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Born in Essex in 1964, Ross Kemp is best known as one half of the infamous Mitchell Brothers in BBC's EastEnders. Most recently, Kemp has received international recognition as an investigative journalist for his critically acclaimed and award-winning documentary series', which include Ross Kemp on Gangs (2006) and Ross Kemp in Afghanistan (2008). Ross Kemp in Afghanistan came about when Ross heard that his father's old regiment, 1st Battalion the Royal Anglian Regiment, were to be deployed in Helmand province. Filming took place over a year and followed the soldiers from their pre-deployment training to their return to the UK. The series won a Broadcast Award and was followed in 2009 by Ross Kemp: Return to Afghanistan, where Ross spent time with the men of 5 Scots, 16 Air Assault and the Royal Marines 45 Commando. Ross lives in London, is a keen rugby fan and is a Patron of Help for Heroes.
Explosive and gripping, Devil to Pay is the electrifying new action thriller from bestselling author Ross Kemp. When a high-flying soldier gets into a fight that goes wrong while on leave he loses his job and his wife and his life is going nowhere but can he make amends before it's too late?
Ross Kemp's fascinating guide of the worst places in the world. Want to know where to discover the perfect sunset in Fiji? How about a tropical paradise in St Lucia, or one of the world's beautiful natural wonders in the Alps? Well this is NOT the book for you. But if you want to know about meeting transvestite prostitutes in a South African prison, or being attacked for a can of tuna in the Congo, buying crack cocaine in a Venezuelan prison or being chased by dogs in a haunted house in Belize, then look no further. Ross Kemp has visited the worst places in the world, and here they are in all their horror - in a handy A to Z format. This is not one hell of a travel guide. This is a travel guide to hell.
To the people of Great Britain World War II was the deadliest and bloodiest war in history. Never before or since have so many people made such a personal sacrifice in the line of duty. Raiders tells the extraordinary true stories of six of the most daring special operations ever undertaken in warfare and the heroism of the people behind them. Operation Chariot was the most ambitious amphibious raid ever mounted by the British Forces. Attacking the heavily fortified dry dock at St Nazaire in German occupied France, an elite group of commandos battered their way through a maelstrom of bullets and incendiaries. Their boat is punctured by over a hundred shell holes, the dead and wounded lie all around them on the decks, but still their guns are blazing and still they press on... 'Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality that guarantees all others' Winston Churchill
Former Special Reconnaissance Regiment Sergeant Nick Kane always stands by his friends. So when an old comrade is leaned on by gangsters, Nick's only too happy to help. But Nick quickly finds himself cast headlong into a spiral of violence that will take him all the way to Mexico, searching for justice on the mean streets of Juarez - the most violent city on Earth. His mission: Kidnap the head of the vicious La Frontera drugs cartel and get him back to the UK to face trial for murder. All that's standing in his way is the cartel's four thousand trained soldiers, a corrupt army and police force and a former South African special forces colonel who has been paid to track him down. It will take all Nick's skill and courage to bring his man in. Moving Target is the gripping new thriller from Ross Kemp.
Ross Kemp has encountered conflict and warfare the world over, broadcasting from some of the most volatile military hot-zones. From meeting the world's deadliest gangsters, to perhaps his hardest assignment of all; embedded with the British Army in Afghanistan's Helmand province, where he witnessed some of the fiercest fighting of the conflict and was trained in the tactics they use to stay alive. Stationed with British forces for his award-winning television documentaries, Ross Kemp has not only experienced the terror and exhilaration of life on the frontline, but also the courage and leadership of today's servicemen and women. The plight of our Armed Forces is one especially close to his heart, and here for the first time Kemp tells the breathtaking stories of commandos, medics, submariners, fighter pilots, infantrymen, sailors and engineers in daring raids, stirring last stands and acts of extreme valour. British Fighting Heroes is Ross Kemp's personal tribute to some of the most remarkable men and women to have served in the British Armed Forces during the two World Wars, many of them unsung or forgotten. From Sgt Major Stan Hollis, D-Day's only VC winner, to Freddie Spencer Chapman the reluctant war hero who spent three years behind enemy lines in Burma fighting guerrilla warfare against troops, each account is an extraordinary tale of courage, adventure and patriotic sacrifice.
