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From the heart of the Afghan battlefield, a Chinook pilot's explosive true story.

Helmand, 2006: in the desert and the mountains outnumbered British troops face relentless Taliban assaults. Only the Chinooks and their crews keep them in the game. Touching down under heavy fire, they pick up casualties, drop vital supplies and dodge devastating RPG attacks.

Then they launch their biggest operation. A high-risk airborne assault by a fleet of heavily armed helicopters deep into the Afghan heart of darkness. But one of their number will be downed . . .

Decorated Chinook pilot Major Mark Hammond tells the gripping inside story of his squadron's war, where hi-tech hardware meets old-fashioned grit.

Reviews

Authentic, gutsy. You feel the tracer whipping past. A great read

Dan Mills, author of Sniper One

A riveting account of a Chinook pilot's life on the front line

Telegraph

A brutally honest account of life on the ground and in the air in Afghanistan

Navy News

Riveting. A real-life hero

Royal Air Force News

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  • Paperback

    9781405937597

    June 15, 2018

    Michael Joseph

    336 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • Paperback

    9780141039046

    June 28, 2010

    Michael Joseph

    336 pages

    RRP $19.99

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    • Dymocks
    • Abbey's Bookshop
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    • Readings
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    • The Nile
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