Guy Clinton may or may not, be the real name of the author. When you finish reading this book you will understand why he has taken the precaution of remaining obscure.
However he is male and grew up in a middle class, middle of the road family who moved to the Middle East in his mid-teens. Here he encountered his first dead person, lying in a gutter in Bahrain. The man had died from starvation and it left a lasting impression on him. Since then he has lived in many parts of the world including California, Spain, Holland and Australia. He is a passionate advocate of freedom, fishing and fine food - a superb cook.
The first time I met him in 2003, he told me the strange story of Dr David Kelly, adding that he felt the man who died trying to stop the second Iraq war deserved a medal for his bravery. The second time, we worked together editing film scripts in California, where he has developed a well-deserved reputation for writing powerful humour. If you enjoy comedy movies, there is a high chance you have already laughed at him.
He started writing this thriller four years ago. I have been involved in it from the start and I know he will not enjoy me saying this, but it must be said: He is a remarkable author. Remarkable not because he can write a superb thriller, and not because he is a researcher with a mania for the truth, but because he has an unhinging ability to perceive the future. He is prescience - the only one I have ever met who does not wear a cloak of ambiguity or trickery when he nails his shirt to the mast. He denies this, saying 'It's commonsense.'
It is the most uncommon sense I have ever witnessed.
There are many things that are not in this book. We made him remove them because they occurred after he wrote them but before publication The fall of the Euro, fixed term parliaments, even Obama campaigning under the banner ‘Change’. As I look through my files, it’s quite a list. I first read them in the book outline some years ago and at the time I thought them far-fetched. I now know they have actually occurred. Certainly, everyone involved must be as shocked as I am about that aspect - it is truly remarkable. For two items he baulked at taking out three of us teamed up against him and made him date them!
Given the recent events in the Middle East, I know now that many of the ideas he left in will follow the same path. That is the good news Guy - change is accelerating. You were right about that too but wrong about the rate: it’s breathtaking. It has even made a cynic like me realize that all is now possible.
For someone who knows him as I do (see above) it is dangerously uplifting to read ‘Our Destiny Secret’ at the end of this book so I suggested he take it out as it seemed a step too far. He replied that was the single reason he had gone to the trouble of writing an entertaining book - for that one chapter. The book is designed to get people thinking and talking about where our destiny lies and, where it is dangerous to go looking.
As I write I can see a bottle of 1960 Premier cru Taittinger in the wine rack opposite me – your favourite champagne, Guy. It has your name on it but, you must drink it here.
Till then, then.
Take good care of him, Britain. It requires courage past the point of foolishness to write this. To present this level of truth. In the initial stages of the book's release, when only a few have read it, I think Guy stands in a position of great personal harm and danger.
Please ensure he comes to no harm.
John Simons, Shark Bay California, April 2011
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