Afghan Heat is a fast paced story of an SAS operative based on real operations in Afghanistan. From SAS selection through to a tour on the battlefields of Afghanistan. The book follows individual operations where special forces, aircraft, and the latest surveillance technology are fused together - in order to capture key figures or simply take out an enemy stronghold.
The books account is both gritty and graphical as it follows the SAS, battling at times against overwhelming odds in a hostile country. Fighting a war hardened enemy with years of experience fighting occupying forces. Even these elite soldiers with advanced weaponry and immense fire support at their disposal are put to the ultimate test of skill and courage fighting in the ‘Stan.’
Good read but awful spelling.
As the title suggests, the book was a good read and very enjoyable but the lack of punctuation and poor spelling let it down a bit. I know I'm not the greatest having suffered with dyslexia all my life but either way, for the price I'd say its well worth a read. I really hope to find more books like this as the SAS is something I hold close to my heart.
Afghan Heat was a really good read, fast paced and well written, good mixture of facts and information and a book that many will enjoy. The book seems to match up with known details of what the SAS are doing Afghanistan. The factual element is obvioulsy written by an author who knows his stuff and can convey it well to a non technical audience. Each chapter is a seperate discrete story. The book opens up with action before going on with how the author came to be in the SAS. Some chapters felt a little short. However, that may only be a small detail that is easily ovecome, with the gripping action blended in with various facts so really understand what is going on as well as leanring some intersting facts like how cheap and easily availablew the AK47 is. These sodliers are heros as all those out in Afghanistan. The fact that this book donates to Help For Heros is another plus point.
Hard to read
Although this book has the potential to be an interesting and worthwhile read, the sheer volume of grammatical errors and poorly constructed sentences that are often just phrases maker this book very difficulty to enjoy. I entirely blame the publisher rather than the author as they really should know better.