every single day. My comments made in this book, the incident described, as well as those in the next book, Code Name Mélisse, GMJ 41, should trouble you if American. I write what I see as the truth and I invite you to research what I say and then make up your own mind. I answer a question in Code Name GSSP-40. Have you ever wondered why and how the CIA became an agency universally acknowledged as the one meddling most in other countries political scenarios, elections and God knows what else, to formulate “regime change?” Where did they get those ideas? What is the psychological reasoning behind such behaviour which is not only illegal but highly dangerous to the innocents caught up in the struggle and most often creates more problems than anything else? The answer is traced back to “Wild Bill” Donovan and the OSS, the CIA predecessor of World War Two, controlled by a very devout Roman Catholic with seriously uncalled-for Jesuit connections.
Description: Spymaster extraordinaire, Angelique Dawson is flying in a C-130 Hercules cargo plane over Manica Province, Mozambique, when suddenly attacked by advanced MANPAD missiles (Man-Portable Air-Defence Systems). Even though some of the incoming missiles are defeated by the quick reaction by the pilots and ECM pod jamming them, two missiles strike home, causing the airframe to lose control. She parachutes to safety with her future husband and former Police Special Forces Company Commander, Geoffrey Foxtrot, the narrator, trying to keep her safe, and go on the run with other survivors. After several adventures, she and her team reach the C-130 that made an emergency landing on a deserted bush strip about 26 miles away. Angelique, a superb combat pilot herself, is planning to fly the damaged airframe to safety, much against Foxtrot’s wishes. They likewise find out that the MANPAD missiles came from CIA stocks, supplied to Muslim terrorists and that a Jesuit priest, working for the CIA, is behind the assassination plot. Angelique was not supposed to be alone on the aircraft, Mossad Team Leader Devorah Arik and DGSE Team Leader Lemon Balm, would have been there too if not for unforeseen circumstances. For the first time in a GMJ novel, the three spy agencies form one impromptu group to go after the attackers, all under command of Angelique Dawson, the local spy chief, but first she must save her airframe, the C-130 Hercules. If you wish to read about Covert and Special Forces Operations in sub-Saharan Africa, the GMJ Books are the place to start. You will learn about covert operations, Special Forces techniques and military history not known outside the select few. Code Name GSSP-40 is the fortieth book of the popular GMJ Series.
Since the very first GMJ Novel, published in late 2014, Code Name VFO565, I spoke of the “Muslim Truce” which is something which is officially denied by the authorities. I stated that the new South African Government reached out to what many will call “Islamic Radicals” and offered or negotiated a deal - they will be welcomed to recuperated and be protected in this sphere but only if they behave. That is the spirit of Ubuntu. Because it is so important, you will read a lot of the ‘Muslim Truce” in the Intelligence Briefing which is attached to all GMJ Novels. From about 2005 we started noticing new mosques springing up across sub-Saharan Africa. We wondered why, this is not a predominately Muslim area, it is nominally Christian. There was no “Muslim revival” going on. There simply should not have been so many new mosques for any logical reason, thus we kept a close eye on them. In Code Name Wednesday 7, this book, I explain how the mosques were penetrated and what else we discovered which is startling. I took the time to explain Islam versus radical Islam and you will have a much better understanding, I hope, of radical Islam when done. In fact, you ought to have the knowledge in this book or you cannot understand Islamic counter-terrorism, you will be lost. And that is the problem, most will not understand, it saddens me. We studied radical Islam in detail to get the complete picture, to understand the way such people think. Note please, the radicals are an extremely small percentage of otherwise good people. This is not, repeat not, an “anti-Islam” book. Next, we take a hard look at PNES aka Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures in Code Name Wednesday 7. It is not caused by abnormal brain electrical discharges as is normal epileptic seizures but by psychological distress, the brutality of man, sexual abuse but may also have other causes. In my books, I often write about “Lucy,” a counter-terrorism agent that got caught by a warlord. During her captivity, she was cruelly abused. PNES (and PTSD) is the price that Lucy is paying for staying alive after her escape, the 1% that succeed. When she is not suffering from PNES she suffers from nightmares and PTSD as do so many like us. We show you what happens during a PNES attack and what treatment is desired. PNES is a lifelong sentence which few family members are willing to deal with and closely linked, probably 90% of PNES victims also suffer from PTSD which, when correctly diagnosed, is no joke nor dishonourable or shameful. Any and all prayers are welcome for Lucy. I found that the lack of knowledge is tremendous and thus this book, to educate and assist.
Description: Spymaster extraordinaire, Angelique Dawson is with her team inside Malawi. From about 2005 the South African Secret Service started noticing new mosques springing up across sub-Saharan Africa. They wondered why, this is not a predominately Muslim area, it is nominally Christian and there was no “Muslim revival.” There simply should not have been so many new mosques. They made no sense and because of that and what was happening elsewhere in the world, they kept a close eye on them. In Code Name Wednesday 7 she finds out what is happening, the first wave of arrivals to ensure safe havens for the radicals being chased out of the Middle East and much more. She is as usual not explaining to her future husband and former Police Special Forces Company Commander, Geoffrey Foxtrot, the narrator, trying to keep her safe from all harm and especially her own counter-espionage desk that is helping the radicals. In a combined Mossad and CIA operation, she goes after the new mosques and destroys a MANPAD missile cache. If you wish to read about Covert and Special Forces Operations in sub-Saharan Africa, the GMJ Books are the place to start. You will learn about covert operations, Special Forces techniques and military history not known outside the select few. Code Name Wednesday 7 is the 42nd book of the popular GMJ Series.
In this book we look at the history of the South African Nuclear Weapons Program, long denied but always winked about, an open secret to many although the details were always vague with much rumours of Israeli assistance in designing the bombs. In fact, the Israeli input was negligible, and the South African nuclear weapons worked in an entirely unique way, yielding about what the Hiroshima bomb did and considered “sufficient” as a deterrent against a Soviet Union originated and supported conventional attack. This attack almost came to be in 1988 – 1989 via Angola into what was then South West Africa and today Namibia. Masses of conventional forces were gathered, and plans were made – in history the same as the attack on South Vietnam by North Vietnamese Forces the decade before. History always repeats. A brilliant South African “Maskirovka” from the Chief of Staff in Pretoria stopped the planned invasion as well as the very public mobilising orders for 400,000 men from the Army Reserves. South Africa also had the means to deliver nuclear bombs accurately, all discussed in this book and may have done so, we don’t know. It is one of the big “ifs” in history. As said, the invasion never took place and in no small way due to the Battle of Cuito Cuanavale of which we often write in GMJ Books, the largest tank battle in Africa since the Second World War and one which South African Forces won hands down.
However, it is beyond maddening to the author that no Western “Expert” today knows that South Africa once produced working nuclear weapons back in 1978. They just don’t know, or they forgot history, or they are incompetent. Briefly, after Apartheid ended and Mr Mandela released from jail to become the new democratically elected president, just before he took office, the atomic devices were handed over to the US Government for dismantling. That act was thus far the only time in the world where a country willingly got rid of its nuclear arsenal. Everyone applauded. Yet, the means to manufacture such weapons did not disappear with the weapons, something no one in the West realises. If a place like Iran wants a nuclear weapon, they merely need to ask the South Africans that have the know-how and proven capability to produce them in record time. It is old technology. We deal with nuclear weapons in Code Name Angel and the risk of such weapons in the hands of terrorists being used against the West. You should not doubt that terrorists will use nuclear devices if they have them - they stated their intentions to do so many times in the past. The normal rules of MAD, retaliation, do not apply to them. There is no reason to doubt that they not will flatten a Western city if the opportunity exists and such opportunities can be created easily enough as explained in this book.
