Escape from Baghdad : First Time Was For the Money, This Time It's Personal Hardback
In Making a Killing - James Ashcroft's first book - his escape from death at the hands of insurgents in Iraq was thanks to the bravery of his interpreter and friend, Sammy, a Sunni ex-Iraqi air force pilot.
Now, a call for help means Ash must take a break from chasing pirates in West Africa and return to the chaos of war-torn Baghdad.
Abandoned by the occupying Coalition Forces and at the mercy of the Shia-dominated Iraqi police, Sammy and his family face certain death unless Ash and his crack team can get in and quickly rescue them. Escape from Baghdad is a gripping account of real life and death on the ground in Iraq.
From secretly acquiring weapons on the black market, to dodging the fearsome death squads that roam the streets and the suicide bombers that wreak havoc on a daily basis, this is the story of a vulnerable family adrift in the chaos of war, where the only thing that can be relied upon is the bond between former brothers-in-arms. And this time, these guns-for-hire who come with a hefty price-tag aren't even being paid.
This time, it's personal.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 320 pages, 2 x 8pp colour picture sections
- Publisher: Ebury Publishing
- Publication Date: 29/10/2009
- Category: True war & combat stories
- ISBN: 9781905264889