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Author(s): Patrick Bishop

Location(s): Helmand

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 2000s



Set in Helmand during the current conflict, Bishop’s novel is a compelling variant on the theme of soldiers trapped in enemy territory and striving to get home. the narrator is a British officer involved in the ambush of a Taliban leader that goes horribly wrong. Several soldiers are killed, contact with base is lost and the survivors must cross miles of hostile terrain to reach safet. The pared-down simplicity of Bishop’s narrative is made even more effective by details conjured from his own experience as a foreign reporter in war zones.

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‘Impressively authentic. The author knows his subject, British infantry soldiers and their fight in Helmand, very well and his instinctive understanding of the military should satisfy even those harshest of critics, the very men...

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