The GMJ Books, Background
Every GMJ Book is based on historical fact and each book has a large element of the truth inside it. They are not only good reading material but also a warning against that what is not known to the general public. That they are classified as fiction is not by chance; any other way would have been hazardous to the author. Don’t dismiss what you don’t know. Start thinking out of the box which is what the GMJ Books are about. I am trying to make you wonder, research and spread the word, warnings thus. Because of the nature of the GMJ Books, they are suppressed by mainstream publishers, diminished and ridiculed by some. My advice is forthright, read them for yourself and research what is said inside them, the truth is in the books and it for you to discover a new world you did not know existed. Note please, although the books are conservative in nature and not politically correct, they are in no way racist. If you are a right-wing whiner, don’t read my books, you will be sadly disappointed. If you believe that the SANDF is useless because it is manned by mostly black soldiers, don’t read my books, you will not like what I say and what I am able to back with evidence to the contrary. Those readers agreeing with me, sadly and wrongly, are at times slammed to be “alt right” if not far-right whiners. I wonder then, why are so many leading men and women in our stories black and yet rated very highly by myself: Geelslang Peter Ndebele, Mike Delta Three Eight, Mandizi, Sniper, Lentliziyo, Ismail the Priest, One Alpha, the Assassin Team Leader, a Zulu girl and Liam Dube, to name a few. Why are Lemon Balm and Sébastien in a relationship across the colour bar without any character ever saying it is wrong. Why did we write Code Name Bella Dawn, exposing the far-right wing link with Muslim terrorism? I am tired of these liberals making silly accusations when they did not even read my books. We moved on from Apartheid, many years ago, as I explained many times on Special Forces integration, 70% of such units were black. The liberals it seems, are stuck in the past and without a cause. I rewrote the "Author Note's" in all GMJ Books in March 2017, explaining a bit more what the book is trying to depart in terms of knowledge to you. Every story has a message, I don’t write just stories, I depart knowledge that most would not have. I explain tactics, weapon systems and operating procedures that is not known outside my world. These books are not your usual spy stories, they are history in motion and warnings to what is happening right now. I hope that you enjoy reading them.
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Here we deal with death of a soulmate, in many ways, the passing of my own wife before her time. I don’t reveal much about her in the GMJ Series, but she was 41 years old, an American Patriot that had her priorities in life clearly sorted out. First came God, then the US of A, then the US Navy, the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, the former President himself, and then came me, her soulmate. I was lucky to have her in my life and even if for a fairly short time, we were very happy. I can say that when I wrote this book, Code Name Foxtrot, dealing the narrator’s first wife dying in an IED explosion in Iraq and Angelique Dawson’s husband dying of cancer, that the book helped me as well to cope as did the entire GMJ Series. I wrote 3.7 million words in just over two years or a 300-page book every 3 weeks, that is what grief will do to man. You try to escape to a better place, where you have control on who dies and who lives.
Code Name Foxtrot is where the story really starts. This is where Foxtrot, then still a serving Special Forces Company Commander, tries to rescue his former commanding officer, Angelique’s dad, without orders. Geelslang Peter Ndebele, then a captain and platoon leader, goes with, volunteering his platoon and the rest, as they say, is history. The above incident is often mentioned in other GMJ Books. We also explain here why Foxtrot hates the MI6 officer, Sir John McElroy, the MI6 spymaster, often recurring in GMJ Books, so much. He blames him for the death of his first wife, Marwa. Lastly, we focus on the developing love story between Angelique Dawson, the beautiful but extremely dangerous spymaster and her bodyguard, chief agent and later Egg Breaker Ground Commander, Major Geoffrey Foxtrot. The book cover having a bouquet as a motive? Well, the answer is inside the book, I am sure you will read the incident and smile. 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 a way secret messages are given.
Description: Former Police Special Forces company commander, Major Geoffrey Foxtrot’s wife, Marwa, is killed in an IED attack in Iraq. He is not about to take this insult lying down, he claims revenge and with the help of his South African Secret Service handler, 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. 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 also has to learn that she died with their unborn son in that explosion. Angelique Dawson, also has problems. Her husband dies at the same time as Marwa, of cancer, and in their anguish, Foxtrot and Angelique turns towards each other. They would later fall in love and marry in Code Name Vfo565, an enduring romance between two souls. We also 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. Code Name Foxtrot is a tale of revenge, of a man sparing no one. Foxtrot and Geelslang go after Sir John, tracking him down in London. Angelique 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 book 6 of the popular GMJ Series.
Here we deal with codes and ciphers as well as the dangers of radical penetration agents in Western Intelligence Agencies. What came out in my research, in this book, is fascinating. I further wanted to explain this to readers in this book on what the difference between a code and a cipher is. 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 ciphers were useless as workable intelligence and never used. When you look beyond the romanticised versions of history you must conclude that everyone was reading everyone else and whatever the successes, the well-publicised Enigma breakthrough etc. were seldom used on a tactical level. And that makes it an almost useless effort as far as I am concerned. More importantly, today, it came out that the damage done by Edward Snowden to the ability of the West to crack Al-Qaeda and other Muslim terrorist ciphers cannot be described in words. They immediately upgraded all their ciphers. His actions will and most probably already have, murder 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. You must be extremely daft to think that spy games are not being played. What is extremely worrisome is that most Western Intelligence Services, from the CIA to MI6, refuse to vet new recruits thoroughly because they fear of being accused of “Islamophobia.” They don’t ask and appoint men and women blindly almost. What is more, what is interesting to us and it is discussed in this book, is that the so-called “Al-Qaeda Manual” that has an entire chapter in it on penetrating Western Intelligence Services. That manual has a South African connection that I often explain and first came to the fore when found on the 2005 London Tube bombers’ computers, all 178 pages of it if not more. So, the threat is clear and the danger present.
Description: Spymaster extraordinaire, Angelique Dawson and her team are in Nigeria, West Africa, to investigate what she believes is the breaking of the ciphers in the UK Embassy in Abuja, the Nigerian capital. Her orbiting satellites picked up a message that she planted. 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 long-time bodyguard and later husband, former Police Special Forces Company Commander, Geoffrey Foxtrot, is the designated cargo loader and coffee maker. 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 – something done during the Second World War by MI6 on more than one occasion. However, the old aircraft loses an engine and only Geelslang and the unfortunate man jump, leaving Foxtrot with Angelique, refusing flatly to jump to safety. They eventually crash into the ocean and almost died, Angelique pulling an unconscious Foxtrot out of the sinking wreck. 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 and saboteurs inside Angelique’s own ranks. Code Name Odette is the eighth book in the popular GMJ Series.
