An Unlikely Hero (An Alfie Bowman Book)

| February 12, 2014

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An Unlikely Hero (An Alfie Bowman Book)

Alfie Bowman has been heard to describe himself as a refugee from a failed life. An ordinary looking guy, who’s starting to lose his hair, he’s a little bit shorter than average, a little bit heavier than he should be, and a lot less fit than he really ought to be! At the ripe old age of 50, all he really wants to do is re-start his life and maybe do some writing. If only he could find something to write about! So he’s nothing special, and definitely not your typical all-action hero!

So when this particular ordinary guy stops in the pub for a couple of pints on the way home, the last thing he expects to have to do is save a stunning young woman half his age from a fracas with an enormous thug with huge fists! But then, as far as Alfie’s concerned, there are some things you can’t just stand by and ignore.

Waking up in hospital later that night he wonders if maybe getting involved wasn’t such a great idea after all – that guy in the pub did tell him he’d regret getting involved! But he soon learns that the beating he’d been given was nothing to do with events in the pub…

So who beat him up, and why? Who is the stunning young woman and what’s she doing in town?

Join ordinary guy Alfie Bowman in this the first of a series of stories. Meet his friends Positive Pete and Dry Biro. See how he outwits abrasive ex-wife Gloria, and deals with a close encounter with local gangster Nugent the Nutter. And how does this ‘refugee from a failed life’ manage to deal with a beautiful young woman who sweeps into his life?

And then there’s his attraction to gorgeous and mysterious neighbour Sophia. After a disastrous marriage he believes women are a mystery he’ll never really understand – he just knows that if he ever does get the girl she’s going to end up being disappointed! So, much as he would like to get to know the seemingly aloof and mysterious Sophia, he’s also having to deal with his own fear of getting involved. It’s a seesaw of confidence…

This is neither the longest, nor the greatest, story you’ll ever read, but it was never meant to be. It’s the first in a series that’s intended to be an entertaining read with a bit of mystery, a dash of pathos, a touch of romance and a good dollop of humour. You never know, you just might enjoy it!

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