The Red Cliffs of Zerhoun

Matt Bracken is in the process of putting the finishing touches on his latest novel, The Red Cliffs of Zerhoun. It will be available for purchase shortly.

Matt says the book is “a historical novel set in the near future.” It tells the story of Muslim raiders who use a converted long-range fishing vessel to kidnap 67 Irish and English girls from a private Catholic school in southwestern Ireland. Ironically, the primary motive for sending the girls to the school was to keep them safe from greater dangers elsewhere. The action focuses on a small private group led by a retired SAS colonel who travel to Morocco to rescue the hostages.

An excerpt from the The Red Cliffs of Zerhoun was posted here last December.

7 thoughts on “The Red Cliffs of Zerhoun

  1. My God how close Hitler really came to “uniting” Europe. The “youngest” french prescedent with clapped out feminism by his slide. Whatever will be will be within the next decadent. Let pen has written.

  2. kfg- Your link notes that the Sack of Baltimore was commanded by a Dutch captain, so I am guessing that in addition to the Barbary pirates doing what they did for centuries (capturing and enslaving Europeans) there was an element of Anglo-Dutch rivalry.

  3. There has already been an excellent book written on the subject. The Stolen Village: Baltimore and the Barbary Pirates
    by Des Ekin

  4. It might be interesting to note that in Libya – after it was ‘democratised’ and ‘liberated’ from Ghaddafi – slave markets have begun to function absolutely openly. For the time being, most of those sold there are not Irish and English girls, but would-be migrants from black Africa. But if things go on like they do white slaves will also appear there. Just like in the bad old days of Ottoman Turkey.

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