Here we look at how intelligence agencies help each other. You may not know this but the Great Game is in many ways a closed gentlemen’s club. The spymasters know each other well and some may be called friends even if from different nations. They 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, the contacts. Fascinating to me, there is an implicit rule never to lie as that is how accurate messages are passed between (at times enemy) governments. In this book, Code Name Honey Bee, I tried to show you how the different agencies will 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 the War on Terror as would be Foxtrot and the Egg Breakers. Neither the French nor the Israelis, for vastly different reasons, can afford Angelique Dawson to die, be detained or otherwise be hurt. If something untoward happens to her, they lose access and influence. Access and influence, I can tell you, are everything to a spy. He will be friends with the devil if he can gain access and influence by doing so. The above was the first theme of the book, to show you how the Great Game works in real life. I also, long wanted to write a book on the Special Forces skill of mountaineering. Now that is not the same as a jolly climb on a sunny day. It is mostly done at night, sometimes in the rain and always silently with the climbers heavily loaded. They can also be ambushed whilst climbing, an automatic death sentence as you cannot defend yourself. South African Special Forces, be it the Army Brigade or Police Unit, are expected to have all the skills.
Description: Foxtrot and Angelique Dawson are in the Drakensberg mountain range in South Africa. Angelique, spymaster extraordinaire, wants to meet with old friends on top of a mountain peak for security reasons, to exchange ideas in private since she does not trust any other place, her own Service may be infiltrated by radicals. Certainly, they tried to murder her in the past. Foxtrot, her long-time bodyguard and future husband, the former Police Special Forces Company Commander, is worried. Angelique hurt her shoulder badly 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 wondering why Angelique is meeting with both Mossad and DGSE (the French Spy Agency) at the same time. It is agreed, at the mountaintop meeting, to smuggle an intelligence source out of the country, to help Mossad out or perhaps not, leading to Foxtrot almost being fed to sharks. Something he is unlikely to forget. But before that, they are trapped on the mountain and need to get away in great haste. Angelique Dawson is acting her usual “otherwise” self but 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. This is book 10 of the popular GMJ Series.
Here we deal with counter maritime terrorism, a highly specialist field, and how to approach a ship by stealth, something unique in South African Special Forces. The question we wanted answered was how to get to a modern warship or a spy vessel protected by Special Forces without them knowing about it? 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 which is answered here and I believe revealed for the first - the “Willow Bay Method.” This technique, I understand, is now copied by most major countries’ Maritime Special Forces. This is the 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 use of covert infiltration techniques never done before. To do that 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. However, Angelique is not officially trained in such Special Forces insertion techniques, or is she? Foxtrot immediately realises that she is not only trained, she probably conducted hundreds of such jumps before, raising questions on her past. He must ensure her safety as she will not back down from the jumps, not even with a broken hand, to prove her stealth approach concept, worked out with Geelslang Peter Ndebele’s assistance. She also introduces a powerful crossbow to their world, proving another concept to a sceptical Foxtrot… that she can cause the same ballistic damage with a crossbow bolt than a .50 calibre sniper rifle, except, she can do so silently if at much shorter range. Foxtrot and Angelique Dawson are still circling each other warily 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 Books as the stuff of legends. A highly technical book on Special Forces techniques and a dynamic story. Code Name Willow Bay is the twelfth book of the popular GMJ Series.
Here 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. In a previous book, Code Name Sanford, I explained how different intelligence agencies work together. How the spymasters meet for tea and discuss God knows what. At such times, as I pointed out numerous times in the GMJ Books, no outright lying takes place and there is an honour code working. But it also happens that formal handshakes are ignored, and other shenanigans go on in the background. Such one-sided actions may have terrible consequences on operations. When the betrayal is discovered, 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.
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 turn coats 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, long-time 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 South African Special Forces members, they rescue General Sithole and smuggles him out but they are betrayed by Sir John. Angelique reacts with her usual fury when she finds out and Sir John is almost executed when they meet. General Sithole makes probably one of the best speeches on colonial soldiers and betrayal by the British Queen, in history. 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, 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. 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.
Here we deal with deviousness, on 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, you let the person working for you believe that he is working for someone else. Perhaps older readers will recall Sean Connery in the second James Bond movie, “From Russia with love.” In that movie, the Russian female cipher clerk thinks she is working for Soviet Intelligence but actually not, she works for a criminal organisation, SPECTRE or something. In another case, the FBI, in the real world before they became the Clinton Whitewash Bureau of 2016, found a female secretary compromised. She thought that she was working for the British, a friendly nation, but in fact she was working for the Soviets, this became known as the “Emily Syndrome.” In this book, Code Name OST-M, I tried to explain to you how people, good people, can be compromised to 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. Besides this, I also wanted to show you how 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 counter espionage. We use advanced software systems to track down enemy agents and moles and it is extremely seldom that those on the outside are allowed inside a mole hunting operational headquarters.
Description: Spymaster extraordinaire, Angelique Dawson and her long-time chief agent and bodyguard, later her husband, former Police Special Forces Company Commander, Major Geoffrey Foxtrot, are flying a L-39 Albatros fighter trainer jet high over the Atlantic Ocean. Suddenly the aircraft’s threat receivers go off, they are being scanned by an unseen hostile fighter jet. Then, 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 burning already and thus increasing the heat signature, the missile slams into them. Ultimately, she ejects together with Foxtrot, floating down to the surface, far away from rescue. She is also 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? Happily, 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 best friend, legendary Special Forces officer, Geelslang Peter Ndebele, go on the offensive and after those that tried to murder his future wife. To protect the wounded Angelique from further assassination attempts, she is flown to an offshore vessel under DGSE (French Spy Service) control, to be taken care off but she turns out to be a very bad patient, moving around until a life-threatening fever develops, much to Foxtrot’s annoyance. We also take a hard look at the rise and sudden disappearance of Muslim terrorism in South Africa. 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.
Here 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. A nation that seems peaceful and is peaceful for years, suddenly explodes, it is hard to predict when 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 citizens are evacuated by cargo plane or other aircraft but the airport is protected. The problem with this is that the technique is known. You may very well walk into an ambush. I also know that every single US Embassy in Sub Saharan Africa was studied, I did the one in Abuja, for instance, and will be destroyed easily if needs be but here we deal with civilian unrest. If the Marines are not available, or a friendly warship is not close, 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. Other plans are made in a great hurry. Spies are often used to do what they can during such eventualities, to meet the incoming forces, or to smuggle the people out themselves or lastly, to keep them safe until the rescue forces arrive. In this book, we see how that is done, where say a MI6 spymaster asks his local counterpart, to help out, and the wheels start rolling. It is fascinating and a world that you almost certainly don’t have much knowledge on.
