What makes a man risk his life, over and over again, for a few moments of pleasure?
Young Marc lives in an emotionally charged and volatile home environment that sets him on a path to psychological chaos and drug addiction. As a balm for his low self-esteem he develops a need for danger and puts himself in dangerous, sometimes deadly situations. He is just seventeen when he steals his first aircraft. A year later he joins the Air Force where he takes a helicopter for a joyride. He is caught and given a second chance in a fighter training squadron. One Sunday afternoon he decides to take a fighter jet for a joyride.
Marc deserts the Air Force but is caught trying to leave the country. He learns that he will be charged for treason and executed so he makes a daring escape. He is caught and put in a secure facility where he makes another audacious escape. He is caught and thrown into solitary confinement for three years. To pass the time in his cell, he flies imaginary planes. On the verge of insanity, Marc makes one last flight where he discovers the reason for his turbulent life.
On the way to his court martial he escapes and vows to start a new life.
A Serpent’s Conscience was an unexpected gem of a read for me!
I read the blurb and was intrigued, it is a biography that is emotional and hard-hitting in placed. The book illustrates exactly what a life of abuse can lead to and it was definitely one that made me sit up and read it without putting it down.
The book was addictive and very well written but be warned it is dark in places and the author has done a great job of talking about the subjects – it does include abuse, rape and self-harm but they need to be in the book to show how the author ended up on the path of self-destruction and it does show how not everyone has an easy ride in life and the consequences can be harrowing.
It is 4 stars from me for this one, I am assuming, and hoping that there will be a follow up book from how the story was left – highly recommended!
Some say Claude Saayman is a genius, others say he is just a no-good criminal but very few know that he is one of the greatest impostors of all time. He spent three years in solitary confinement before escaping and starting a new life. Without so much as a high school diploma, he worked as a Surgeon, Engineer Airline Executive and managed a multi-billion-dollar project.
Claude learned the basics of writing in James Patterson’s Masterclass, yet his style has been described as reminiscent of Romain Gary.
To learn more about Claude and his extraordinary life, visit him online at thegreatestimpostor.com.
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