Gritty, but witty, description of life and death on the front line in Afghanistan, by the bestselling author of BULLET MAGNET.
Now Zad, Afghanistan: a small unit of British soldiers are beseiged on a hilltop, surrounded by Taliban. There is no way out but through ambush country, on roads full of IEDs. In any case, the British have no intention of running: they have promised the local population that they are here to stay. But every day the attacks on their position become more daring, the shells more accurate. It is only a matter of time before someone gets hurt...
This is the gritty but life-affirming story of how Britain's most highly decorated frontline soldier led his men through two tours in Afghanistan. Through rocket strikes and IED attacks, drugs busts, ambushes and full scale battles, Mick Flynn's first priority has always been to get his men out alive. But it is an ambition he can't promise to live up to...
Its first class for a military person like myself but amazing for an in sight of his time in Afghanistan if you dont know anything at all.
Truly worth the read engrossing from the first minute
An amazing grass roots account of the daily struggle in Afghanistan told by the epitome of a first class British army NCO. A hollywood storyline could not compete with the heroics displayed by the men in this book, all told with the typical British army humour we crease out at. 10/10