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I don't think the OP mentioned that the character was a copper? I still reckon he should be a PI, but perhaps a rookie cop before joining the army - that could give him a more plausible "history".Perhaps 14 Int type secret unit "model" but apply it to the Middle East for your AQ angle.
RMP? They have CPU blokes who would be in ME doing attaché protection type stuff? Has your police angle (a bit jack reacher though).
There's also a US unit called the Intelligence Support Activity which has some interesting back stories to it. Shouldn't be hard to apply those to a fictitious British situation. Both of those units, being less "bangy" may be more likely to yield candidates like your police character?
I like the way you're thinking. I think he should be a multi handicapped transgender lesbian too.Be different and make him a former All Quaeda lieutenant who came to UK as a refugee and is now a trusted member of the security forces while running cells of like minded fellows via his mosque. And he should be black. And gay.
That way you can celebrate diversity, be multi culti right on etc etc
1998 saw the Desert Fox raids against Sadam's NBC capabilities, staged from by the RAF and USAF. RAF Tornado GR4s operated from UK bases in Saudi Arabia (Prince Sultan's Air BAse, al Kharj - incidentally, the home town of bin Laden's mother); Ali Al Salem in Kuwait, and from Muharraq in Bahrain. Foot print was 99% RAF; a handful of Royal Engineers, RLC posties, some CBRN specialists (in Kuwait).Firstly I would like to add that I am hugely respectful of the armed forces. My grandad served in the army all over the globe in World War II, and my dad served in Northern Ireland and Germany.
I am writing a book that is basically about a detective. But in this particular chapter I want something defining to happen to him - like a call to action - which I want to occur when the character is serving in the army (character born in 1976) in 1998. I also want the character to be serving in some kind of special ops army unit capacity.
The most applicable setting I have found that I could add as the setting of this chapter is 1998 and the emergence of Al Qaeda. Perhaps my character could serve in some secret operation to bring down a fiction right hand man to Bin Laden in 1998?
Any insight or advice would be greatly appreciated.
(Obviously feel free to put this post in another area of the forum if I have posted incorrectly - thanks)
Sound track by Tony Ferrino.To be honest, no one reads books anymore, lets just cut to the chase and write the screenplay adaption.
Jack wakes up in a messy bedroom, you can see various sailor tats on his muscled torso, this is how we know he is ex Navy. There is a beautiful girl in bed with him. He gets up and quietly gets dressed as she sleeps, holstering his 9mm pistol which was on the bedside table.
She wakes up to see him walking out the door.
Girl: "When will I see you again?" (French or Eastern European accent)
Jack: "You won't."
He walks out the door and the scene cuts to him jumping on a cool as **** motorbike and speeding off, possibly popping a wheelie. (Might need to get a stunt man for this bit).
There is a guy handcuffed to a chair in an abandoned warehouse. A single fluorescent tube is flickering and you can hear Timothy Spall on the phone.
Timothy Spall: "Listen I don't give a **** what Jonny said, I'm not ******* Jonny am I? Just bring him here alive alright?"
He slams the phone down and emerges from behind a desk. He turns the bloke handcuffed to the chair.
Timothy Spall: "I've just sent the Turk to get your brother, you might be less reluctant to tell me where the money is when he gets here."
The bloke starts to shake and twitch in his chair, visibly distressed. Timothy Spall, puts some classical music on and starts sharpening a big knife.
I think he should have a stolen, top secret advanced supersonic helicopter with stealth capabilities
Brilliant! He could be a red haired Afghan who's blown himself up, and while recovering he discovered the real reason he'd always enjoyed it when it was his turn on Thursdays, as deep down he'd always wanted to be a woman. The feel of the rough cloth of the burka on his nipples was what he craved....and ginger
I read detective and made an assessment. If I didn't read detective, then I want a pay out if he/she writes one inI don't think the OP mentioned that the character was a copper? I still reckon he should be a PI, but perhaps a rookie cop before joining the army - that could give him a more plausible "history".
You mean it would be a wolf of the air? interesting.... An alternative would be an advanced police helicopter which despite it's 'whisper mode' would be named something 'thunder' perhaps blue could be slipped into the title to link with the police?But it looks like a civvy copter until it need to get all worry.
Sort of a Wolf in Sheep's clothing you could say.