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 are 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 smuggle routes by using Special Forces and secret agents only, no police, no trials, just summary justice as it should be. The question I wanted answered was if hard drugs can be used as a weapon of war. If you 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 are thought-provoking to me, our conclusions are studied at various Military Academies. There is a follow up book called Code Name Celery 50 on this one, to complete the story. This where Angelique’s troubled agent, the one we call “Lucy the Lunatic” is first mentioned. She is a counter terrorism agent that was captured by a war lord and escaped, only to be rescued again by Angelique from the place of safety and returned to duty perhaps too soon, but for her own sanity. In this book, she is almost executed by Foxtrot when she lost it during operations. I would say, as the author, that in all the GMJ Books there is not one scene more catching than Lucy’s colleagues surrounding her to protect her from certain death but you can read it yourself, an act of extreme valour that is acknowledged by those involved. Ours is a harsh world, if captured, you will be made to regret that you were born, especially if female. Every kind of sexual and physical abuse will take place and did take place with Lucy. Sometimes, not often, the captured agent gets a chance to take revenge and do so. In Code Name Celery 50, the next book, 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. Because of the “Lucy Books” the medical condition 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, her war did not end in her mind, she is still fighting demons. If you have any messages of encouragement for Lucy, I will gladly relay them for you.
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. He is also deliberately flooding the market with drugs, using the drugs as a weapon of war and a method to destabilise the country. She arranges to cut his smuggle routes with the use of Special Forces and secret agents, operating covertly in another country. She intercepts the drivers of the drug carrying trucks, replacing them with her own people to carry on and reveal the exact route. She then sinks the war lord’s drug carrying barge in Lake Malawi by clandestinely planting limpet mines on the hull, making life hell for the war lord, trying to respond in kind with two tanks, going after the Special Forces and agents. The narrator, Angelique’s bodyguard and later husband, has his hands full to protect her and his men, carry out her orders and keep a wary eye on Lucy, about to crack under the strain. He also knows that Angelique is not telling him everything she is up to, she being her usual “otherwise” self. Code Name Green 41 is the twentieth book of the popular GMJ Series.
Here we deal with maritime counter terrorism. When a commercial vessel is taken by terrorists, you have a much more serious problem than with an aircraft standing on the apron, waiting rescue. At the moment, such attacks are less than 1% of all terror attacks but the terrorists are changing course and training to do so. It is worrying. There is a previous book on this topic, Code Name Willow Bay, GMJ 12, where we demonstrated how to approach a ship by stealth, something unique in South African Special Forces. The question we wanted answered in that book was how to get to a modern warship without them knowing about it? It is much harder than what you may think since neither helicopters nor rubber ducks will work. Therefore, the hardest target of them all was chosen, a modern warship on the open seas, not tied to a quay in the harbour. Since then, we wanted to explore what to do with a large passenger ship, specifically one that is hijacked, how will such a ship be rescued. There are 6,000 passengers on some passenger ships, thousands of cabins and nooks to hide and it will take a massive effort. It is the worst nightmare scenario possible. There are some Special Forces Commanders that stated to me that it cannot be done. Yet, all comes down to the same answer, how do you get on the ship unnoticed and then bringing in hundreds of Special Forces lads and what do they do once aboard?
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, to be demonstrated the Willow Bay Stealth insertion technique. 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 taken hostage in the first place. Thus, it will be attacked and subsequently rescued by Special Forces, using the Willow Bay Method to get aboard. Intelligence officers from France are part of the lineup, observing, a combined exercise in an effort to learn from each other. Of course, 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 in removing a prisoner from a ship without anyone being wiser, an exercise so dangerous and insane that Foxtrot first refuses her permission to even try. Code Name Caribbean is the twenty-second book of the popular GMJ Series.
In this book, we look at security at military installations and the state of military ordnance kept there. There are shocking statistics highlighted in this book. 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, they are unsafe to move. However, it will take 34 years to destroy using normal methods which is burning or blowing the old ammunition, dumping into the oceans, the traditional way, is forbidden by international treaties. These are mindboggling figures and it should worry you if close to any military ordnance depot anywhere in the world. The bad news is by no means limited to South Africa alone. But, it gets worse. It is also known that Special Forces, all of them, from the Russian Spetsnatz 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 tank etc. but so are terrorists during normal times, a prime target and thus you would think such places are well defended. They are not. Traditionally, the attacking forces always succeed in penetrating unobserved, shockingly so. In the US Military, this became known as “Red Cell Operations.” The time of a military depot, complex, base, being a fort, able to defend itself against 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 very usable military ammunition can be somehow seized and used for covert operations? The problem with the Iran / Contra Scandal was money trails, thus, a better way had to be found and was found by Angelique Dawson, the method that she used is described in this book.
Description: Spymaster extraordinaire, Angelique Dawson and her team are testing military installations against enemy attack, officially assuming the role as “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 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. Code Name Phantom is the twenty-fourth book of the popular GMJ Series.
In this book, we take a hard look at what is known as PSYOPS (Psychological Operations) or Black Propaganda. I wanted to know how far such operations are effective and thus, as is expected of GMJ Books, we went into history to find the answers. From my own service years, I already knew the basics, I knew that we as well as the enemy were subjected to such shenanigans and that we were failing, most certainly we were fighting for a lost cause and yet, we kept on fighting. The sad fact is that we lost, in South Africa, the “good guy” image years before I was born, never mind served. “You cannot defend what is indefensible,” Mr Mandela once said that to me (under my real name, not GMJ) and I had to agree (not that I was defending Apartheid, it was a general discussion on the Border War). As I said in most of my books, the non-fiction ones also, Apartheid could never work, did not work, and was doomed for failure from a political viewpoint. Be that as it may, not everyone agrees on the successes of PSYOPS. Enormous resources are allocated to PSYOP operations by all nations every year. Is it worth it? In Code Name Halloween 38, we try to answer this question and our conclusions are interesting, especially the statistics we uncovered but you have to make up your own mind. I also wanted to show you how this is done in our world, how spies are able to create havoc and fear when using their imagination and then get stuck in with Special Forces backing them all the way. Thinking outside the box, is a quality that Angelique and people like her, has in great proportions to her other abilities. I hope you enjoy the book.
Description: Spymaster extraordinaire, Angelique Dawson and her team are using every known method in PSYOPS (Psychological Operations or Black Propaganda) and a few others she created, to destabilise Zimbabwe. She is flying covert missions into Zimbabwe with a specially equipped Aérospatiale Super Frelon helicopter, causing havoc. It is a thoroughly dangerous business, she is wanted in the country and if she is captured or any of her men, they will die a horribly prolonged death. Her idea is to stir up as much trouble as possible between Zimbabwe and China, the country’s only major friend. To do so, the helicopter she flies looks exactly like the ones flown by the Chinese Air Force, the Changhe Z-8, an exact copy. To ensure that she survives an ambush she is knowingly flying towards, a leftover from the previous mission, Code Name Mel’s Choice, she is planning on attacking the ambushers first. To do so, she needs to insert an entire Army Special Forces platoon with heavy mortars clandestinely, and then extract them to safety. This is an intricate military operation fraught with risk for all involved. Her ground commander and later husband, former Police Special Forces Company Commander, Geoffrey Foxtrot, is helping, commanding and advising as best he can, but she has her own ideas on the subject. 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.
