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A fast-paced action thriller inspired by real events in the aftermath of the Iraq War.

With Saddam Hussein deposed and an entire country in need of rebuilding, former Royal Marine John Pierce hears the siren call of adventure and opportunity. His fledgling UK business is struggling to support his young family and he has connections in the Iraqi capital – fate seems to point
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Paperback, 346 pages
Published July 28th 2019 by Book Guild
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Michael Jenkins
Jul 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A great story that seeps of authenticity, immersing the reader in a multitude of scenes of high risk action, set against the goals of the main character trying to achieve his life goals. He is torn, but driven, and the writing comes through with a sense of values and standards of a man scarred from war. You’re right behind the eyes of John Pierce and in the cockpit as he struggles in the insanity of Iraq and the mayhem of London crime. It’s fast paced and a great story arc, which ramps up nicely ...more
The Reads
Jul 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received a free copy of this book courtesy of the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own.

Jack Leavers has produced a fast action thriller with scary realism interweaved into a tale of mistrust, fear and bravery.  Although the events are inspired by his time in Iraq it is all quite believable and has a reportage feel to it.  His description of rolling the dice is extremely accurate especially in war torn Iraq.  Pierce faces multiple issues along the way from dubious
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Lel Budge
Jul 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
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This is a fast-paced action thriller which is inspired by real events in and after the Iraq War.

Saddam Hussein has been deposed and the country needs rebuilding, former Royal Marine John Pierce, lover of danger and adventure sees an opportunity here, with a struggling business, maybe this is his chance…..

So he heads to Baghdad to reap the spoils of the rebuilding of this country, but then all hell breaks out, with the insurgents battling to take over. Will John be able to survive the bloodshed o
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