Former British commando Simon Mann has published Cry Havoc, the story of his life as an international mercenary, written in the style of an adventure thriller.
After his involvement in an attempted coup in oil-rich Equatorial Guinea seven years ago he spent five years in African jails before being pardoned in 2009.
He spoke to Stephen Sackur about his motivations for agreeing to lead the foiled coup.
You can watch the full interview on BBC World News on Monday 7 November at 03:30 GMT, 08:30 GMT, 15:30 GMT and 20:30 GMT. And on BBC News Channel on Monday 7 November at 04:30 GMT and on Tuesday 8 November at 00:30 GMT.
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Read Stephen Sackur's story about the
remote new capital being constructed at vast expense
deep in the jungle of Equatorial Guinea.