In this book, we take a hard look at SOSUS lines (Sound Surveillance System), and how they work together with secret agents in the back ground. What started the book was that back in 1979 something very odd happened in the southern sub-Antarctic Indian Ocean… on September 22, one of the orbiting US Vela Hotel spy satellites noted a flash, a double flash indicating that an atomic bomb exploded close to the Prince Edward Island Group, belonging to the Republic of South Africa, 1,176 nautical miles south of Cape Town. This time 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. Whoever controls such a 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, the West has automatically lost any future war, all depends on who controls the SOSUS line if it exits and that is what this book is about, to find out what is going on. We take a hard look at the Chinese Navy, a real threat to the West and highly rated, make no mistake. For instance, the Chinese Aegis destroyers will pick up and in all probability engage and destroy any F-22 / F-35 at 200 miles, fact, their radars are Israeli designed and that good. Taiwan, we know is lost, we reveal a report inside this book which clearly shows that the island cannot be defended by the West but you can read it yourself. We discuss the Roosevelt-Dreadnought Principle, the conclusions are so bad that no Western News Agency wished to publish it.
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 at the uninhabited island, there is nothing there, no humans anyway 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, now her bodyguard as well as the South African Navy flag captain. When the SOSUS line goes active, it will attack whatever is seen as the enemy. 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 Lucy is the 28th book of the popular GMJ Series.
In this book, we take a hard look at blackmail in the Great Game and how spies abuse their knowledge for their own benefit, even many years after something scandalous occurred. During World War Two, a Nazi spy ring operated in South Africa, in history it became known as the Werz spy ring. After the war ended in 1945, the then Premier, Field Marshall Jannie Smuts, appointed the Barret Commission to find out more about Nazi involvement & Afrikaner Nationalism, especially those assisting Kriegsmarine U-boats to sink merchant vessels around South African waters. The commission did very well - investigators found the “Werz Telegrams” which apparently explained the whole lot and particularly which Nationalist was involved and at what level they were supporting the Nazis. But in 1948 the Nationalists took power from Smuts in a shock election win, and created Apartheid officially. It is known that the Werz Telegrams & Barret Commission Report were read by the incoming Nationalist Premier, Dr DF Malan, and then given to the State Archives for safekeeping. Today, neither the Werz Telegrams nor the Barret Commission Report are at the State Archives where the trail went cold since the middle 1970s. The damning documents are lost, or are they? South African Secret Service spymaster is after them for her own reasons.
We furthermore look at Special Forces diving and more specifically, technical diving, that is where you must decompress before coming up to the surface. It is an interesting subject, especially here in Code Name Oath 19 since submarines are also involved in the story, the skippers not about to trust each other nor betray their positions if possible. A Mexican stand-off occurs more than once between the South African Manthatisi, a newish ultra-silent German built Type 209 submarine and French nuclear attack boat. No one really knows where the South African submarines are or what they are up to. What is known is that Angelique Dawson is play dangerous games, high stakes and hell bound to enter the sunken hull of the spy ship sunk in the previous book, Code Name Moonlight. She is looking for evidence to understand who the spy ship was working for, suspecting the Chinese. Any mistake at 300 feet will be deadly, and in fact, Foxtrot almost died when things go wrong and they are attacked.
Description: Angelique Dawson, South African Secret Service spymaster and her team, are after those documents for reasons which will become clear in the book. The question is, 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 or why 60-year-old documents can be significant. He accompanies Angelique to a wreck of an intelligence ship sunk during Code Name Moonlight, GMJ 29, 300 feet below the Indian Ocean and they are heading into a trap. 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.
You will not believe how much winking goes on behind the scenes between spymasters even when on the same side, or perhaps especially on the same side. When I wrote Code Name Mel’s Choice, GMJ 25, I was asked by readers about the character, Sir Dennis, as we call him, a legendary Rhodesian Air Force pilot that turned out to be a Soviet GRU double, a man that took the identity of a deceased RAF pilot and became a legend. After Angelique captured him, he was handed over to MI6 for interrogation, it was either that or summary execution. In this book, we deal with Sir Dennis further, his “escape” from MI6. However, you cannot just leave the Great Game, which is why I say in all my books to you to never get involved in the first place, it takes two roubles to get out, one rouble to get in. For Sir Dennis to leave, and do a “Penkovsky” – that is disappear, he has to pay a price in flying a last combat mission with Angelique. Foxtrot, with the help of legendary Special Forces officer, Geelslang Peter Ndebele, must kill a BBC journalist with a long-range shot, all part of the horse trading, his death is part of the price for Sir Dennis’s freedom. Like with all other GMJ Books, we researched a wide range of topics, bringing all together in the story. First, we look at Oleg Penkovsky, a Soviet Colonel working for MI6 and the character which Tom Clancy based his book, Cardinal of the Kremlin, on. Sadly, the truth about Penkovsky is not what the West thinks, we discuss his case in some detail. Then we reveal that the Top Gun / Red Flag exercises, those where Western fighter pilots (not only US pilots and aviators are involved), take on each other and the Aggressor Squadrons simulating Warsaw Pact flyers, lied, falsified their effectiveness ratings, weapon systems and kill ratio. I am often attacked for stating in my books that NATO would have lost the air battle if a war had broken out in the 1980s, in Code Name Jen we reveal further researchable facts. The air combat training results were falsified to reflect better scores to be more sympathetic to the US aircraft.
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 tandem seat Northrop F-5T fighter jet, destroying a convoy of vehicles inside Zimbabwe for reasons that will become clear inside the book. She has as 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 disappear, he has to pay a price in flying the last mission with Angelique using a Northrop F-5T and almost certainly clashing with MiG-21s waiting for them. Angelique’s chief agent and later husband, Geoffrey Foxtrot and his friend, legendary Special Forces officer, Geelslang Peter Ndebele, are also busy. They must kill 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 where all have their own agendas. Angelique Dawson at her best, running operations. Code Name Jen is the 32nd book of the popular GMJ Series.