Description: Spymaster extraordinaire, Angelique Dawson and her team must recover lost or roguery manufactured South African nukes on their way to Iran or Al-Qaeda or both for all we know. The warheads are escorted by Zimbabwean Intelligence operatives in cahoots with Iranian Intelligence. This was one of the first major Egg Breaker operations that never made the newspapers and took place mostly in southern Mozambique, the chosen exfiltration point for the weapons. Major Geoffrey Foxtrot, under command of his handler, Angelique Dawson, later his wife and soul, tracks the weapons down in a combined operation with Mossad Agents but that is but the first step. Disarming the devices is another story as Angelique insists doing so herself, and the Zimbabweans are also around to prevent the bombs being intercepted in the first place. A clash between the two groups is unavoidable. If you wish to read about Covert and Special Forces Operations in sub-Saharan Africa, the GMJ Books are the place to start. You will learn about covert operations, Special Forces techniques and military history not known outside the select few. Code Name Angel is the 7th book of the popular GMJ Series.
I often warn in GMJ books about the threat and menace of penetration agents (radicals) inside Western Intelligence Agencies. This is something that will bite the West in the years to come and suppressed for political reasons. In the previous book, Code Name Odette, GMJ 8, we took a hard look at cyphers and codes, explaining to you the difference between the two as well as the history of cyphers. More importantly, we warned that according to the Al-Qaeda Manual, found on the laptops of the London Tube bombers (the 2005 attack), that hostile penetration is taking place. I also said that the Western Agencies are not vetting new members properly, they are too politically correct. The reasons the Western “Spymasters” gave for their LGBT views are numerous and all to do with human rights and non-discrimination. Whatever your personal opinion may be on gays and lesbians in general, I look at this aspect only from a counterterrorism and counter-espionage view, not religious, not personal but practical. In Code Name Moonlight, GMJ 29, I demolished those very arguments. In the real world, the official reasons are just so much crap and will never protect the gay agent as they claim just because he came out of the closet. Nor will it prevent blackmail, as they claim. Once again, they are showing to me that they have no clue on operating in other theatres except their own. In Code Name Sanford, we see the logical result of an infiltrated intelligence service. We see how such people can not only manipulate intelligence to serve their cause, whatever it may be but take direct action, killing those that disagree with them. They also make sure that their own proteges are promoted into the higher ranks and when that is completed, they have full control and you have a serious problem. It is a dangerous business when you cannot trust your own and nothing destroys an intelligence agency faster than mole hunting. We saw that with MI6 in the 1950s and 1960s with Kim Philby. The only way is to fight back and regain control. If that means that some will die in the process, so be it. No one lives forever, and a radical should be happy to go to paradise if it exists. That is exactly what happens in Code Name Sanford, Angelique Dawson goes on the attack.
Description: Spymaster extraordinaire, Angelique Dawson and her team are on a training mission to snatch a human target in Mozambique. She introduces her longtime bodyguard and later husband, former Police Special Forces Company Commander, Geoffrey Foxtrot, to her “Assassins,” a new para-military unit she commands. They are based on the US Army Ranger concept - secret agents trained to work with Special Forces - acting as independent active duty groups. Foxtrot is not enthralled, and neither is Angelique that advised against their creation. He learns that the Assassins were formed to protect terrorists, and some of them were trained in Iran, thus, radicalised enough to want to kill their first commander, Angelique Dawson, a woman that does not agree with their views. With the help of his friend, legendary Special Forces officer, Geelslang Peter Ndebele, they abduct the ringleader without the rest knowing. From the information received during interrogation, they go on the attack. The mission takes them all the way to the Okavango Delta in Botswana where they discover a barometric bomb on their aircraft, designed to assassinate Angelique if she lowers her altitude. Unable to land, Foxtrot and Angelique conduct a tandem parachute jump to safety. They team up with a French DGSE Team and ambush the prowling Assassin Team looking for the aircraft’s wreckage. And Angelique is very aware of her growing feelings for Foxtrot... If you wish to read about Covert and Special Forces Operations in sub-Saharan Africa, the GMJ Books are the place to start. You will learn about Special Forces techniques and military history not known outside the select few. Code Name Sanford is the ninth book in the popular GMJ Series.
In Code Name Devorah we deal with the use of armoured fighting vehicles in unconventional warfare scenarios. During my life, I spoke to many South African armour officers, a breed apart and to be avoided if possible. They proudly follow something between the Russian and Prussian outlook on war. The Russians see war as a science, a mathematical exercise. The Prussians see war as an art where instinct plays a large role, the commander must have a “feeling” for the battle. The South African Armour officers combined the two doctrines to fit their needs - they see logistics, by God, and then “elan” for lack of a better word to create a force multiplier or what the Yanks call the “Shock and Awe Principle.” They go in at tremendous force (the German Schwerpunkt) and without any known fear, hammering and overwhelming, destroying what they want to, leave nasty surprises behind (long-range artillery, airstrikes, Special Forces, booby traps) and then get out and God knows when they will be back except that they will be back if needs be. It is called destabilisation or pre-emptive strikes and it works very well in war. Have no doubt, they will always attack first and never hesitate. They studied the Israelis and everyone else in detail and they are aggressive to the point of insanity, hard-charging is not really the word to describe them... they came to end the fight... end of story. You can learn from them in how to use very little, reinforced battalions, not divisions, to achieve astonishing results, roaming around at will and working closely with crack infantry, air support and Special Forces. I would say that their battlefield successes came down to elan, leadership and training with an utter belief, a habit, of winning at any cost payable by the enemy. From a technical view, the South African armoured vehicles have twice the range of any comparable vehicle and all are landmine resistant from the beginning. They also have way higher top speeds because they are wheeled. That is by design and they have large water tanks for the crews, able to operate without long and vulnerable supply trains. For this theatre, they are perfect and many of the vehicles are copied worldwide by major armies because they are outstanding. In Code Name Devorah, I tried to bring the way armour is used in this sphere to life. But there is a twist, here the armour is used with spies and Special Forces, not conventional infantry, a unique concept in war.
Description: Foxtrot and Angelique Dawson are happily married and their twins now almost four years old. Foxtrot considers himself to be retired from Mayhem & Murder Inc. and Angelique still consults to DGSE (the French spies). However, peace is not their occupation, not with Angelique still active in the Great Game. Angelique’s sister-in-law, Devorah Arik, the Mossad Team Leader, returns in this book, having her own agenda. Angelique and her security team are shanghaied into helping Mossad out in Northern Somalia. The Antonov-124 they are on is intercepted and escorted to an abandoned airfield. Devorah wants to use their cargo for her own purposes, three Ratel Infantry Fighting Vehicles, two of which are of the 90-mm tank hunter variety. Both Geoffrey Foxtrot and Geelslang Peter Ndebele are experts in using such vehicles in combat and have done so before. Angelique too is not unskilled in armour warfare. They are soon clashing with two T-55 tanks and terrorists, shooting all the way. Then Angelique’s Command & Control C-130 Hercules is shot down. She jumps with her security team and twin toddlers Lise and Odette to safety and is trapped, surrounded by terrorists. Foxtrot and Geelslang turn the armour around to rescue them. If you wish to read about Covert and Special Forces Operations in sub-Saharan Africa, the GMJ Books are the place to start. You will learn about covert operations, Special Forces techniques and military history not known outside the select few. This is book 11 of the popular GMJ Series.
Here we deal with extracting an agent from a hostile environment which is no easy task. As background, when Rhodesia became Zimbabwe in 1980 the war did not stop. It carried on with many Zimbabwean Army incursions into neighbouring Mozambique to find and kill RENAMO fighters. RENAMO was an anti-communist movement created by the Rhodesians to destabilise Mozambique, a Marxist country at the time. When the Rhodesians became Zimbabweans and the enemy of their creation, RENAMO, South African Special Forces stepped up and valiantly supported anti-communist liberation movement. Foxtrot and Geelslang operated in 1987 in Manica Province, Mozambique, helping RENAMO against the communist regime in Maputo and clashing with the hard-charging Zimbabweans. During that mission, they spare the life of one Lieutenant Colonel Mark Sithole, lately of the Selous Scouts, Rhodesian Army and now a staff officer in the new Zimbabwean Army. Years later, this officer, by this time a lieutenant general and head of their Military Intelligence, must be rescued and extracted with his family. He asks for Geelslang Peter Ndebele, naming him explicitly, to assist with the coming defection attempt to MI6. MI6 asks Angelique Dawson, South African Secret Service Spymaster, for assistance as General Sithole will not work with anyone but Geelslang and Foxtrot whom he trusts for unknown reasons. Angelique, puzzled but willing to assist for her own reasons, turns towards Foxtrot and Geelslang to help her satisfy the strange request and to find out why General Sithole made the appeal to them. It is odd, Geelslang does not admire Shonas because of the Matabele Genocide where his wife’s family got wiped out and General Sithole is a Shona man. The mission is dangerous, to be captured means an agonising death and none of the participants is admired in Zimbabwe. A clash is looming, a shootout bound to take place sooner or later and even if they succeed in the initial removal of the source and his wife, chances are excellent that the Zimbabweans will follow them across the border into Mozambique. They will do whatever is needed to get General Sithole back. Nevertheless, Angelique Dawson was not born to fail. Foxtrot supports her and Geelslang lead his team into Zimbabwe to fetch Mrs Sithole.