Deep in the heart of Rio, a new gang has emerged in the favelas. A gang with a sinister reputation, heavy-duty weaponry and a seemingly limitless drug supply. Recruited by the shady organization Trojan Industries, teenage tearaway Luiz Alves must gain initiation, infiltrate the gang and find out who's backing them. But with guns on every street corner and the threat of exposure - and brutal death - hanging over his head, Luiz's mission of discovery isn't his biggest problem. Staying alive is.
Ross Kemp risks all to tell the story of the British soldier in Ross Kemp on Afghanistan. He has played an East End hardman, an SAS soldier and investigated vicious world gangs. Now Ross Kemp is taking on perhaps his hardest assignment of all - the Taliban. In order to prepare for this life-threatening ordeal, Ross Kemp trains with the First Battalion Royal Anglians in England's subzero temperatures, practicing firing SA 80 rifles and .50 calibre machine guns, getting to know the soldiers and learning the tactics they use to stay alive. Sent with them to Camp Bastion in Afghanistan's Helmand province, he immerses himself fully: he endures the stifling heat, the constant threat of snipers, RPG attacks, suicide bombers and land mines. In short, he discovers first hand what it's like to fight on the frontline. It's the closest he's ever come to dying - bullets fizzing inches from his head as they hit the ground on either side of him. After two harrowing and arduous months Ross returns to England, but there is little relief to be had as he meets the mothers of soldiers killed in the conflict. Then in September 2008 he goes back to the war zone, to see how the men he grew so close to are faring, to check how many of them are still alive. Ross Kemp on Afganistan is a fascinating, horrifying and often moving insight into the brutal reality ordinary soldiers have to face in one of the world's most dangerous and volatile regions. Ross Kemp was born in Essex in 1964, to a father who was a senior detective with the Metropolitan Police and had served in the army for four years. He is a BAFTA award-winning actor, journalist and author, who is best known for his role of Grant Mitchell in Eastenders. His award-winning documentary series Ross Kemp on Gangs led to his international recognition as an investigative journalist.
Hard man Ross Kemp journeys into dark heart of some of the most notorious gangs on earth in Gangs II. Ross Kemp once again squares up to the world's deadliest gangsters in this breathtaking follow up to the bestselling Gangs. This time his travels take him as close to home as Liverpool and as far away as Colombia and East Timor. And the gangs he meets just get meaner: * Ross is tear-gassed investigating Polish Neo-Nazi football thugs * In Columbia he meets the Sicarios, who'll kill for a few pesos * A gun is shoved in his face in Los Angeles * He's shown how to make a crossbow in East Timor Risking his life, Ross Kemp goes deep into the realms of gangland culture, and in the nail-biting and jaw-dropping Gangs II, he meets some of the most frightening men in the world. 'Frightening, disturbing' Irish Examiner Ross Kemp was born in Essex in 1964, to a father who was a senior detective with the Metropolitan Police and had served in the army for four years. He is a BAFTA award-winning actor, journalist and author, who is best known for his role of Grant Mitchell in Eastenders. His award-winning documentary series Ross Kemp on Gangs led to his international recognition as an investigative journalist.
Ross Kemp squares up to the world's hardest streetfighters in Gangs... Across the world millions of people are members of street gangs. In groups they fight, stab, rob, rape and murder anyone who isn't one of their own. And when rival gangs meet - what you get is warfare. Ross Kemp, whose dad was a copper and taught him right from wrong, decided to infiltrate these secret underworld organizations to discover who they are, what makes them tick and what the law is doing to curb their criminal activity. On his harrowing journey he: * meets murderous members of the Number gang in a Cape Town jail * crosses paths with warlords in Guatemala * gets shot at in El Salvador * is set on fire as an initiation test for Russian Neo-Nazis Only TV hardman Ross Kemp could get this close to the world's most violent street gangs: he's tough enough to earn their trust and so get them to confide their innermost secrets. It's a wild ride - and not for the faint hearted. Ross Kemp was born in Essex in 1964, to a father who was a senior detective with the Metropolitan Police and had served in the army for four years. He is a BAFTA award-winning actor, journalist and author, who is best known for his role of Grant Mitchell in Eastenders. His award-winning documentary series Ross Kemp on Gangs led to his international recognition as an investigative journalist.