In Code Name One Alpha we look at human trafficking in detail because there is a link with counter terrorism which I explain inside the book. I knew 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 40 to 43 million slaves in the world. That is close to double Australia’s population, half of Britain’s and France’s, 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 say 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 the book what is done to victims once they are grabbed, snatched, abducted. It is not made for easy reading. 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. I explain to you how the South African Army’s armour battlegroups operate independently with their own infantry. As a cover, to explain the role of the armour, we take a hard look at how CSAR (Combat Search and Rescue) is done here with armour, Special Forces, spies, multi-role air superiority fighters and whatever else is needed. The Special Forces Team stands no chance as far as I am concerned and why I say so is described in the book. Then I deal, in between the two scenarios set out above, with some of the mainstream media myths that are doing the rounds. I debunk them, especially the military ones. I show in this book how even the US State Department takes an unproven allegation and converts it into a fact, and then acts upon it as if it is a fact when it is not. We deal with realities in GMJ Books and it was needed. I hope that you enjoy reading this book.
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. 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, GMJ 34 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. The scenario is where the aircrew are either kept safe by locals, spies or paramilitary spies (called Assassins in GMJ Books, the same as the CIA’s Special Activities Division) already inside the city, or perhaps held by the enemy after being captured or rescued after being shot down, depending who has them. The first problem is establishing contact and deciding if it is safe to try and rescue them or not – something we discussed in detail in Code Name One Alpha after looking at history and the famous BAT 21 Bravo rescue of the Vietnam Era. But even if the attempt is authorised, and the lads inside the city needs help to get the aircrew out or rescued from captivity, how do you infiltrate the Special Forces Team without causing even more hostages?
In this book, we introduce you to what became known as the “Ndebele Approach” where parts of the designated Special Forces platoon went in underwater, firstly, 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, forty miles seawards from the city 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. They also do this in the middle of the night unseen. When the idea was first mentioned Angelique Dawson, many experts stated flatly that though it can be done, technically, the idea is insane and will lead to mass casualties. They were wrong.
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, the pilots are held inside a “hostile” city that must be covertly penetrated by Special Forces working with spies and agents already inside the 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 the harbour. The second infiltration took 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. 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 popular GMJ Series
Here we deal with nuclear weapons and the risk of such weapons in the hands of terrorists and you should not doubt that they will use them, they stated so many times in the past. It is maddening to the author that no Western “Expert” is aware of the fact that South Africa once produced nuclear weapons, working ones, back in 1978. After Apartheid ended and Mr Mandela released, the devices were handed over to the US Government for safekeeping and dismantling – thus far the only country in the world to willingly getting rid of her nuclear arsenal. Yet, the means to manufacture such weapons did not disappear, 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. This is exactly what took place in 2006.
Description: Spymaster extraordinaire, Angelique Dawson and her team, must recover lost or roguery manufactured South African nukes on its 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. 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. Disarming the devices is another story as Angelique insisting to do so herself. 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 ciphers and codes, explaining to you the difference between the two as well as the history of ciphers. 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 counter terrorism 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 excuses are just so much crap and will never protect the gay agent as they claim, just because he came out of closet. Nor will it prevent blackmail, as they claim, the idea is laughable. Once again showing to me that they have no clue on operating in other theatres. In this book, 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. 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 with Kim Philby.
Description: Spymaster extraordinaire, Angelique Dawson and her team are on a training mission to snatch a human target in Mozambique. She introduces her long-time 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 groups. Foxtrot is not enthralled and neither is Angelique that advised against their creation. He soon learns that the Assassins were formed to protect terrorists, and they were trained in Iran, thus, radicalised enough to want to kill their first commander, Angelique Dawson. With the help of his friend, legendary Special Forces officer, Geelslang Peter Ndebele, they abduct the ringleader without the rest knowing, and then go on the offensive. The mission takes them all the way to the Okavango Delta in Botswana where they discover a barometric bomb on their aircraft. Unable to land, Foxtrot and Angelique must conduct a tandem parachute jump to safety. They team up with a DGSE Team (the French Spy Agency), and ambush an approaching Assassin Team. A classic tale of espionage, mayhem and counter terrorism. Angelique is also very aware of her growing feeling 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.
Here we deal with the use of armoured fighting vehicles in unconventional warfare. The events in this book are time wise about four years after Code Name Dawson or GMJ 5 and the furthest in the future of all GMJ Books at this stage. In my life, I spoke to many South African armour officers, they follow, something between the Russian and Prussian outlook on war. The Russians see war as a science, the Prussians as an art where instinct plays a large role. These officers combined the two doctrines, 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, air strikes, 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. Have no doubt, they will always attack first. They studied the Israelis and everyone else in very great detail and they are aggressive to the point of insanity. You can learn from them, in how to use very little, reinforced battalions, not divisions, to achieve astonishing results, roaming around at will. I would say it comes down to elan, leadership and training with an utter belief, more actually, a habit, of winning. 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. That is by design and they have water tanks for the crews. Many are copied worldwide by major armies because they are simply outstanding. In this book, I tried to bring the way armour is used in this sphere to life, and we do look at different vehicles, technically speaking.
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 and Angelique still consults to DGSE now and then. However, peace is not their occupation, not with Angelique still active in the Great Game. Angelique’s sister-in-law, Devorah Arik, Mossad Team Leader, returns in this book, having her own agenda. Thus, Angelique and her security team are shanghaied into helping Mossad out in Northern Somalia. Their Antonov-124 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. As it happens, both Geoffrey Foxtrot and Geelslang Peter Ndebele are experts in using such vehicles in combat, Angelique too is not unskilled in armour warfare. They are soon clashing with two obnoxious T55 tanks and terrorists, shooting all the way and then Angelique’s Command & Control C-130 Hercules is shot down. She has to jump 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. 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. This happens often in espionage and most such operations are worthy a book themselves. As background, when Rhodesia became Zimbabwe in 1980, the war did not stop. It carried on in the with many Zimbabwean Army incursions into Mozambique to find and kill RENAMO (anti-communist) fighters created by the Rhodesians to destabilise Mozambique, a Marxist country at the time. When the Rhodesians became the enemy of their creation, South African Special Forces stepped up and supported anti-communist liberation movement, now branded as bandits. The conflict went on for years with no quarter asked or given. 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. They act as terrorists, having a battalion of irregulars under their command, laying landmines, blowing train bridges and staying behind enemy lines without any air support, for months. 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 Zimbabwean Army. Years later, this officer, now a lieutenant general and head of Military Intelligence, must be rescued with his family. He asks for Geelslang Peter Ndebele, naming him explicitly, to assist with the defection attempt to MI6, the British Agency. They ask Angelique Dawson, South African Secret Service Spymaster, for assistance as General Sithole will not work with anyone but Geelslang and Foxtrot, whom he trusts. She turns towards Foxtrot and Geelslang to help her fulfil the strange request and to find out why General Sithole made the appeal and it is odd, Geelslang does not admire Shonas because of the Matabele Genocide few Westerners know nor care about.