Description: When Rhodesia became Zimbabwe in 1980 the war did not stop. It carried on in the with many Zimbabwean Army incursions into neighbouring Mozambique to find and kill RENAMO fighters. This was an anti-communist movement created by the Rhodesians to destabilise Mozambique, a Marxist country at the time. When the Rhodesians became Zimbabweans and the enemy of their creation, RENAMO, South African Special Forces stepped up and supported anti-communist liberation movement. We flashback in time to where Foxtrot and Geelslang operated in 1987 in Manica Province, Mozambique, helping RENAMO against the communist regime in Maputo and clashing with the hard-charging Zimbabweans. During that mission, they spare the life of one Lieutenant Colonel Mark Sithole, lately of the Selous Scouts, Rhodesian Army and now a staff officer in the new Zimbabwean Army. Years later, this officer, today head of their Military Intelligence, must be rescued and extracted with his family. He asks for Geelslang Peter Ndebele to assist with the coming defection attempt to MI6. MI6 asks Angelique Dawson for assistance as General Sithole will not work with anyone but Geelslang whom he trusts for unknown reasons. It is a classic undercover smuggling of a human source out of a hostile environment. Nevertheless, Angelique Dawson was not born to fail. Foxtrot supports her valiantly and Geelslang leads his team into Zimbabwe... If you wish to read about Covert and Special Forces Operations in sub-Saharan Africa, the GMJ Books are the place to start. You will learn about Special Forces techniques and military history not known outside the select few. Code Name Missa 72 is the 13th book in the popular GMJ Series.
Code Name Blue Tang is a startling book according to many including myself that could not believe what my research told me. For instance, the buzz words for the F-22 / F35 Programs is “BVR” or “Beyond Visual Range Missile Technology” - a dead-end street but one that is promoted by every “expert” you know about. We looked at history, BVR was used in war, in Africa of all places and discussed it, BVR is not rated as worth much but you can read why yourself. What shocked me more was that NATO never had air superiority in the 1980s because of stolen South African technology, the Kukri Helmet Aiming System, a system that introduced the look down / shoot down concept to air warfare. Without air superiority, you will lose any war, it is that simple and that crucial and NATO never had it although we certainly believed the myth. I had to wonder about the lies I once believed regarding the superiority of NATO weapon systems. What came out changed the way that many thought, me also, and directly lead to a later book, American Military Might – Debunked, where the QME or Qualitative Military Edge Doctrine so beloved by NATO is debunked as a myth. But even that was not the worse, I then realised that the intelligence intercepted and gathered at South African Missile Testing Ranges used by NATO Air Forces, are spread around the BRICS Nations including Russia and China. Then we discovered that the SAAF perfected a technique in using high flying stealthy drones in conjunction with multi role fighters as AEW (Air Early Warning). It is unashamedly a technical book. We look at the airborne gunnery systems, the 20mm caliber of the F-18 Super Hornet against the JAS 39 Gripen 27mm Mauser as well as John Boyd and Thomas Christie’s Energy-Manoeuvrability Theory (E-M Theory) of aerial combat. We saw how the F-16 and F-18 came to being against all what the Pentagon wanted and thank God for that. All wars start with air superiority, that starts here with SAAF Gripen JAS 39s taking on the US Navy’s F-18 Super Hornets. Who will win such a dogfight? We know the answer because of what happened at the Overberg Missile Testing Range in 2009. I realised once again that we should not underestimate what we don’t know. Lao Tzu, the Art of War, said: “There is no greater danger than underestimating your opponent.” It is as true today as it was when first written. South Africa is not a normal “African” country and currently leading the world with SRAAM technology in the Denel Dynamics V3E Agile Darter. A missile that is sold to your enemies if you are American. It is by any account the best SRAAM in the world, better than anything that the US or NATO can produce and the use of it described in Code Name Blue Tang.
Description: Spymaster extraordinaire, Angelique Dawson, invites her bodyguard and later husband and soul, Major Geoffrey Foxtrot, a former Special Forces Company Commander, to accompany her on a flying holiday but all is not as it seems. As she is flying down south towards Cape Town her aircraft malfunctions and she has to conduct an emergency landing. An attempted assassination? Most probably, peace is not her occupation and she is playing high stakes games. She is soon involved setting up a dogfight between Spanish Air Force F-18 Hornets and the new South African Air Force SAAB JAS 39 Gripen multi role fighter jets to test the Denel V3E Agile Darter short-range air-to-air missile (SRAAM). Mossad, the Israeli Agency, appear on the scene as well as MI6 in the form of Sir John McElroy, Foxtrot’s sworn enemy. All are interested in the dogfight for their own reasons and someone is trying to murder Angelique Dawson. We also discuss the history of the SAAF Mirage F1 in Angola. If you wish to read about Covert and Special Forces Operations in sub-Saharan Africa, the GMJ Books are the place to start. You will learn about covert operations, Special Forces techniques and military history not known outside the select few. This is Book 15 of the popular GMJ Series.
In Code Name Wrangler, we deal with CQB (Close Quarter Battle) and how to storm a hijacked aircraft to rescue the hostages. It is a subject that I know a great deal about and a story that I enjoyed writing more than almost any other GMJ Book because of that. It is also a book that is classified as standard reading material by many SWAT Units worldwide and no doubt will save souls one day. So, you may be sure that what you are about to read is 100% technically correct. Ironically, storming an aircraft to rescue hostages is bread and butter work for Special Forces. It was done in history successfully dozens of times. We look in great detail at other rescue attempts in Code Name Wrangler. Military history is what we enjoy most and therefore the successful Entebbe Raid, the Lufthansa Mogadishu Rescue and ill-fated Operation Eagle Claw (Tehran Embassy) as well as the Munich Olympics, both massive failures, are studied to learn from the mistakes. A few hostages died during the rescues but so did the terrorists, that is one of the points I tried to highlight. If you are a terrorist and reading here by some ill fortune - please note something – your chances of surviving a rescue is just about zero. We don’t aim to wound during such times or any other time. We aim to kill you in the shortest time possible known to man and we know exactly how to do so. Death is instantaneous by design. Even the type of bullets used and discussed in this book is designed with only one purpose, to kill human beings efficiently. You will also find out what the words “double tap” really means in my world. You are warned, try me and see what happens. Paradise, if it exists, awaits the foolish. For obvious security reasons, none of the rescue methods revealed here will not be known already, I made very sure of that. But, and this is important, the way that secret agents are involved with Special Forces during rescues is not generally known. Especially technical services supplied by the spies are used extensively. Before an aircraft is stormed, any rescue, unless on Immediate Action Drills, the knights know exactly what the terrorist looks like. Where he is, what weapons and explosives he has available and what his likely reaction would be. This is not by chance, it is by design. And then there are the snipers, waiting patiently for the order to make an end, and the order will arrive.
