Major BS and the Illegal Immigrants


Major Jeremy Billycock-Smythe never asked for a helicopter to take away his dreams and make him one of the most hated characters in funny fiction. What he really wanted was money, a knighthood and for everyone to call him Major B.S. 

The book is set around Canberra, Australia though two of the key characters come from London. 

If you enjoy a bit of schadenfreude, you'll appreciate seeing Major B.S. getting his comeuppance while the man he bullies and belittles emerges as the real hero of the novel. 

SYNOPSISThings start going wrong for Major B.S. when he accidentally brings 12 illegal immigrants into the country. Then he finds out the historic grazing property owned by his eighth wife is under threat of bankruptcy. 

The downward spiral continues after he summons his one-eared former sergeant, Billy Baxter, from England. The plan is for him to help the major convert an old shearing shed to accommodate executives he's signed up for a training course, which he hopes will solve their financial woes. But Major B.S. never banked on the illegal immigrants re-entering his life to make things even more complicated. 

When Major BS and Bax start seeing a mysterious helicopter, Major BS takes it as confirmation someone is moving in on his neighbour who simply must be shady -- and decides to take matters into his own hands. He's sure his heroism will hurry his knighthood along. 

Throw in a bunch of other eccentric characters, a spot of Morris dancing, and the implosion of Major B.S.'s latest marriage, and this story will have you chuckling and guessing what could possibly happen next. 


The novel is also now available as a print-on-demand hardcopy book. It's only available in the USUKGermanyFranceSpainItaly and Japan stores though. (sorry fellow Aussies, this is out of my control).

Major B.S.

© John Martin