The Matabele Genocide is discussed in many GMJ Books and happened in Zimbabwe, under the direct instructions of a lifelong dictator, Robert Mugabe. More than 30,000 (some say much more, up to 100,000) men, women and children were tortured to death. Geelslang has every reason to dislike a Shona at sight, his wife is a Matabele girl and himself a Zulu man, related to the Matabele. In a later book, Code Name Mel’s Choice, we reveal what Foxtrot and Geelslang saw during those times. They were there, inside Matabeleland as were other South African Army Special Forces patrols (no more than two men in size), observing and reporting the genocide. It is an account worth reading, sobering and totally understandable why Geelslang afterwards swore to kill Mugabe and his Shona tribesmen at sight and now he must infiltrate the country with three current Army Special Forces members, and bring General Sithole’s wife home whilst Foxtrot and Angelique smuggles the General out via Kariba Lake, trying to outwit his suspicious bodyguards. A clash is looming, a shootout bound to take place sooner or later. Nevertheless, Angelique Dawson was not born to fail and would do what it takes, Foxtrot supporting her valiantly. Code Name Missa 72 is the 13th book in the popular GMJ Series.
I was criticized by some for stating that it would be almost impossible for Western Special Forces to conduct a raid inside a country like South Africa. The reasons why they would want to conduct such a raid, you can read in the first five GMJ Books, Code Name VFO565 to Code Name Dawson – the Egg Breaker Series. We should not underestimate what we don’t know. Lao Tzu, in the Art of War said: “There is no greater danger than underestimating your opponent.” I understand that you may be shocked to read that NATO never had air superiority in 1980s because of stolen South African technology, the Kukri Helmet Aiming System. You may not know that South Africa, a very odd African country, is currently leading the world with air-to-air missile technology in the V3E Agile Darter, a missile being sold to your enemies if you are American and reading here. What is worse, and came out in this book, is that the intelligence gathered at South African Missile Testing Ranges, being used by most NATO Air Forces for a nominal fee, are spread around the BRICS Nations, including Russia and China. That, and the uselessness of the BVR (Beyond Visual Range) Missile Technology, is what is highlighted here in this book as well as the use of high flying drones in conjunction with multi-role fighters. This is a startling book according to many and one which I am proud of as I am of all my books. I wish to warn you, if you believe that you will arrive in theatre and just start bombing, as happened during the last 50 odd years since Vietnam ended, wake up! The QME or “Quality Military Edge” so beloved by the US Congress and Senate to increase an already overinflated budget to ridiculousness, does not exist anymore. This is the harsh realities and the reason for Code Name Blue Tang, to show you what is happening right now.
Description: Spymaster extraordinaire, Angelique Dawson, invites her bodyguard and later husband and soul, Major Geoffrey Foxtrot, 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 a high stakes game of international intrigue. She is soon involved setting up a mock dogfight between Spanish Air Force F-18 Hornets and the new South African Air Force SAAB JAS 39 Gripen multirole fighter jets to test the new V3E Agile Darter short range air-to-air missile. Then Mossad, the Israelis, appear on the scene as well as the Brits in the form of Sir John McElroy, Foxtrot’s sworn enemy. We also discuss in some detail the history of the SAAF Mirage F1 in Angola. Code Name Blue Tang is Book 15 of the popular GMJ Series.
Here we deal with CQB, close quarter battle and how to storm an aircraft to rescue hostages. It is a subject I know a great deal about, and a book which I enjoyed writing more than almost any other GMJ Book. It is also a book that is being read as standard reading material by many SWAT Units worldwide. Ironically, storming an aircraft to rescue hostages is bread and butter work for Special Forces. It was done in history dozens of times, successfully so. Yes, a few hostages died during the rescue but so did the terrorists, mostly and that is one of the points I tried to highlight. If you are a terrorist and reading here by some mischance, please note something – your chances of surviving a rescue attack is just about zero. We don’t aim to wound during such times. We aim to kill you in the shortest time possible 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 effectively. None of the rescue methods revealed here will not be known already, I made sure of that. But, and this is important and another message, the way 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, unless on Immediate Action Drills, the attackers know exactly what the terrorist looks like, where he is, what weapons and explosives he has available and what his likely modus operandi is. We also take a hard look at historical events, previous rescues from the famous Entebbe Raid to others.
Description: Spymaster extraordinaire, Angelique Dawson is leading a classic hostage rescue mission. A C-130 Hercules aircraft is taken over by eco-terrorists threatening to release very dangerous snakes and killing the hostages if any rescue attempt is made or the demands not met. The hostage aircraft is standing on an apron on Indian Ocean island of Madagascar, the snakes, if they escape, will devastate the ecological environment. 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, grey hairs. 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. A classic tale of hostage rescues that needs to be read. Code Name Wrangler is book 17 of the popular GMJ Series.
Here we deal with money, gold, being used as a weapon of war and it is much more interesting topic than first realised when I started the book. Did you know, for instance, that when Adolf Hitler grabbed Czechoslovakia, he also got their gold? Yet, the gold bullion was in London, Sir Montagu Norman, the Governor of the Bank of England, released it, in today’s money (2016, when this book was published first), just over 100-million-pound sterling. You may be sure that many British and Commonwealth soldiers died because of that act of “kindness.” This book is full of such historical examples. Our conclusion is most definitive, money can be used as a weapon of war and the fact that no Western country, not the USA, not the UK, no one, has the gold reserves to back their currencies, and are totally over extended with loans to China, should worry you. What is also fascinating is that there are two countries buying gold, physically and at enormous numbers, China and Russia. We also know that since the 1990s, China has been buying all silver mines in Africa, a place where they are rapidly replacing America.
We also take a good look at silencers or suppressors as my US based readers call the device, in Code Name Bella Dawn, as well as the DUKW vehicle, the history of it. In a previous book, Code Name Casselberry, GMJ 18, Angelique got hold of one and in this book started rebuilding it. I long wanted to honour the amphibious vehicle that many said won the Second World War for the allies. There are likewise other incidents often referred to in other GMJ Books, for instance, a shocked Foxtrot refusing to seduce Angelique Dawson on command or demand, that scene made many smile.
Description: Spymaster extraordinaire, Angelique Dawson and her team uncovered a plot involving an unholy alliance between white supremacists and Muslim radicals, the radicals being protected by intelligence officials inside South Africa. It seems that the supremacists somehow found the lost Transvaal Republic’s Kruger millions. They are using the gold to pay for weapons and training, calling in favours internationally. 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 long-time bodyguard, former Police Special Forces Company Commander, Geoffrey Foxtrot’s, advice, Angelique infiltrates the place and is captured. The supremacists threaten to hand her over to the Zimbabweans, a sure and slow death by torture. A classic tale of using Special Forces and undercover agents in combined operations with a surprising end where Angelique makes one of the best speeches of her life regarding right wing terrorism. 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.
