Louis: The Life of a Real Spy

By Derek Haines

Historical fiction, Action & adventure, Biography & memoir | Paperback, eBook


No one wants to be a spy. Circumstances create spies. For one young boy, there was no choice. This is the story of Teremun, who begins life in Cairo and becomes my friend "Louis" in a small country town in Australia, sixty years later. It is a story I've been wanting to tell for more than forty years. A story of a man who lived, and then disappeared from all memory. I felt this was unworthy of a man who had sacrificed his life for what he believed to be right. Not that he always was, but in his heart, he lived a life true to his morals and had an understanding of a side of life we will never know. Two world wars shaped his life, as they did for many others. Louis, however, moved through them, between them and after them as a chameleon — ever-changing and always re-inventing himself. He was a man of secrets. He was a man who had few friends, but a plethora of faceless enemies...


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No one wants to be a spy. Circumstances create spies. For one young boy, there was no choice. This is the story of Teremun, who begins life in Cairo and becomes my friend "Louis" in a small country town in Australia, sixty years later. It is a story I've been wanting to tell for more than forty years. A story of a man who lived, and then disappeared from all memory. I felt this was unworthy of a man who had sacrificed his life for what he believed to be right. Not that he always was, but in his heart, he lived a life true to his morals and had an understanding of a side of life we will never know. Two world wars shaped his life, as they did for many others. Louis, however, moved through them, between them and after them as a chameleon — ever-changing and always re-inventing himsel...


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Derek Haines is an author of genre fiction, essays and poetry. His works range from historical fiction with Louis, Eyes That Could Kill, to The Glothic Tales, a trilogy of history based science fiction farce, to dark contemporary romance, including One Last Love, Dead Men and For The Love Of Sam. His satirical essays and novellas such as My Take Away Vampire and An Uneducated View of Sex, Food and Politics then clearly fall into the tongue in cheek genre.


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Derek Haines is an author of genre fiction, essays and poetry. His works range from historical fiction with Louis, Eyes That Could Kill, to The Glothic Tales, a trilogy of history based science fiction farce, to dark contemporary romance, including One Last Love, Dead Men and For The Love Of Sam. His satirical essays and novellas such as My Take Away Vampire and An Uneducated View of Sex, Food and...


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