The explosive sequel to the bestselling PATHFINDER. For the first time ever an elite British operator tells the gruelling story of his selection into the Pathfinders - Britain's secret soldiers.
Pathfinder selection is a brutal physical and psychological trial lasting many weeks.
It rivals that of the SAS and takes place over the same spine-crushing terrain, in the rain-and-snow-lashed wastes of the Welsh mountains.
For two decades no one has been able to relate the extraordinary trials of British elite forces selection - until now. Captain David Blakeley goes on from completing selection to serve with the Pathfinders in Afghanistan post 9/11, where he had a gun held to his head by Al Qaeda fighters.
From there he deploys to Iraq, on a series of dramatic behind-enemy-lines missions - wherein he and his tiny elite patrol are outnumbered, outgunned and trapped.
MAVERICK ONE is unique and extraordinary, chronicling the making of a warrior.
It culminates in Blakeley fighting back to full recovery from horrific injuries suffered whilst on operations in Iraq, to go on to face SAS selection.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages, Illustrations (black and white, and colour)
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
- Publication Date: 22/05/2014
- Category: Memoirs
- ISBN: 9781409146636