Here we deal with drug laboratories being used to create weapons of mass destruction, biological & bacterial weapons and have no doubt, they will be used if a terrorist gets hold of them. Oddly, only a week after this book was published, the mainstream news reports came out of just such laboratories being found in Africa. I am not surprised. 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 and escaped, only to be rescued again by Angelique from the place of safety and returned to duty perhaps 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. Every kind of sexual and physical abuse will take place. Sometimes, not often, the captured agent gets a chance to take revenge and do so. In Code Name Celery 50, although not the main theme of the story, that happens, I am glad to say. Lucy gets hold of her tormentor and you can read the rest yourself, she is not about to let bygones be bygones and reacts with predictable violence herself. Because of the “Lucy Books” the medical condition known as PNES is now better understood by many readers, that makes us grateful. 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, her war did not end in her mind, she is still fighting 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 in an attempt to destabilise the peacekeeping forces. She 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 onto 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 aiming to destroy his drug fields by spraying them with a toxic agent, blow his warehouses, laboratories, and ultimately hand the drug lord over to Lucy to claim revenge. Angelique’s Mossad colleagues get involved when she discovers that the 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 marked drug fields. Code Name Celery 50 is the twenty-first book of the popular GMJ Series.
Here we deal with sniping, something which is often in the media these days. There is, however, a strange misconception in the West, especially 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, down here, we don’t rate US SWAT highly. No US based SWAT Team is seen as Special Forces rated by us. In this country, South Africa, and others, the snipers are all Special Forces. 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. Thus, you may take for granted, the snipers here will be every bit as good as those from the better-known units which is the point of the GMJ Series, I am striving to educate, 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. In Code Name Butterfly, I am explaining to you how counter snipers are used to protect a President and also revealing a method utterly unique to South African Special Forces, to backtrack a laser dot sight by using maths and computers and doing so in seconds, giving the counter snipers a fair chance of obtaining a first kill. No other Special Forces Unit has this capability as far as I know.
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 this book, we take a hard look on how to destabilise a neighbouring country, there are many ways but the best is to create internal strife and support one side against the other. We see how to smuggle in weapons and other aid to rebel movements, highly illegally so, and if you think this does not happen in real life, think again. This is the favourite pastime of most intelligence agencies. 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 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, you never know what will happen when you succeed, you may even get worse or create a bigger mess. Perhaps the above is not so unexpected 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.
Description: Spymaster extraordinaire, Angelique Dawson and her team are clandestinely 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 dangerous, 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 long-time 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 anti-aircraft fire, yet she does not care, dismissing Foxtrot’s concerns nonchalantly. The cargo planes are ill equipped to escape such an encounter. There must be more behind her actions, she is running another operation in the background. 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 and on the run. 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 forces, in this case self-propelled artillery and cause mayhem. It is something which happens more often that what is believed. It is not always the cloak and dagger, it may well be heavy shells and rockets raining down. I also wanted to show you how such an artillery strike is set up, 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, it also has twice the fuel range and is twice as fast, being wheeled, not tracked, but you can read the details yourself in the book. The howitzer system is backed up by two 127 mm Valkiri MLRS platforms, just as deadly and just as mobile, again, twice the fuel range any other comparable system has. I found, with my books, that there is a great lack of knowledge on any weapon system not created by the US or NATO and even Russia. The two systems mentioned here, are better than anything the rest of the world have and yet, they are from an “African” country. These weapon systems and others, more advanced than what the US have, are being sold to places like China, Russia, Iran and others.
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 Mozambique, after they deliberately betrayed their position in order to be chased. Angelique wants to destroy the pursuers 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 backed up by two 127 mm MLRS (Multiple Launch Rocket System) Valkiri vehicles. The shells and rockets must land simultaneously on the Zimbabweans, about a company in strength. At the same time, the running Army Special Forces Team, Geelslang Peter Ndebele is with them as liaison officer for Angelique, be far enough away and under cover to survive the coming 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. Angelique is also up to other things, not explaining much to a very concerned Foxtrot, flying a Super Frelon helicopter to launch a separate rescue mission for a captured agent inside Zimbabwe, a place where she evaded MIG-21s the week before during Code Name Mel’s Choice and Code Name Halloween 38. Foxtrot is furthermore worried about the air cover, Zimbabwean (ex-SAAF) Aérospatiale Alouette gunships, above the chasers, trying to corner the running Special Forces Team. They too need to be shot down before they can find the hidden artillery waiting for them. Code Name Anika is the 27th book of the popular GMJ Series.
In this book, Code Name Moonlight, we take a hard look at counter espionage more than our usual subject, espionage. It is seldom that you find someone liking both fields, they two groups usually 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 playing with human lives, chess, the game of spymasters, with the best. There are also standing death warrants, you see someone on it, you will take the shot and make an end, no questions asked. The 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 and Special Forces on the ground, where they should be, find that fellow, and “paints” his house for an airstrike, it is “wet work.” If you can get close to a 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. Frequently, a submarine is used but that too 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. Where a spy gathering vessel, a converted trawler or whatever, can be denied, a formal warship cannot be. I recall Mr Trump, the US President, stating that the media “wants him to attack a Russian spy vessel” found next to the US Atlantic coast, dismissing the notion as ridiculous. Such spy vessels are seldom attacked directly and never by warships if attacked, it will be done by other means. This is what happens here. Angelique Dawson finds out that a rendezvous is about to take place, she wants the spy vessel captured. But there is a double bluff, she is the real target and she ends up fighting for her life.
Description: Spymaster extraordinaire, Angelique Dawson and her team are in Zululand, South Africa. 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 but she may be heading into a trap. The enemy agents may be setting the rendezvous up via broken communication lines to expose a friendly agent inside their ranks, one reporting to Angelique. They may also be after Angelique herself. Her long-time bodyguard and later husband, former Police Special Forces Company Commander, Geoffrey Foxtrot is doing his best to keep Angelique safe. With the help of his best friend, legendary Special Forces officer, Geelslang Peter Ndebele, they set up an ambush for the enemy vessel. They use the MV Triggerfish, a smallish civilian vessel, for the ambush. 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 commences as Triggerfish replies in kind. Nevertheless, the intelligence vessel is torpedoed by someone just as Angelique is about to win the gun battle. Code Name Moonlight is the 29th book of the popular GMJ Series.