Description: Spymaster extraordinaire, Angelique Dawson is leading and commanding a hostage rescue mission. A C-130 Hercules aircraft is taken over by eco-terrorists threatening to release dangerous snakes and killing the hostages if any rescue attempt is made or the demands not met. The C-130 is standing on an apron on Indian Ocean island of Madagascar, the snakes, if they escape, will devastate the ecological environment as well as the locals. She calls in South African Army Special Forces to assist her and her team, consisting of her later husband, former Police Special Forces Company Commander, Geoffrey Foxtrot and his mate, former Police Special Forces Captain Geelslang Peter Ndebele, a legendary officer. Angelique is facing other problems. She has a female agent, Blondie, on the aircraft. A woman that infiltrated the terrorist group and must be rescued or somehow removed from the aircraft without the rest of the terrorists understanding what is happening, during or before the rescue. This aspect is giving Foxtrot, desperately trying to keep Angelique safe, reason to worry. He knows that Angelique Dawson will make an end and a violent end at that. There will not be long protracted negotiations, at some stage, she will give the order to attack and want to lead that attack... If you wish to read about Covert and Special Forces Operations in Sub-Saharan Africa, the GMJ Books are the place to start. You will learn about covert operations, Special Forces techniques and military history not known outside the select few. Code Name Wrangler is book 17 of the popular GMJ Series.
In Code Name Bella Dawn, we deal with money and in particular gold being used as a weapon of war. After all, South Africa has 74% of the world’s gold reserves. It is a much more interesting topic than first realised. Like many others, I was concerned about “perpetual small wars” that benefits only the Merchants of Death and causing tremendous problems for the future generations. We love history in GMJ Books, we always go back in time to see what we can learn, and I made a few interesting discoveries. Did you know, for instance, that when Adolf Hitler seized Czechoslovakia he also got hold of their gold reserves and not only their tanks (excellent for the time - they formed a significant part of General Heinz Guderian’s victorious panzer divisions in 1940) and formidable weapons industry? Yet, the gold bullion so stolen was in London, not in Czechoslovakia. The gold was kept in London to safeguard it against abuse. In later years, West Germany did the same. After the 1940 defeats, all of the UK’s and the British Empire’s wealth including gold reserves went to Canada for safekeeping. A large portion of France’s gold bullion was already kept on a small island in the West Indies (some say St Martinique) out of Hitler’s reach and kept hostage there by the watching Royal Navy. Thus, you may say that the politicians of the day well knew the value of gold as a weapon of war or they would not have taken the above measures. Yet, Sir Montagu Norman, the Governor of the Bank of England, released all the Czechoslovakian gold to Nazi Germany on request. Winston S Churchill spoke out, bitterly but alone. In today’s money (2016, when this book was published first), that gold was worth just over 100-million-pound Sterling. You may be sure that many British and Commonwealth soldiers died because of this. Code Name Bella Dawn is full of such historical examples to enjoy. Our conclusion is most definitive that money can be used as a weapon of war. We see it today with “blood diamonds” being used to fuel wars – something we deal with in a later book, Code Name Dawn. Currently, the fact that no Western country, not the USA, not the UK, not one, has the gold reserves to back their currencies and are totally overextended with loans to China, should worry you. This will be abused in any future war. What is also fascinating is that there are only two countries buying gold physically and at enormous quantities, China and Russia. We also know that since the 1990s China has been buying silver mines in Africa, a place where they are rapidly replacing America and often warned about in GMJ Books.
Description: Spymaster extraordinaire, Angelique Dawson and her team uncovered a plot involving an unholy alliance between white supremacists and Muslim radicals. Oddly, the Muslim radicals are protected by counter-espionage intelligence officials inside South Africa. It is clear that the white supremacists somehow found the lost Transvaal Republic’s Kruger millions. They are using the gold to pay for weapons and training. She tracks them down to an isolated game ranch right on the edge of the Zimbabwean border with South Africa, a place that is being used as an entrance point by the radicals, coming and going unofficially. Against her future husband and longtime bodyguard, former Police Special Forces Company Commander, Geoffrey Foxtrot’s, advice, Angelique infiltrates the place and is captured with Foxtrot. The white supremacists threaten to hand her over to the Zimbabweans, a sure and slow death by torture awaits them if they cannot escape. Angelique makes one of the best speeches of her life regarding right-wing terrorism in South Africa, one that should be read. If you wish to read about Covert and Special Forces Operations in sub-Saharan Africa, the GMJ Books are the place to start. You will learn about Special Forces techniques and military history not known outside the select few. Code Name Bella Dawn is the nineteenth book of the popular GMJ Series.
In this book, we deal with criminal drug laboratories being used to create weapons of mass destruction in the form of biological and bacterial weapons on behalf of terrorists. Have no doubt, such weapons will be used if a terrorist gets hold of them. They did so before in history, the Tokyo Sarin gas attack in 1994 comes to mind. A week after this book was published, the mainstream reports came out of just such laboratories being found in Africa and destroyed. I am not surprised, it happens often that what is revealed in GMJ Books are later confirmed by the media. The books are, after all, based on reality and facts that you are welcome to research.
Code Name Celery 50 follows directly on Code Name Green 41 and together with that book is known to us as the “Lucy Books.” In Code Name Green 41, we first met “Lucy the Lunatic,” Angelique’s troubled counter-terrorism agent that was captured by the enemy. Ours is a harsh world, if captured, you will be made to regret that you were born, especially if female and attractive. Every kind of sexual and physical abuse will take place and did take place, she was abused most horribly before she escaped (a story in itself but not revealed for security reasons). Lucy was then confined to a place of safety by the psychologists only to be rescued again by Angelique and returned to duty too soon but for her own sanity. Lucy, I can tell you, was not doing well in the asylum and has an intense dislike in everything psychiatry since then. Sometimes, not often, the captured agent gets a chance to take revenge and do so with great relish. In Code Name Celery 50, although not the main theme of the story, that happens. Lucy gets hold of her tormentor and you can read the rest yourself, she is not about to let bygones be bygones. She reacts with predictable violence herself. Because of the “Lucy Books” the medical condition she suffers from, known as PNES, is now better understood by many readers. Please note that everything you are about to read in GMJ Books about Angelique’s troubled agent “Lucy”- she features in many missions - is true. She needs your prayers more than ever and all are welcomed. Her wars did not end in her mind, she is still fighting her demons. If you have any messages of encouragement for Lucy, I will gladly relay them for you.
Description: Spymaster extraordinaire, Angelique Dawson and her team are after an African warlord that captured and tortured one of her agents, Lucy, and is flooding the market with drugs to destabilise UN Peacekeeping Forces as well as South Africa itself. Angelique already destroyed his smuggling routes and sank his drug carrying barge, the Inyosi Ubusi, on Lake Malawi during Code Name Green 41 (GMJ 20). Now she is turning her attention to him personally. She is going after him as only she can by using every dirty trick in the book and a few more no one ever heard about. She is destroying his drug fields by spraying them with a toxic agent, blowing his warehouses, laboratories, and ultimately hands him over to Lucy to claim revenge, as is her right. Angelique’s Mossad colleagues get involved when she discovers that the warlord’s drug laboratory is being used for biological warfare purposes, making the mission more complex than usual. The narrator, Angelique’s later husband and soul, now her bodyguard and ground commander, former Police Special Forces Company Commander, Geoffrey Foxtrot, has his hands full protecting her as she flies mission after mission in the darkness of night with a converted four engine Armstrong Whitworth Argosy, a twin-boom British post-war military transport, spraying the drug fields, marked by her agents on the ground. If you wish to read about Covert and Special Forces Operations in sub-Saharan Africa, the GMJ Books are the place to start. You will learn about covert operations, Special Forces techniques and military history not known outside the select few. Code Name Celery 50 is the twenty-first book of the popular GMJ Series.
In Code Name Butterfly we deal with sniping, something which is often in the media these days. There is, however, a bizarre misconception in the US that police snipers are less trained, less deadly and shoot at much shorter distances. That may be true with Sheriff Departments where SWAT is seen as the ultimate but down here we don’t rate US Police SWAT highly. To be clear, not one US-based SWAT Team is rated by us as true Special Forces, they are seen as low percentage units and barely able to deal with violent criminals. In this country, South Africa, and many others, the snipers are all true Special Forces rated. They made a Selection that is rated above that of the US Navy SEALs and the Green Berets as well as the British Special Air Service in failure rates (never less than 90% failure – in 40 years, 481 men made Special Forces out of 100,000 that tried). You may take for granted, the snipers here will be every bit as good as those from the better-known units which is the whole point of the GMJ Series, I am striving to educate in what is not generally known. To make readers understand that we must get away from the “OMG it is Patton or Montgomery Syndrome” and realise that your enemy must be respected. Overconfidence is a killer of the innocent in war. In this book, I am explaining to you how counter snipers are used protecting a president. I am also revealing a method utterly unique to South African Special Forces, to backtrack a laser range finder by using maths and computers and doing so in seconds, thereby giving the counter snipers a fair chance of obtaining a first kill and destroying the threat. No other Special Forces Unit in the world has this capability. We likewise look at the technical details in shooting at long ranges, introducing you to the Truvelo Armouries sniper rifles, rated above what NATO have in stock. Lastly, we explain why the US Secret Service’s counter-attack method known as “Rush” or “Close with and Destroy” will not work in this theatre, they will die if they try that against anyone but a lone wolf idiot. Code Name Butterfly is for those loving shooting and wishing to learn more.
