First Into Action Again is the sequel to Duncan Falcner's best-selling first autobiography, First Into Action. The story begins where the first book ended, with Falconer leaving the Special Boat Service, after a slew of adventures, to embark on what turned out to be a new life filled with many more exciting exploits, more than he had in the SBS, and where he was often, once again, the first into action.
Within days of leaving the SBS he was recruited by a company that conducted specialised tasks, many of them filtered down through MoD sources. Tasks included heading alone into the hills of northern Spain to spend many months training Basque police recruits, turning them into an anti-terrorist force to combat the notorious terrorist organisation, ETA. Another task, that came from British military intelligence, was as a lone undercover operator on the QE2 during a terrorist threat on a transit from Southampton to New York.
While on my way to Mexico to become involved in Kidnap and Ransom resolution tasks he ended up in Los Angeles, Hollywood, where he wrote my first screenplay. It was 1 of 8 purchased by Warner Brothers, which led to him penning a dozen low budget movies and creating a TV show that ran for 5 years.
After 9/11, filled with an urge to get back into action, he joined a private security company made up mostly of former SAS and SBS that specialised in taking highprofile correspondents into conflicts zones such as Palestine, Afghanistan, Iraq, and the darkest parts of Africa. He spent the next 15 years operating in the most dangerous places on earth while at the same time writing ten novels, most of them based on his experiences.
He progressed to Crisis Responder for several multinational corporations and enjoyed successes managing Kidnap and Ransoms, his highlight the emergency evacuation of a major airline's 200 personnel when ISIS threatened to invade the city. He took Ted Turner, Kofi Annan and Tony Bourdain into Palestine, shook hands with Yasser Arafat, has taken Anderson Cooper into the mountains of the Congo in search of a rebel general, a CNN crew into the heart of battle in Liberia and flew to Human Rights Watch in Moscow to help it manage the most dangerous piece of information it has ever possessed, serious enough to threaten the lives of every member of the office
After an upbringing in an orphanage in North London he moved to Battersea where he lived and went to school and at 17 joined the Royal Marines. Due to a series of unusual circumstances he found himself attending the Special Boat Squadron selection in Poole, Dorset at just 19 years old. Out of almost 150 men, he and 8 others managed to get through the gruelling selection course. He subsequently went on to serve a dozen years in the SBS, many of them as an anti-terrorist undercover operator.He was a pioneer of modern maritime counter terrorism and was involved in operations during the Falklan...
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