Peter Stiff, a London-born South African citizen and an old Africa hand, is a best-selling author of both fiction and non fiction. He lived in Zimbabwe (then Rhodesia) for 28 years, 20 of them as a regular policeman in the elite British South Africa Police, from which he retired as a superintendent in 1972. With the fall of Rhodesia and the rise of Mugabe and his ZANU-PF to political power, unwilling to live under a Marxist regime, he sold his share in a security business which he owned with a partner, and moved to South Africa in 1980, where he has lived ever since. The author of eleven books, he specialises in contemporary warfare and politics in the southern African sub-continent. He has written extensively on the bush war in the former Rhodesia, on the collapse of Portuguese power in Angola and Moçambique, the ongoing conflict in Angola and the Namibian bush war and much else as well. He is an acknowledged expert on Special Forces warfare in Africa and has been widely acclaimed as the foremost writer on counter-insurgency warfare in the region.
One newspaper reviewer once wrote of him '' . . . he knows the area (Africa) and its people with an intimacy that leaves the ordinary observer trailing far behind him . . . ''
Author of eleven books:-
The Covert War: Koevoet Operations in Namibia: 1979-1989
Selous Scouts: Top Secret War
See You in November: The Story of an SAS Assassin
Taming the Landmine
Nine Days of War: And South Africa's final days in Namibia
The Silent War: South African Recce Operations 1969-1994
Cry Zimbabwe: Independence Twenty Years On
Warfare by Other Means
Tommy Goes Home
The Rain Goddess
The Road to Armageddon