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  • Published: 31 July 2011
  • ISBN: 9780753547748
  • Imprint: Virgin Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 368

Making A Killing

The Explosive Story of a Hired Gun in Iraq




Repackaged edition of this controversial, action-packed account of the life of a private soldier on the Iraqi frontline

In September 2003, James 'Ash' Ashcroft, a former British Infantry Captain, arrived in Iraq as a 'gun for hire'. It was the beginning of an 18-month journey into blood and chaos.

In this action-packed page-turner, Ashcroft reveals the dangers of his adrenalin-fuelled life as a security contractor in Baghdad, where private soldiers outnumber non-US Coalition forces in a war that is slowly being privatised. From blow-by-blow accounts of days under mortar bombardment to revelations about life operating deep within the Iraqi community, Ashcroft shares the real, unsanitised story of the war in Iraq - and its aftermath - direct from the front line.

  • Pub date: 31 July 2011
  • ISBN: 9780753547748
  • Imprint: Virgin Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 368

About the Author

James Ashcroft

James Ashcroft is a former British Infantry Captain who served in West Belfast and the Former Republic of Yugoslavia, and trained with various elite US Army and Marine units. He served as a private security contractor in Iraq from September 2003 until spring 2005. He now resides and works in West Africa as a security consultant.

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Praise for Making A Killing

“This diary of death and destruction radiates not just personality, but that elusive, lyrical honesty the existentialists used to call 'authenticity'.”

Daily Telegraph


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