Description: Spymaster extraordinaire, Angelique Dawson and her team intercepted a death threat against the South African President. He is to be shot dead by an enemy Special Forces sniper team during a forthcoming conference in Cape Town. As the local head of counter-terrorism, she must counter the assassination attempt, saving the President if possible, since he is not about to cancel conferences because of a threat, even if a serious one. She turns to her ground commander and later husband, former Police Special Forces Company Commander, Geoffrey Foxtrot and his best friend, Geelslang Peter Ndebele, for assistance. They soon realise that the real target may well be Angelique Dawson herself. They suspect that the satellite intercept may be part of a larger deception scheme to get her at a certain place at a certain time, a classic ambush scenario. Yet, Angelique is not going to walk away from a challenge but face it and the enemy snipers head on. She has her own ideas on what to do, wanting to prove her point that she can outshoot and outwit any man. Thus, the counter-sniper teams surround her, watching and waiting for her to be pinged by an enemy laser rangefinder. Once that happens, she has mere seconds to get to safety and or her counter-snipers to shoot first, killing their opposites before they can kill Angelique or the President or both. A highly technical story on how enemy snipers go about their business and how they are countered by the intelligence community backed up by Special Forces counter-sniper teams. If you wish to read about Covert and Special Forces Operations in sub-Saharan Africa, the GMJ Books are the place to start. You will learn about Special Forces techniques and military history not known outside the select few. Code Name Butterfly is the twenty-third book of the popular GMJ Series.
In Code Name Mel’s Choice, we take a hard look on how to destabilise a neighbouring country. There are many ways to do so but the best is to create internal strife and support one side against the other. If you can then start a civil war and your side wins, you have succeeded, in NATO terms that is called “Regime Change” and highly illegal under international law. But even if you cannot start a proper war, the internal strife is also good news, your enemy has to turn within to sort its problems out and then is a lesser threat to you or so the theory goes – it is highly debatable because you may then end up with something like ISIS, a home goal of US foreign policies if ever. But still, this is bread and butter work for spy agencies. If you think this does not happen in real life, think again. In history, we think of the CIA efforts in Afghanistan, against the Soviets in the 1980s giving rise to the Taliban and the horrors that followed. Why we were so surprised when in the 1990s the CIA started bragging about their destabilising attempts even on democratically elected governments, more than 60 at the last count, I don’t know. At the end of the day, the question you must ask yourself is not what the CIA and others, they were by no means alone, did, but on whose orders? If the President is not involved, then it is a rogue mission and a dangerous one. As I said, you never know what will happen when you succeed, you may even get worse or create a bigger mess. Perhaps the rogue missions are not so unexpected either and very human. When you first become part of the Great Game, it is magic. You are surrounded by living legends. You heard the rumours and now suddenly you are part of something so secretive, so different and so dangerous that you feel honoured. I say this with some pride despite what happened in 2012 (Code Name VFO565, Angelique’s detention and defection), the South African Secret Service too had magic and the events in Code Name Mel’s Choice demonstrates why I say so. We will read here how to smuggle in weapons and other aid to rebel movements covertly and with much denial from the official organs of State. Yet, it happened.
Description: Spymaster extraordinaire Angelique Dawson and her team are covertly flying in weapons & ordnance to dissidents in Zimbabwe. They are using a refurbished C-130 Hercules in Rhodesian Air Force camouflage (the Rhodesians never had a C-130 in service) as well as an old Dakota DC-3 (C-47) called “Mel’s Choice.” The airdrop missions are risky, the Zimbabwean MiG-21s are prowling and looking for the clandestine flights, aiming to shoot the aircraft down and capture Angelique Dawson. If so, she will die a horrible death. Much to her longtime bodyguard and later husband, former Police Special Forces Company Commander, Geoffrey Foxtrot’s, chagrin, she is knowingly heading into a trap. Every indication is that she is flying towards misfortune and exposing herself, her aircrew and aircraft into danger. At some stage, she will meet up with either the MiGs or ground-based anti-aircraft fire, yet she does not care, dismissing Foxtrot’s concerns indifferently. The cargo planes are ill-equipped to escape such an encounter. There must be more behind her actions and is, she is running another operation. She drops South African Army Special Forces Teams into East Mashonaland, Zimbabwe, to look for a new Chinese Air Base, the largest one in Africa. Her airdrop flights are a diversion and then she takes off with the old Dakota, Mel’s Choice, on a doomed flight. Foxtrot’s best friend, Geelslang Peter Ndebele, the legendary Special Forces officer, acting as co-pilot. They are ambushed by ack-ack and the MiGs... If you wish to read about Covert and Special Forces Operations in sub-Saharan Africa, the GMJ Books are the place to start. You will learn about Special Forces techniques and military history not known outside the select few. Code Name Mel’s Choice is the twenty-fifth book of the popular GMJ Series.
In this book, we take a hard look at the way secret agents combine with conventional and Special Forces at times, in this case, self-propelled artillery and mobile rocket launchers and causing mayhem to their enemies. Spy games are not always the cloak and dagger as depicted by Hollywood, the attack may well be in the form of heavy shells and rockets accurately raining down. In Code Name Anika I show you how such an artillery strike is set up by using the South African designed G-6 howitzer, a tremendously effective self-propelled 155 mm or 6.1-inch weapon able to shoot accurately up to 43 miles away. That is twice what any other comparable system can shoot at and the 46,000-pound armoured vehicle likewise has twice the fuel range of any other system. Then the G-6 is fast, twice as fast, being wheeled, not tracked as any other system in that category but you can read the details yourself in the book. Here the G-6 howitzer system is backed up by two 127 mm Valkiri MLRS platforms. Just as deadly and just as mobile, again, twice the fuel range than any other comparable system has and deadly. I found with my books that there is a great lack of knowledge on any weapon system not designed and deployed operationally by the US or NATO and even Russia. In this respect you would do well to read GMJ 35, American Military Might – Debunked. South Africa is leading the world in many military spheres, not your normal “African” country at all. These weapon systems and other advanced ones are being sold to places like China, Russia, Iran and others. In fact, to the traditional enemies of the West and that is not by chance either. It should worry you.
Description: Spymaster extraordinaire, Angelique Dawson and her people are setting a trap for Zimbabwean Army Forces chasing a four-man South African Army Special Forces Team towards western Mozambique. They deliberately betrayed their patrol on her instructions in order to lead their pursuers into a deadly ambush. Angelique wants to destroy the Zimbabwean Army Unit (company sized) in a carefully crafted ambush by using heavy artillery in the form of a G-6 howitzer self-propelled 155 mm or 6.1-inch system backed up by two 127 mm MLRS (Multiple Launch Rocket System) Valkiri vehicles. The airburst shells and rockets must explode simultaneously on the Zimbabweans to be effective. At the same time, the running South African Army Special Forces Team with the legendary former Special Forces officer, Geelslang Peter Ndebele as liaison officer for Angelique, must be far enough away and under shelter to survive the incoming artillery strike. Angelique’s ground commander and later husband, former Police Special Forces Major Geoffrey Foxtrot needs to get everything in place first, then calling the artillery strike at the right time and place as Geelslang leads them closer. Any mistake will lead to friendly casualties that cannot be afforded. Angelique is also up to other things, not explaining much to a very concerned Foxtrot. She is flying a Super Frelon helicopter to launch a separate rescue mission for a captured agent inside Zimbabwe, a place where she is wanted dead or alive and if captured, tortured to death. Foxtrot is worried about the hostile air cover they face. Zimbabwean Aérospatiale Alouette gunships are above the chasers, trying to corner the running Special Forces Team in the classic Rhodesian Fire Forces Principle used so often during the Bush Wars. The helicopters too need to be shot down before they find the hidden artillery waiting for them in ambush. He decides to take them out with Chinese MANPAD missiles manned by Angelique and her troubled agent, Lucy the Lunatic. They have one shot each. If you wish to read about Covert and Special Forces Operations in sub-Saharan Africa, the GMJ Books are the place to start. You will learn about covert operations, Special Forces techniques and military history not known outside the select few. Code Name Anika is book 27 of the popular GMJ Series.
