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  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9780753521946
  • Imprint: Virgin Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336

Escape from Baghdad

First Time Was For the Money, This Time It's Personal




The true and gripping story of James Ashcroft's audacious return to war-torn Iraq to save his friend - now in paperback

Gun-for-hire James 'Ash' Ashcroft thought he'd left Iraq behind. Last time he only got out alive thanks to the bravery of his interpreter and friend Sammy. But now a call for help means Ash must once again face the chaos of war-torn Baghdad - and this time there's no pay cheque. Abandoned by the occupying Coalition Forces, Sammy and his family face certain death at the hands of the Shia-dominated Iraqi Police and the death squads that roam the streets unless Ash and his team can get in and get them to safety over the border. This is the action-packed story of their audacious escape from Baghdad. It is a gripping account of the chaos of war, where the only thing that can be relied upon is the bond between former brothers-in-arms.

  • Pub date: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9780753521946
  • Imprint: Virgin Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336

About the Author

James Ashcroft

James Ashcroft is a former British Infantry Captain who served in West Belfast and the Former Republic of Yugoslavia, and trained with various elite US Army and Marine units. He served as a private security contractor in Iraq from September 2003 until spring 2005. He now resides and works in West Africa as a security consultant.

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Praise for Escape from Baghdad

“A genuinely terrifying insight into how execution squads now stalk Baghdad targeting people who helped the coalition forces ... An encounter with a suicide bomber is truly harrowing but Ashcroft somehow manages to blend stark realism with gallows humour ... Edge of the seat stuff.”

News of the World

“Readers who like big guns and adrenaline-buzzed adventure will love the second outing for Ashcroft and co-writer Clifford Thurlow ... Nuggets of political insight are woven through this page-turning adventure that is head and shoulders above the other military memoirs hitting the shelves”

London Lite


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