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A hauntingly, heart-wrenching true story about a soldier’s conflict with the love of his life and his own secret identity.

A gripping tale that takes the reader into Mick Thompson’s innermost thoughts and his emotional turmoil during his heroic survival in Egypt’s Western Desert war, and after his return home to New Zealand in 1945.

To escape reality, Mick transforms himself in the quiet gloom of his attic room into a secret persona that he goes to extreme lengths to hide. But as he settles back into civilian life after WWII, he is confronted by the love affair with his neighbour’s wife.
Gripping and beautifully written, this fascinating insight into this soldier’s private obsession is handled with sensitivity and integrity, delivering a true story that’s hard to put down.

Reader Reviews:  No Ordinary Man had me riveted from cover to cover. An amazing insight into this fascinating man’s life, loves and tragedies. I was disappointed when it finished

A well written well researched book by Nicky Webber. It was a fascinating read of a soldier’s life in WW2. Mick was a man among men, who carried his secret with him. It was by equal measure happy and sad. I enjoyed this book immensely. No Ordinary Story

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this amazing story. It is incredibly well researched and beautifully written.  The characterization is brilliant. No Ordinary Man describes the life and innermost thoughts and emotions of a war hero during his years of military service. I highly recommend this book.
As I read the book I was unable to put it down. Such an intriguing story with many twists and turns. Well done. A truly remarkable story.
I really enjoyed getting to know Mick. The detail in the book has been so well researched and Mick as a person came to life for me.

 It only took a few chapters for me to connect with this book. I had to keep on reading – from the brutalities of war to the tenderness of enduring friendships and unusual alliances. This book gripped me on a number of levels. 

The trials and tribulations of being a front-line soldier in the most extreme conditions of war, with the imminent possibility of injury or death makes horrifying reading, yet these experiences were endured as his lot in life. This is a love story too and after the war, Mick appears to be typical hard-working Kiwi bloke, a good tradesman and madly in love with his neighbour’s wife. This is a fascinating story, and the knowledge that it is all true makes it all the more incredible. Nicky Webber has captured the three lives of Mick – soldier, tradesman, stylish woman – in a very believable and understanding way. I enjoyed it immensely.