In Code Name Moonlight, we take a hard look at counter-espionage and not our usual subjects, counterterrorism and espionage. It is seldom that you find someone liking both fields, the two groups don’t mix well. Angelique Dawson, when she inherited the counter-espionage desk (like a department), was not overly impressed. She is at heart a spy, not a counter-espionage operator. But what Angelique likes most in life, professionally wise, is to prove that a woman is as good as if not better than any man and when playing chess with human lives, the game of spymasters, she is the best in the business. There are also standing death warrants in our world - you see someone on it - you will take the shot and make an end, no questions asked unless you did not take the shot. The modern Western Agencies pride themselves in that they don’t do “wet work” as the KGB referred to it, that too is just so much nonsense. If you target a fellow for death, and Special Forces find that fellow and “paints” his house for an airstrike, it is “wet work” since the results are the same as if walking to him and shooting him numerous times at close range (the old Mossad way). The rules are clear, if you can get close to a designated target, then you do so. Here we see how two enemy agents look like they may be defecting and then turn deadly.
I furthermore wanted to show you how an intelligence gathering vessel may meet clandestinely with agents. It happens even on the US coasts. A submarine may be used but that is dangerous for many reasons - the submarine is a major asset. The Admirals are not amused when asked to help the spies out. The other problem is political. Whereas a spy gathering vessel, a converted trawler or whatever, can be denied, a warship cannot be. Spy vessels are seldom attacked directly and never by warships, if attacked, it will be done by other means or a conventional war may break out. Angelique Dawson finds out that a clandestine rendezvous is about to take place and she wants the spy vessel captured in the act. But there may be a double bluff ongoing, she is the real target and she ends fighting for her life in a vicious naval gun battle.
Description: Spymaster extraordinaire, Angelique Dawson and her team are in Zululand, South Africa, close to Hole-In-The-Wall, a well-known landmark. She heard that a clandestine meeting is about to take place between an intelligence gathering vessel of unknown origin and enemy agents, trying to smuggle someone or something out of the country. She decides to capture the enemy vessel and find out more, but she is heading into a trap. The enemy agents are setting the rendezvous up via broken communication lines to expose a friendly agent inside their ranks, one reporting to Angelique. They are also after Angelique herself, she has an automatic death warrant against her. If the two groups meet, much violence will follow. Her longtime bodyguard and later husband, former Police Special Forces Company Commander, Geoffrey Foxtrot is doing his best to keep Angelique safe, but she is her usual “otherwise” self. With the help of his best friend, legendary Special Forces officer, Geelslang Peter Ndebele, they set up an ambush for the enemy vessel coming. They use the MV Triggerfish, a smallish civilian vessel, for the ambush. However, the enemy vessel opens up first when they find her, she is well armed but so is the Triggerfish with three batteries of ZPU-4 heavy machine guns. A naval gun battle of note commences as Triggerfish replies in kind. But then the foreign intelligence vessel is torpedoed by someone just as Angelique is about to board her, destroying the evidence. She is much less than amused and reacts predictably. If you wish to read about Covert and Special Forces Operations in sub-Saharan Africa, the GMJ Books are the place to start. You will learn about Special Forces techniques and military history not known outside the select few. Code Name Moonlight is the 29th book of the popular GMJ Series.
It was Winston S Churchill that stood out as the statesman that understood naval power more than anyone else. In all his books he has the same message. The navy is what keeps enemy soldiers away from the mainland. Nothing has changed, without the US Navy, mainland USA is under severe threat of not only blockade but of invasion by a foreign army, i.e. the Chinese one. The rise of the Chinese Navy and the brutally frank political analyses in this book should worry you, they are moving in relentlessly, cutting your sea routes as explained in many GMJ Books. In Code Name Ghost we take a hard look at the shocking vulnerabilities of the West regarding naval warfare. If you think that an aircraft carrier cannot be sunk, think again. There are many instances in training exercises where an aircraft carrier was “sunk” by submarines. In South African waters, the SAS Manthatisi, a Type 209 diesel-electric, “sunk” an entire NATO squadron and the target they were protecting. That was during Exercise Amazolo in 2008. The unexpected result sent shockwaves across the naval world. Fact is, the German-built Type 209 diesel-electric submarines are so quiet that they cannot be tracked by nuclear boats. Conversely, they can track nuclear attack and missile boats and they do. According to reports I have, the Royal Navy tried twice to find the South African Type 209s and the Type 209s gained firing solutions on them first and kept it.
Here we look at maritime intelligence gathering using ultra-quiet diesel-electric submarines to penetrate harbour & coastal defences. Many Westerners do not know that the South African Navy, small but highly efficient with modern warships and ultra-quiet diesel-electric Type 209 submarines, is closely modelled on the Royal Navy. They use the same ranks, the same traditions and have the same outlook on warfare. Here I explain how the South African submarines are used offensively and defensively. They are not in any way, shape or form ceremonial only. They are deadly weapons of war, heavily armed, and manned by outstanding officers and crews. Since 1969, almost 50 years when Code Name Ghost was first published, only 1,050 submariners qualified for service. They are an exceptionally elite group in already an elite Service. The South African submarines are around, God knows where since they are seldom to never tracked and they are very capable of working with Special Forces and secret agents. That is what I highlight in this book, their capabilities are world-class.
Description: Angelique Dawson, South African Secret Service spymaster extraordinaire and her team are about to enter Walvis Bay, a small harbour town in Namibia being rebuilt by the Chinese into a major naval base. They are using an ultra-quiet South African Navy Type 209 diesel-electric and they want to see if it is possible to do so without being discovered. It is a dangerous mission, they know that two other NATO submarines, nuclear attack boats, failed before them. Penetrating the bay will not be easy. There are a suspected underwater minefield and SOSUS line waiting as well as two enemy attack submarines, one Russian and one Chinese, around. Besides all this, she suspects that an enemy agent inside Naval HQ in Pretoria already betrayed the mission. She also wishes to recover evidence of a Nazi spy ring operating during World War Two in South Africa, the so-called Werz Papers, buried in the Namib Desert. To get to the papers she must land covertly with her later husband and soul, Geoffrey Foxtrot, and make her way overland. In addition, she is planning something else, so bizarre, that she is not telling the narrator, Foxtrot until it is too late to stop her. If you wish to read about Covert and Special Forces Operations in sub-Saharan Africa, the GMJ Books are the place to start. You will learn about covert operations, Special Forces techniques and military history not known outside the select few. Code Name Ghost is the 31st book of the popular GMJ Series.
Very few Westerners understand how far advanced South Africa was and still is in military technology. For instance, the entire US MRAP vehicle program is based on 1975 South African technology. The list is endless and superficially dealt with in the GMJ Intelligence Briefings. In Code Name Alphabet 32, I introduce the reader to yet another South African miracle of technology, the air-to-ground & surface-to-surface Mokopa anti-tank missile. The Mokopa outperforms the better-known US Hellfire in every possible way which is described in this book - it is faster, more accurate, penetrates 50% more armour and can be fitted with a variety of warheads making it an outstanding force multiplier. This missile is sold to the enemies of NATO and the US. Historically, it was created when the US under Bill Clinton refused to sell the Hellfire to South Africa. I made sure to take you through the tactical doctrine of firing a Mokopa in real-world conditions, to show you how it is done. We look at surgical strike capability, something that NATO claim to have but don’t. Intelligence reports show us that US drone strikes will miss their intended targets 96.5% of the time. This is the most pathetic counterterrorism record in the history of warfare. And it is so pathetic because of a lack of intelligence in what to attack. The result? Suicide bombs exploding in Western cities and destabilised countries creating even more terrorists. Yet, terrorists can be taken out by spies and Special Forces if you know where they are. In Code Name Alphabet 32, I show you how such strikes should be done.
