'A gritty, speedball run ... it plugs the reader straight into the blood and guts of the action' -- The Times
'A highly-charged, action filled, adrenalin-pumped, page-turning read that, frankly, knocks the socks off all previous British accounts in this genre' -- Sunday Telegraph
'The most vivid account ever of total combat on Iraq's frontline' -- The Sun
'This book may upset the system, but it's a story that should be
told ... their story matches any act of heroism in British history and
they've earned their right to be heard.'
-- MARK SPICER, author of Illustrated Manual of Sniper Skills
'You can taste the dust and cordite. One of the best first-hand
accounts of combat that I've ever read.'
-- ANDY McNAB
From the Back Cover
'Contact front! Contact front!' Immediately we were down on our
knees and aggressively returning fire. Then we slipped away into pairs.
While one bloke got up and sprinted 10 feet back up the alleyway, the other
emptied all the rounds he could in the direction of the gunmen. Then the
pair swapped roles. Fire and Manouevre, fire and manouevre.
It was like the bank robbery scene in 'Heat'. It's amazing how well you
remember it all when you need to. But still the RPK poured lead at us. A
whole burst went straight between Smudge's legs as he was stopping to turn
and cover me.
'Average?!' I said as we looked at each other in amazement. Then we
carried on ...