In this book, we take a hard look at maritime intelligence gathering, using ultra quiet submarines to penetrate defences and capturing enemy secrets. It saddens me, I said this in other GMJ Books also, that the South African Military’s capabilities are not understood nor respected by the West because of a lack of knowledge. Many of the readers responded with astonishment. Worryingly, many were members or former members of the US Military, and they did not know even the basics of the threat because their professors and leaders don’t know. They never knew that the country manufactured nuclear weapons and deployed them, operationally but never used, by 1978 (see Code Name Angel). They never knew that the entire MRAP vehicle system of the US Military is based on South African technology, dating back to 1974, when the landmine was tamed first. They never knew about the South African Air Force, closely modelled on the Israeli one, after all, a South African Jew was offered command of the Israeli Air Force when it came into existence and the two countries very close during Apartheid. They never knew that it was a South African, Dick Lord, flying Phantom IIs for the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm that developed the Top Gun & Red Flag concepts. Nor did they know that we obtained and kept a 1,000 to 1 kill ratio in Angola for 18 years, making us the most successful counter insurgency experts in the world. The above seriously stressed the Soviet Union, preventing more weapons to reach Afghanistan. They never knew about the South African Navy, small but efficient with modern warships and silent diesel-electric Type 209 submarines, closely modelled on the Royal Navy. In Code Name Ghost, I explain how the South African submarines are used, they are not in any way, shape or form, ceremonial only, they are deadly weapons of war manned by excellent crews. Since 1969, only 1,050 submariners qualified for service, an elite group. The submarines are around, God knows where and very capable of working with Special Forces and secret agents. And then there is the Chinese Navy connection which should worry you, they are moving in relentlessly, cutting your sea routes.
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 Navy into a major naval base by way of an ultra-quiet South African Navy Type 209 diesel-electric submarine. 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 is a suspected underwater minefield and SOSUS line waiting as well as two enemy attack submarines, one Russian and one Chinese. Besides all this, she suspects that an enemy agent inside Naval HQ in Pretoria, already betrayed the mission, that the submarine is expected. 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, Major Geoffrey Foxtrot, and make her way overland. In addition, she is planning something else, so bizarre, that she is not telling the narrator, Foxtrot. Code Name Ghost is the 31st book of the popular GMJ Series.
The GMJ Books are in no way your normal spy fiction stories, I don’t write “normal.” Some call them policy analyses, others say that they opened a new world to the reader, my world. In the end, it is for yourself to take in the knowledge dispensed or dismiss it, that is your choice and your prerogative. I am told that many readers found the books to be eye openers in weapons technology. 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 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 out performs the better-known US Hellfire in every possible way. This missile is exported to China and Russia and other countries and it will destroy all main battle tanks in existence. I made sure to take you through the tactical doctrine of firing a Mokopa in real world conditions.
We look at several subjects I wanted to highlight for you as I was shocked to read the other day that some of the most popular South African authors say that they have no messages to the readers in their books, they write for entertainment only. I find books without messages to be shallow and without purpose, written for sheep by sheep, an insult in some way. I always have messages in my books and that is by design and not by chance. I want the knowledge inside my books distributed, I want people to think about what they just read. In Code Name Alphabet 32, we look at date rape. We look at the symptoms, the treatment and general behaviour of the victim so that you would be able to recognise what is happening and save the poor girl. Then we look at surgical strike capability, something that NATO claim to have but don’t. Intelligence shows us that US drone strikes will miss their intended targets 96.5% of the time. There are on average two innocent civilians killed for every known terrorist. This is the most pathetic counter terrorism 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. 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.
Description: Spymaster extraordinaire, Angelique Dawson and her team are in the Lesotho Highlands, an independent former British Colony situated in the Maluti Mountains, entirely surrounded by South Africa, operating in snowy conditions. She is investigating if the famous Katse Dam can be sabotaged by terrorists as well as worrying rumours of a new cadre of leaders being trained by Zimbabwean Central Intelligence Organisation members, 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, Angelique 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 are the Mokopa, a deadly anti-tank missile system fitted with thermobaric warheads and they will flatten whatever they hit, this is no time to make an error of judgment. Current Special Forces members parachute in to assist. Code Name Alphabet 32 is the 33d book of the popular GMJ Series.
I know how controversial this book will be to many readers, upsetting even and I want it to be known that neither this book nor my views inside it, are to be construed as an outright hostile attack on American Servicemen, not at all. I don’t want misunderstandings, the accountability and responsibility for what are revealed in this book do not lie with the men and women on the ground but with those sending young Americans to battle with inferior weapons. I am daring to debunk an American (NATO also) military myth called QME or the “Qualitative Military Edge Doctrine.” The QME is something that every US General, Admiral, Congressman, Senator, President and Citizen hold as the holy grail of American Military Power and have been doing so for many years. It is in simplified terms that the US Military have better technology and better training and because of this, they will have the edge against any numerically superior enemy, i.e. Russia or China. But there is no QME anymore, period. The reverse is true. The rest of the world not only caught up with you technology wise but overtook you in many fields, very important ones, I will prove this statement time after time in this book, I say again, the QME is a myth. It does not matter whether you admire “Made in America” products or not, the question is: “What is the best right now?” It is not a subjective opinion but objective, i.e. “Is the Hellfire anti-tank missile the best in the world? Yes or No?” Answer: “No, the South African Denel Dynamics Makopa (aka ZT6) is better in every possible way and being sold to your enemies” – this is what this book is about and what you should know and don’t know, yet, you almost certainly have not heard of it before). And yes, you may check on the above statement or read Code Name Alphabet 32 where I describe to you the way that missile is used with an attack helicopter rated above the Boeing Apache Longbow (another shock, the Denel Rooivalk, so good that Boeing had to use political games to stop Britain from buying it) – or read Chapter 4 of this book for the short version.
Description: This is a book that is needed but an uncomfortable read to those believing that victory is a certainty and that the good guys always win. For decades, the US and NATO depended on the “QME” or “Qualitative Military Edge Doctrine.” 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, whoever, if a shooting war should break out. That is the myth and it is repeated constantly in the mainstream media and everywhere else, seen as facts as much as the sun will rise in the east tomorrow. There is no technical advantage, the rest of the world overtook the US and NATO in many military spheres as described in this book. It is further believed that in any future military confrontation, the QME will ensure victory for the US and NATO. That, and wild out of control spending which is also held as the holy grail: “We are outspending everyone else by a very large margin, several times, hence, we must win.” The QME does not exist anymore and this book exposes it to be false and was false for many years now. NATO, for instance, never had air superiority in Europe during the 1980s, never, and the lie is explained in some detail. A sombre look on what is really going on behind the lies of the Merchants of Death. A book worth reading if interested in military history and expert contemporary political & military analyses available to few without high security clearances. The statistics may be researched and should be researched by the reader. 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.
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"When you hear a story, you remember, when you see the PowerPoint slides so beloved by Western Militaries, you forget within minutes and fall asleep. We don’t do boring and we count success by results, not money wasted or tons of bombs dropped, we want to win at any cost payable by the enemy." Major Geoffrey Foxtrot