This is the story of a Yorkshire lad, who, aged three, was taken to live in South Africa.
A rapscallion, or worse, Peter Conway came to the attention of the Johannesburg police and then, the South African Defence Force.
As Peter's scrapes escalated, he was shrewdly manipulated into serving, first the Apartheid South African Government and then, following Nelson Mandela's assumption of the Presidency, the new masters of this achingly beautiful land.
Intelligence officer, infantryman in the Bush War in Angola, Hells Angel, brothel keeper, drug smuggler and mercenary, Peter was all these and more. In 2004, together with Simon Mann, Mark Thatcher and others, Peter participated in the Wonga Coup, the failed attempt to overthrow the Government of Equatorial Guinea. Finally, the venality and cynicism of modern South African governance became too much and in 2012, aged forty-six, Peter abandoned the land of his dreams to live in England and write this memoir. Thy Will be Done discloses a frighteningly violent dysfunctionality, bordering upon anarchy, both in present-day South Africa and elsewhere in that continent.
It is no read for the faint-hearted, but for those interested in one of the fastest growing and yet most dangerous parts of our world, it's a must.