Laydeez and Gennelmen, May I present the latest mega-Walt Niall Arden. As you will see from the book synopsis, he's a pretty tough hombre and here's what he says about himself on his agent's web-site: Alas the truth is slightly more prosaic. I won't use his real name here - yet - but I can tell you that in reality, his only commissioned service in the British Army was a 10-month period as a probationary 2nd Lt in the Essex ACF in 1990. My sources tell me that his advance for this book was a high-ish five-figure sum. Under his real name, a previous book he had written about how the Pyramids were some kind of markers for extra-terrestrials had to be withdrawn after five days because of multiple complaints of plagiarism. His advance for that one was not unadjacent to Â£75,000. No one escapes the curse of Arrse!