Countless clusters of stars look down mockingly, causing me to feel embarrassed by my childish outburst. The stars abruptly disappear and I realise Manny has rolled us over into the free fall position.
Somewhere, 30,000 feet below, hidden in the dark lies Slovenia; and the man we had come to get.
We drop rapidly through the black void, reaching terminal velocity of 176feet per second. The ice cold air tears at my body relentlessly and I feel as though my brain is frozen. All I want is the tandem canopy to open up and slow us down…
Robert Munro is a big man with a big heart, and endless courage to match. Two years earlier he had fled the horrors of Bosnia barely alive, but with the deaths of two comrades on his conscience.
A letter from the MI6 man who he openly despised, arrives like a bolt out of the blue. The money on offer for his alpine skills to guide an SAS hit team into the Balkans is an offer he cannot refuse. Their target is a man who had struck fear and loathing into his heart during his earlier forays into Bosnia.
Vladimir Vulkonic; the monster who instigated a modern day holocaust in a Bosnian town, close to the Serbian border.
The SAS mandate is simple: Locate Vulkonic and bring him out to face international justice for his war crimes – or liquidate him.
Robert is not alone in his quest for vengeance. Eight thousand souls from the town of Srebrenica; men and boys exterminated in the name of ethnic cleansing, ride on his shoulder. Their tortured cries for justice relentlessly fill his consciousness.
He finds himself returning to the Balkans to realise two obsessions which had never left him. The first is to avenge the death and despair wrought upon innocent children who were unwilling participants in the horror that was Bosnia. The second is to realise the secret love for a beautiful English woman that he had harboured for two years. It was a love so secret he had kept it from himself – until now.
He had come back to get two people: Vladimur Vulkonic the butcher of Bosnia, and the lovely Caroline Mounsey, who until now had remained tantalisingly beyond his reach.
‘WHEN ANGELS WEEP.’ A fast moving story, continuing from where ‘ESCAPE FROM BOSNIA’ left off. This is a powerful tale of fear, death and courage against insurmountable odds.
Will Robert Munroe finally succeed in his pursuit of happiness, and would the nightmares cease? Will he stay alive to achieve both??
For him this is not only a physical journey in an effort to find his true self – it is a journey of consciousness that each of us must undertake to escape the clutches of mortal fear and limitation.