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Maverick One The True Story of a Para, Pathfinder, Renegade by David Blakeley
  

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The little-known military elite, The Pathfinders where David Blakeley was Second in Command, a tough, take-no-prisoners group, The Pathfinders took on the most dangerous ops recounted in this hair-raising collection of tales.

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Maverick One The True Story of a Para, Pathfinder, Renegade by David Blakeley

Pathfinder selection is a brutal physical and psychological trial lasting many weeks. It rivals that of the SAS and takes place over the same spine-crushing terrain, in the rain-and-snow-lashed wastes of the Welsh mountains. For two decades no one has been able to relate the extraordinary trials of British elite forces selection - until now. Captain David Blakeley goes on from completing selection to serve with the Pathfinders in Afghanistan post 9/11, where he had a gun held to his head by Al Qaeda fighters. From there he deploys to Iraq, on a series of dramatic behind-enemy-lines missions - wherein he and his tiny elite patrol are outnumbered, outgunned and trapped. MAVERICK ONE is unique and extraordinary, chronicling the making of a warrior. It culminates in Blakeley fighting back to full recovery from horrific injuries suffered whilst on operations in Iraq, to go on to face SAS selection.

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A truly extraordinary book; fast-paced, gripping, authentic. A taut telling of an elite mission that helped change the course of a war Real-life black ops - a must-have Our elite forces in blistering action against all odds Courageous action behind-enemy-lines - a true soldier's story


About the Author

Captain David Blakeley was second in command of the elite Pathfinder Platoon and fought in the Iraq war in 2003 and in Afghanistan after 9/11. Before that, with 1 PARA he saw action in Kosovo, Sierra Leone and Northern Ireland and was, at one point, the youngest Captain in the British Army. After being seriously injured in Iraq he fought his way back to physical fitness and went on to undertake SAS selection. He now works as a military consultant to TV and film production companies. MAVERICK ONE is his second book, after the bestselling PATHFINDER. Visit David Blakeley's website at http://www.davidblakeley.co.uk and follow him on Twitter https://twitter.com/daveblakeley.

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Book Info

Publication date

22nd May 2014

Author

David Blakeley

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Publisher

Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
352 pages

Categories


Biography / Autobiography

Memoirs
True war & combat stories
Special & elite forces

ISBN

9781409146636

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