From an author who knows more about warfare and what it's really like out there on the battlefield of Helmand. McNab is probably best known for Bravo Two Zero and like that one this first novel in an exciting new series will find readers hooked in from the very first page to the non-stop action of the soldiers but also by the story of those left back at home.
With two tours of Iraq under his belt, Sergeant Dave Henley knows what modern war looks like. But nothing can prepare him for the posting to Forward Operating Base Senzhiri, Helmand Province, Afghanistan. This is a battlezone like he's never seen before. He's in charge of 1 Platoon, a ragbag collection of rookies who he must make into a fighting force - and fast. But this is a brutal, unforgiving conflict which takes no prisoners. Their convoy is ambushed on the way to the FOB, leaving two men grievously wounded - before they've fired a shot. Back at home, Dave's wife, Jenny, seven months pregnant, must try to hold together the fragile lives of the families left behind, who all wait for the knock on the door and the arrival of bad news...
Publication date: 09/06/2011
Publisher: Corgi Books an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
|Publication date:||9th June 2011|
|Publisher:||Corgi Books an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd|
|Genres:||Action Adventure / Spy, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Thriller / suspense,|
Andy McNab joined the infantry as a boy soldier. In 1984 he was 'badged' as a member of 22 SAS Regiment and was involved in both covert and overt special operations worldwide. During the Gulf War he commanded Bravo Two Zero, a patrol that, in the words of his commanding officer, 'will remain in regimental history for ever'. Awarded both the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) and Military Medal (MM) during his military career, McNab was the British Army's most highly decorated serving soldier when he finally left the SAS in February 1993. He wrote about his experiences in three books: the phenomenal bestseller ...More About Andy McNab