No Way Out

Adam Jowett

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Sidgwick & Jackson

9781509864706
320
Synopsis

'Fiercely immersive. Truly heroic.' Tom Marcus, bestselling author of Soldier Spy
'Vivid and brilliantly written: a pulsating account of the battle for Musa Qala, the Rorke's Drift of our times.’ Martin Bell, OBE, war reporter

In Helmand province in July 2006, Major Adam Jowett was given command of Easy Company, a hastily assembled and under-strength unit of Paras and Royal Irish rangers. Their mission was to hold the District Centre of Musa Qala at any cost. Easy Company found themselves in a ramshackle compound, cut off and heavily outnumbered by the Taliban in the town.

In No Way Out, Adam evokes the heat and chaos of battle as the Taliban hit Easy Company with wave after wave of brutal attack. He describes what it was like to have responsibility for the lives of his men as they fought back heroically over twenty-one days and nights of relentless, nerve-shredding combat. Finally, as they came down to their last rounds and death stared Easy Company in the face, the siege took an extraordinary turn . . .

Powerful, highly-charged and moving, No Way Out is Adam’s tribute to the men of Easy Company who paid a heavy price for serving their country.

In the media
Ferociously immersive. Truly heroic. The action is relentless and claustrophobic as, surrounded by death, Easy Company fought for each other. I challenge you to read a more brutally honest account of brotherhood, survival and belonging.

Tom Marcus, bestselling author of Soldier Spy

A brilliant first hand account of men and war that crackles with action and brims with humanity

Patrick Bishop, bestselling author of 3 Para, Fighter Boys, Bomber Boys, Air Force Blue

Soldierly, vivid and brilliantly written: a pulsating account of the battle for Musa Qala, the Rorke's Drift of our times.

Martin Bell, OBE, war reporter

A superb account of the chaos and brutality of conflict which conveys the highs and lows of life on the front line with vivid accuracy. It is ultimately a fascinating story of modern soldiering and the bravery of Easy Company fighting a battle far from home.

Levison Wood