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I was there!
on 8 August 2011
A riveting read, Brendan Martin's descriptive writing captures the imagination so much so I could hear the sound of weapons being made ready as he builds up the tension prior to an ambush or section attack.
intelligently and eloquently written Martin develops sub plots and keeps the reader's attention throughout, he forthrightly reveals the horror of conflict but in the context of fighting against injustice, crime and international corruption. Rather than glorify violence he reveals the often brutal but necessary reaction against it, to maintain a semblance of humanity. the mental anguish and effect on the ordinary soldier are frankly revealed, which should not be forgotten. Hero is a much maligned word these days yet those who deserve the accolade are often the ones who are forgotten behind the headlines, whose deeds are performed in the grip of fear isolation and hopeless odds.you will meet these men among men within its pages.
Having completed the book I feel I was there, and would not have missed it, and nor should you, get a copy today