In the background, although not the main story, we look at date rape as the drugs are frequently used during espionage. We look at the symptoms, the treatment and general behaviour of the victim over a period of days so that you would be able to recognise what is happening and save the poor victim of rape and worse. I further had a hard look at Allied war crimes during World War Two. A thoroughly distasteful research effort and came across the disgusting administrative method used by the UN today to cover for child & other sexual abuse by UN soldiers wherever they are to be found. To be sure, that method is disclosed in this book and others. It is shocking.
Description: Spymaster extraordinaire, Angelique Dawson and her team are in the Lesotho Highlands, an independent former British Colony situated in the Maluti Mountains, surrounded by South Africa. They are operating in winter conditions – snowy blizzards. She is investigating if the famous Katse Dam can be sabotaged by terrorists (it can be) as well as worrying rumours of a new cadre of terrorist leaders being trained by Zimbabwean CIO affiliates to form a new terrorist group based on ethnic lines to destabilise the new South Africa. On the way to the operating area, Angelique is contaminated with GHB and Ketamine, date rape drugs. No one knows if it is to snatch and kill her or merely by chance. She is protected by her bodyguard and later husband, Geoffrey Foxtrot and his friend, legendary Special Forces officer, Geelslang Peter Ndebele. They smuggle her to safety, but the drugs are affecting her judgment when she can least afford to be less than her usual self. She must decide whether to launch a preventative airstrike on the dissidents’ camp using South African Air Force Rooivalk attack helicopters or not. The missiles to be used in the coming strike are the Mokopa, a deadly anti-tank missile system fitted with thermobaric warheads. This is no time to make an error of judgment as they will flatten whatever they are launched at. Current Special Forces members parachute in to assist. If you wish to read about Covert and Special Forces Operations in sub-Saharan Africa, the GMJ Books are the place to start. You will learn about covert operations, Special Forces techniques and military history not known outside the select few. Code Name Alphabet 32 is the 33d book of the popular GMJ Series.
“We are decimating ISIS in the Middle East. What’s happening is, they’ll go to parts of Africa, they’ll go to other places. When they get there, we meet them. It’s a dangerous business. It’s a tough war. We’re beating ISIS very badly.” Donald J Trump, US President, October 2017
The above is exactly what the author was warning about since 2014 when the first GMJ Book, Code Name VFO565 was published. The radicals are moving into Africa. Mossad is the kings in the Middle East, chasing them away. The South African Secret Service controls sub-Saharan Africa. Within the above two spheres, you will find 80% of the radicals. The rest are hiding in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Wherever the War on Terror is being won the threat moves away and mostly into Africa - the new battleground. Don’t think for one moment that the fighting will be easy. Africa is like no other theatre in the world, nothing like what you have seen before and what the GMJ Books are about, how to operate successfully in Africa. But what do you do when that what you believe most in - the Qualitative Military Edge Doctrine - is known to be a myth?
Description: This book is a painful read for those believing that victory is a certainty and that the good guys will always win. For decades the US and NATO depended on the “QME” or “Qualitative Military Edge Doctrine” to ensure victory. What the doctrine comes down to is that the Western Militaries have better technology and better training and because of this, they will have the edge against any numerically superior enemy, i.e. Russia, China. That is the myth that is repeated constantly in the mainstream media and everywhere else, seen as facts and based on this myth, miracles are expected. But there is no technical advantage anymore. The rest of the world overtook the US and NATO in many military (and important) spheres as described in this book. Wild and out of control spending on inflated military budgets are also held as the holy grail to victory: “We are outspending everyone else by a very large margin, several times, hence, we must win.” This is nonsense in real life. What are you getting for the money handed out by the taxpayer? The Pentagon does not even know where the money goes to. The QME does not exist anymore and this book exposes it to be historically false by quoting from previous GMJ Books where the myth is exposed. NATO, for instance, never had air superiority in Europe during the 1980s. A sober look at what is really going on behind the fabrications of the US Merchants of Death. A book for those interested in military history and expert contemporary political analysis available to few without high-security clearances. The statistics stated inside may be researched and should be researched by you. A book that will confirm what is whispered by concerned citizens. American Military Might - Debunked is the 35th book in the GMJ Series and not fiction.
Review: “If you've ever wanted an honest, objective analysis by someone with the knowledge and interest to do it well, yet with no political agenda to promote then your ship has just come in. The writer is well versed in military matters with years of practical experience with "boots on the ground". A proud Afrikaner, he is none the less a true friend of the American Republic and provides information here you won't get from the left or right-wing media, your congress critter, and certainly not the defense contractors raking in their billions of dollars while offering lucrative employment opportunities to former military/civilian leaders who have proved "helpful". Think of this as getting a third opinion from an imminently qualified physician who specializes in your area of need, but with nothing to gain or lose either way. What you read may be frightening, upsetting, even offensive. Most straight talk between close friends about a problem often is. But remember, no matter what other voices may say about this book the one thing they can't say is "It isn't true.”
In Code Name Dawn, we look at finding an enemy aircraft and shooting it down when found. That is not as easy as it sounds when done in Africa where radar coverage is not good and where at least some official deniability is desired. The South African Air Force (SAAF) had a very secretive EW (Electronic Warfare) effort going during the South African Border War. They were flying DC-4s and Skymasters, the military version of the civilian DC-4. One of these aircraft, number 6902 is to be found at the SAAF Museum at Swartkop AFB, Pretoria and on the cover of this book. Her sister, 6901, was once known as “Spook” (Afrikaans for “Ghost”) and used for electronic reconnaissance, she plays a fictional role here to find the target. I long wanted to explain how an aircraft, in this book an old Mi-8 helicopter, is intercepted, the spies playing a major role in the operation. We go back into history and see what happened before. That is how we learn from the past. We look at Operation Vengeance, that is where in 1943, USAAF P38Gs got Japanese Admiral Yamamoto, the man behind the Pearl Harbour Attack. We look at the trap laid by USAF fighter ace, BG Robin Olds on the North Vietnamese Air Force MiGs in 1967. In both cases, the use of spies and code-breaking played a vital role as did EW. Closer to home, in 1960, UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld died when his aircraft, a DC-6, crashed at Ndola, then Northern Rhodesia and now Zambia. He was on his way to have peace talks with Moise Tshombe, the pro-Western Anti-Communist Prime Minister of the newly declared Republic of Katanga. This accident (some believe that Mr Hammarskjöld was shot down, we deal with that theory in detail in this book) changed history for the worse. As long as Hammarskjöld was alive and UN Secretary-General, the UN did not intervene in a member country’s internal affairs as the UN Charter prohibits such interventions. But once Hammarskjöld died, everything changed. Since that time, UN-backed operations caused untold harm as “Regime Change” became the new motto for the major countries. What was done to Katanga under UN auspices is beyond disgusting and all due to Hammarskjöld’s death. The war crimes committed in Katanga by the “first UN Air Force” are also highlighted in this book. I hope that you enjoy reading Code Name Dawn. My books are meant to educate my readers and I want them read. If you wish to read my other books and cannot afford them, contact me and I will help you out within reason.
Description: Spymaster extraordinaire, Angelique Dawson is making her way north in Mozambique, flying an old Douglas Skymaster, once known as “Spook” in the South African Air Force, a discarded electronic warfare aircraft used by 44 Squadron. She is not explaining much to her future husband and former Police Special Forces Company Commander, Geoffrey Foxtrot, the narrator, trying to keep her safe. They jump per parachute from the Skymaster to take possession of a fighter aircraft, a twin seater Northrop F-5T, to shoot down a Mi-8 medium transport helicopter in southern Congo. This happens close to Ndola, Zambia, the same place where UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld died when his aircraft, a DC-6, crashed in 1960. Something goes wrong with Foxtrot’s parachute during the parachute descent and Angelique intervenes, almost killing herself. When they finally reach the target, the Mi-8 helicopter is escorted by a Mi-24 Hind D gunship. Angelique, a superb fighter pilot, presses the attack home and flies into the trap as the Hind D valiantly defends itself and the Mi-8 by using a technique designed to down fighter aircraft, a combat technique that Angelique Dawson never heard about... If you wish to read about Covert and Special Forces Operations in sub-Saharan Africa, the GMJ Books are the place to start. You will learn about covert operations, Special Forces techniques and military history not known outside the select few. Code Name Dawn is the 37th book of the popular GMJ Series.
