Eight Lives Down
The Most Dangerous Job in the World in the Most Dangerous Place in the WorldPaperback - 2009
Bomb-disposal operative Hunter takes us behind the scenes in an eye-opening portrait of the most dangerous job. By the time he got to Iraq, Hunter was one of the most experienced bomb-disabling operators in the British armed forces. But Iraq was different--a place where terrorists and soldiers were climbing the same deadly learning curve. Where new devices and new tactics led to countermeasures, and the line between killer and innocent bystander was impossible to draw. As Hunter's unit became more skilled at disabling bombs, the bombers became more skilled and determined--until Hunter ended up with a price on his head and bombs designed just for him. From ambush to interrogation, Hunter guides us through his hellish high-stakes, high-pressure world, where every decision could be your last, and where boredom is interrupted by terror, fury, and raucous humor.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Delta, 2009, c2007.
Edition: Delta trade paperback ed.
Characteristics: xiii, 399 p. : ill., maps ; 21 cm.