Freedom. How far would you go to win yours?
A nation stolen; the people enslaved. After two long wars, the conqueror is weak. The subjugated must rise up and seize the moment, no matter the cost. It’s now or never.
The empire is slipping away. Their forefathers fought and died for it. If defeated, their sacrifices will have meant nothing and the once great nation will become a footnote to history. All is at risk.
Algeria 1954. French paratroopers once again lead the fight. But this is no ordinary enemy. The rebels attack from the shadows but live in plain sight in the Casbah, among the people. This is urban warfare at its worst. Everyone is suspect. Nobody is safe.
Will France’s elite soldiers be up for the task? How far will they go to find the rebel leaders and squash the rebellion?
Unable to wage a conventional war, the Algerians take the fight to the streets of Paris using their secret weapon — three beautiful sirens. They strike where it will hurt the most...
Based on true events, Café Wars is historical fiction at its best. A tale of millions of lives hanging in the balance, along with the soul of a nation.
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"A historical novel that reads like a modern political thriller, full of exciting action, larger-than-life characters, and unforgettable events." — Kirkus Reviews
"David Lee Corley establishes himself as one of the masters of the thriller genre with rock-solid characters and a great plot." — Readers' Favorite
"Not only are the characters compelling, but Corley skillfully builds tension with purposeful prose using sensory details and vivid descriptions." — Forward Clarion
"The book’s greatest strength, perhaps, lies in its precision and delivery. The author has clearly done his homework..." — BlueInk Review
About the Author
Born in 1958, David grew up on a horse ranch in Northern California breeding and training appaloosas. He has had all of his toes broken at least once and survived numerous falls and kicks from ornery colts and fillies. He started his writing career as a copyrighter in his early 20’s. In his 30’s, he moved to Malibu, California to live his dream of writing in the movie industry. He has written 24 screenplays of which 4 have been produced into motion pictures. He has also written numerous thrillers and historical fiction novels. He developed his simplistic writing style after reading Ernest Hemingway’s “The Old Man and The Sea” and Cormac McCarthy’s “No Country For Old Men.”