Maverick One : The True Story of a Para, Pathfinder, Renegade

Description

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.

Details

Author(s)
David Blakeley
Format
Paperback | 352 pages
Dimensions
133 x 198 x 21mm | 268g
Publication date
01 Jul 2014
Publisher
Orion Publishing Co
Imprint
Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
Illustrations (black and white, and colour)
ISBN10
1409146634
ISBN13
9781409146636
Bestsellers rank
60,941