RICHARD BELFIELD is an award winning television producer/director, author and playwright. His television programmes have won prizes on both sides of the Atlantic. As well as Terminate With Extreme Prejudice he is the author of Can You Crack the Enigma Code? He wrote the libretto for an opera, McNamara’s Medicine Show and the script for a Christmas pantomime, Hiawatha Rides Again, both of which were performed at the Theatre in the Mill, Bradford, England.
He is a Director of Fulcrum TV, a well established independent production company in London, and has made programmes for every British terrestrial channel as well as the National Geographic TV Channel, Discovery, the Arts & Entertainment Network and WGBH in the USA.
During the 1990’s, he was the New Statesman’s Internet correspondent, writing a weekly column long before the web had the global dominance it has today.
He has been interviewed on radio and television as an expert on assassination and has been a guest speaker for Le Monde Diplomatique, the Forensic Science Society and at an international conference organised by the National Security Agency in the USA.
He is a devoted father to his three children, divorced and living in south London. He is currently writing a new book, THE CONSULTANT, about the life and adventures of a kidnap consultant.
Hodder & Stoughton
SAS OPERATION STORM is the inside story - told by those who took part - of the greatest secret war in SAS history. The tipping point, Mirbat, South Oman, 19 July 1972 is one of the least-known yet most crucial battles of modern times. If the SAS had been defeated at Mirbat, the Russian and Chinese plan for a communist foothold in the Middle East would have succeeded, with catastrophic consequences for the oil-hungry West. SAS OPERATION STORM is a page-turning account of courage and resilience. Mirbat was a battle fought and won by nine SAS soldiers and a similar number of brave local people - some as young as ten years old - outnumbered by at least twenty-five to one. Roger Cole, one of the SAS soldiers who took part, and writer Richard Belfield have interviewed every SAS survivor who fought in the battle from the beginning to the end - the first time every single one of them has revealed their experience. SAS OPERATION STORM is a classic story of bravery against impossible odds, minute by minute, bullet by bullet.
From the earliest days of mankind, people have sought to pass on secret messages via code - and for almost as long, cryptographers have tried to break the codes. Most famous of all were those at Bletchley Park who managed to break the Nazis' 'unbreakable' Enigma code. This fascinating and intriguing book examines some of the most difficult codes in history that have withstood years of investigation and shows the reader how they too can learn to solve or create almost any code.
Inside the assassination game - what really goes on before the smokescreens go up? 'Assassination can seldom be employed with a clear conscience. Persons who are morally squeamish should not attempt it ...No assassination instructions should ever be written or recorded.' CIA Assassination manual, 1954 The cost of a bullet can be as little as 8 cents. Assassination has long been more common than anyone (particularly anyone in government) likes to admit - it is the great untold secret at the heart of the nation state.