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May 19 2011

Death in the Desert by Jim Eldridge

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Egmont, 2011. ISBN 978140525194.
Recommended. Fast paced and action packed, Death in the Desert is an absorbing read. Delta Unit, a group of 6 elite soldiers, travel to Afghanistan on a mission which takes them deep into Taliban territory. Delta Unit which is led by Mitch, is a covert unit comprised of UK and USA soldiers. Their mission is to escort a negotiator to a meeting with an Afghan warlord. Under no circumstances can they disclose their mission and under no circumstances can they ask for help.
They enter Afghanistan under the guise of a group of renegade soldiers who are now drug dealers. Their arrival is noted and they are immediately under attack. No one wants them there, not the drug dealers, not the Taliban and especially not the British soldiers on deployment. Afghanistan is a dangerous place and they will need their wits to not only complete the mission but to stay alive.
Mitch's team are resilient, tough and resourceful. They improvise, stay focused and support one another. They must complete their mission. Failure is not an option.
Sue Mann

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