Author(s): Patrick Bishop
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High summer in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.Two young soldiers, Milo and Zac, are on a mission which could really make their names. Their special duties team is to ambush and capture a notorious Taliban leader.The operation has been meticulously planned and set up. But suddenly - all is chaos.The hunters are now the hunted. To reach safety they must make their way through fifty kilometres of hostile territory, with a Taliban captive and a young, frightened woman in tow. Perilous at every turn, the journey is the biggest test any of them has ever faced, and it will change their lives forever.
'A triumph of storytelling. The first great novel of the Afghan war.' -- Major Chris Hunter, author of Extreme Risk 'Read it and enjoy a novel of great subtlety and insight; one that explores the age-old themes of loyalty, humanity and forgiveness, and that you finish feeling strangely optimistic about the future.' -- Saul David 'Impressively authentic. The author knows his subject, British infantry soldiers and their fight in Helmand, very well and his instinctive understanding of the military should satisfy even those harshest of critics, the very men and women who have served in Afghanistan' -- Evening Standard 'Crisp, action-packed tale set in Afghanistan ... the material is so powerful that [Bishop] fashions it into a compelling novel.' -- Mail on Sunday 'The first great novel of the Afghan war' -- Sun 'FOLLOW ME HOME does the details and the heroics well. It is a good, easy read and impressively authentic ... Insofar as any book about a troubling, complex, bloody, contemporary conflict can be entertaining, this one is ... It is a ripping yarn in which the swash and buckle of old has been replaced with the crack and thump of sniper rifle.' -- Scotsman 'Read it and enjoy a novel of great subtlety and insight; one that explores the age-old themes of loyalty, humanity and forgiveness, and that you finish feeling strangely optimistic about the future.' -- Country Life
Patrick Bishop spent twenty-five years as a foreign correspondent covering conflicts around the world. He is the author of two hugely acclaimed books about the Royal Air Force during the Second World War, Fighter Boys and Bomber Boys. His most recent bestseller is 3 Para, an epic account of the British deployment to Afghanistan in the summer of 2006. A GOOD WAR is his first novel.