In Code Name Angelique we look at military gliders. When the subject was first broached I thought that idea was insane. Gliders were last used in 1965 when the Soviet Union got rid of theirs. But who among military history lovers do not recall the 1944 D-Day Allied glider landings? The German attack on Crete the year before, 1943? As I examined the concept, I quickly realised that gliders can either be conventional or unconventional in use – the 1940 attack on the Belgian fort Eben Emael that opened the way for the German infantry, done by assault pioneers delivered in gliders. Then the rescue of Benito Mussolini, gliders, Special Operations. The March 1944 attack on Marshal Tito’s headquarters, gliders, Special Operations. In the Great Game, the November 1942 attacks on the Norwegian Vemork Norsk Hydro chemical plant in Telemark “heavy water” plant. The examples in history of gliders being used in war were numerous and yet today if you say that military gliders have a role to play in Special Operations, most would smirk and ask about air assault, helicopters, fast roping, abseiling and so forth. There are problems with conventional air assault in counterterrorism operations where the helicopters fly in, drop the men, and fetch them later (note, not conventional war, another subject, Special Operations). The helicopters make a tremendous noise, so much so that modern infiltration techniques changed. It is not the Black Hawk Down scenario necessarily anymore, in many operations the Special Forces Detachment walks in, not flies in, to gain some surprise. Secondly, radar. Trust me, there is no such thing as a stealth helicopter. The terrorist hears the helicopters, he kills the hostages or sounds the alarm and you fly into an ambush. Air assault used to work, will work again, gliders will never replace helicopters, but air assault also fails more often than not. In contrast, a large composite glider filled with 35 operators is able to land right on top of the compound and silently so. (That is Boeing Chinook and the Russian Mil Mi-26 territory, the comparisons in the book, astonished me.) The surprise factor, the lack of radar signature, and the “Schwerpunkt Principle” is deadly against any unsuspecting terrorist. The return of the military glider is revolutionary, thought out by Angelique Dawson and thoroughly tested in 2010 as described in this book.
Description: Spymaster extraordinaire, Angelique Dawson and her team are at the Ukuthula Ranch runway in Northern Mozambique. She has a 51-year-old Soviet Era Yak-14 military glider combined with a tug, an even older Lisunov Li-2 (the license-built Soviet DC-3 / C-47) to test an exciting new application to use military gliders in modern Special Operations. There are many positives to the concept, the Yak-14 is silent on approach, not visible on radar and delivers 35 men with pinpoint accuracy. In counterterrorism, this is a very big deal and a new direction to cut out the conventional (noisy and visible on radar) air assault helicopter techniques. She is not explaining much to her future husband and former Police Special Forces Company Commander, Geoffrey Foxtrot, the narrator, trying to keep her safe and wondering what else she is up to. The flights are dangerous, the concept is not proven, and she flies the old glider to its limits in height, speed, and distance. The presence of three female Mossad Agents is also worrisome, wherever they are, and Angelique is, trouble awaits someone or something. And then there is the presence of Foxtrot himself, widely acknowledged as “Jonah Foxtrot, the angel of death” of any airframe, yet Angelique insists that he flies with her. If you wish to read about Covert and Special Forces Operations in sub-Saharan Africa, the GMJ Books are the place to start. You will learn about covert operations, Special Forces techniques and military history not known outside the select few. Code Name Angelique is the 39th book of the popular GMJ Series.
This is a very special book to me because for the first time in the GMJ Series I explain more about my late wife. From this book, I added something in every GMJ Novel, intentionally right at the end, a dedication: “I wrote this book for you, my wife. Actually, all of them with their hidden codes and your ‘M’ on all the covers between my own initials. I had to keep busy or go insane after the machines were switched off - my final act of love to release you to the care of God, our Father. I started writing the GMJ Series. Three weeks, Honey, that is how long a GMJ Novel takes no matter how long or short. Just more than two weeks to write, a few days to rehearse, and then the editor gets them to make them readable, enjoyable. Real authors say that it cannot be done, it is impossible to write that fast. What do they know? We did so, 41 times in a row now and another three under my real name in between. When will it come to an end, I am asked. How long is a rope, I reply with a shrug, I never wanted to be an author or a widower. Truth to be told, Melissa, I don’t know the answer except to say that not one book was worth your life. I would give all I have to be with you again, even give up writing but what is required is my life. I see the irony, Sweetie, the price cannot be negotiated but you are not laughing with me when I say such things, you look angry, and so, I keep on writing.” GMJ to his late wife on finalising Code Name Mélisse.”
In Code Name Mélisse, we carry on testing a new concept in counter-terrorism, the use of large military gliders to silently approach a terrorist nest. The glider concept must be demonstrated operationally and is. I show you how a joint force of current Special Forces members and spies from different nations work together. I also went out of my way to show the planning behind a raid. The shooting part is the boring part to me, it is getting to that point and the lads and lasses home again that interested me more during my own time in the shadows. That is where the military art lays, not the shooting. I further wanted to highlight how vulnerable US Military personnel and or CIA operatives are in this theatre. They can be taken out without difficulty and the time is rapidly approaching that that too will come. Thus, in this book, a CIA Predator drone is attacked and a Jesuit priest, working for the CIA, behind the attack on Angelique Dawson in Code Name GSSP-40 confronted. His birth right as an American will not save him and that is perhaps the lesson in this book to take with you, don’t ever think that your US passport or UK will protect you. See this book as a warning, not anti-American, it is blunt reality facing those that are here without an invitation. Then, the first fifty pages are about the 2018 Putin new generation weapon disclosures and the Skripal poisoning incident.
Description: South African spymaster extraordinaire, Angelique Dawson and her team are combining with Mossad, DGSE (French spies) and MI6 teams to prove that a large military glider can be used effectively in counter-terrorism operations. They must attack a recently discovered terrorist compound in Malawi, snatch a terrorist leader and do so at night, withdrawing across Lake Malawi to Mozambique before sunrise. Angelique is as usual not explaining much to her future husband and former Police Special Forces Company Commander, Geoffrey Foxtrot, the narrator, trying to keep her safe. There are other shenanigans ongoing, the destruction of a CIA operated Predator drone as well as ambushing a rogue element inside the CIA that tried to murder Angelique the previous week during Code Name GSSP-40. Worryingly, she does not have the usual towing aircraft for the military glider and is forced to use an ageing Super Frelon helicopter, never used before in this role. Such complications will not stop Angelique Dawson, a superb combat pilot, she will do what is necessary no matter what. Code Name Mélisse is the 41st book of the GMJ Series.
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You will not find any GMJ book at iBook Stores, see this blog http://georgemjames.weebly.com/george-m-james-blog/goodbye-ibook-stores for the reason why. San Bernardino, I will not support a company that would not obey a court order, period. Yet, they can be read in ePub format, I meant the ban on being sold, no money will change hands, none, Apple will not get a single penny. In July 2017, they complained officially, they don’t like the way I spell “iBook Stores” since their trademark is “iBooks Store.”
Guess what, I am not changing the spelling. Unlike many other conservative authors, I will stand by what I say and what I believe in. Greed will not change my views. Because my late wife had an Apple iPhone, I used the same model in my books up to the San Bernardino event although technically wrong - in our world, Blackberry is used. Anyhow, since then, no Apple product will be found inside my books. End of story. If you really want them in ePub, contact me, I will format them for you.
Guess what, I am not changing the spelling. Unlike many other conservative authors, I will stand by what I say and what I believe in. Greed will not change my views. Because my late wife had an Apple iPhone, I used the same model in my books up to the San Bernardino event although technically wrong - in our world, Blackberry is used. Anyhow, since then, no Apple product will be found inside my books. End of story. If you really want them in ePub, contact me, I will format them for you.