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Escape from Baghdad

First Time Was For the Money, This Time It's Personal

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Escape from Baghdad by James Ashcroft
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In Making a Killing Ashcroft s first book his escape from death at the hands of Shia gunmen in Iraq was thanks to the bravery of his interpreter, Sammy, a Sunni ex-pilot. Now, a call for help means Ash must leave his new private security job chasing pirates in West Africa and return to the chaos of Baghdad. Sammy has been captured by the Shia-dominated Iraqi police and faces certain execution unless Ash and his crack team can rescue him. Blood and Sand is a gripping account of real life and death on the ground in Iraq. From secretly acquiring vehicles and arms, to dodging the fearsome death squads that roam the streets, from escaping the suicide bombers that wreak havoc on a daily basis to being constantly hounded by the Shia militia, Ash's mission involves real guts and daring. It is an all-action men-at-war story, revealing some of the most hazardous and terrifying situations that are the reality in modern-day Iraq. And this time, these guns-for-hire who come with a hefty price-tag aren t being paid. This time, it s for honour.

Author Biography

James Ashcroft is a former British Infantry Captain who served in West Belfast and Yugoslavia, and trained with various elite US Army and Marine Units. Since leaving the army James has spent twelve years as a security and risk consultant to multi-national clients and high net worth individuals around the world. He worked as a private security contractor in Iraq from September 2003 to May 2005. He published Making a Killing in 2006. This is his second book.
Release date Australia
April 15th, 2010
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Virgin Books
Pages
336
Dimensions
129x198x20
ISBN-13
9780753519844
Product ID
4121715

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