Our Man in Kuwait

Kuwait 1960. With Soviet backing Iraq plans to invade.

Gordon Carlisle lives in the expat community of Ahmadi with little to worry about other than when to next don his dinner jacket.

Following contact by an MI6 agent everything changes.

Even marriage to his beautiful new wife Anita breaks down as he becomes a suspect in a chain of deaths in the Protectorate.

Ian Fleming’s time in Kuwait is recorded at first hand as Britain prepares to meet head on the Iraqi forces.


‘★★★★★  ‘A brilliant marriage of fact and fiction’  Hamish de Bretton-Gordon OBE, world chemical weapons expert and author of Chemical Warrior

‘Only a novelist with Louise Burfitt-Dons’s colourful childhood and universal experience, (born in Kuwait, lived in many places between Kent and Australia) could brilliantly mange to embroider factual geographic, natural, historic and commercial details on the fictional fabric. Adel Darwish.

★★★★★  ‘Does for Kuwait what Casablanca did for Morocco.’ Trip Fiction 

‘Romance, thrill, the spy who came from the heat, James Bond of Arabia’  The Middle East News

‘A swirling spy thriller…. Ian Fleming’s connection with Middle Eastern spies… life as it was in Kuwait as the British Empire era drew to an end’  London Loves Business Books

‘Riveting.’ The Independent

‘Compelling and credible. A page turner.’ Mail on Sunday

‘Wonderfully written thriller. Brilliant constructed plot.’ Ellie Midwood, USA Today bestselling author of The Girl From Berlin

★★★★★ ‘Wonderful and gentle thriller. I loved everything about the book’  Rob Ford

‘A great mix of small town politics and big power plays’ Karen SmytheLibrary Journal

‘Captivating’  Toni Obsorne Reviews

★★★★★ ‘Mulled the drama over for days. Thrilling-Eunice’ Netgalley

‘Intriguing mix of historical fact and fiction to keep you wanting to learn more.’ Jackie, Netgalley

★★★★★  ‘A terrific story’ Bookstr

‘It kept me up way past my normal bedtime, I had to finish it’ Laurie Robertson