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    DescriptionBosnia...Northern Ireland...Iraq...Afghanistan...For the past twenty years, some of the most dangerous places on earth. And for Major Chris Hunter, just some of the places where he has defused bombs in his ceaseless battle against terrorism and the bombmakers. This is the story of a teenager with no hopes who joined the army at sixteen and went on to become one of the most successful counter-terrorism operators in the world. This is the story of survival when all the odds are stacked against you, when every second feels like a lifetime, when the sound of your heart beating is as deafening as a ticking bomb. This is what it's like, day in day out, to take your life and the lives of others in your own hands, and make a difference. And this is what it costs to live that life...


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    Title
    Extreme Risk
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Chris Hunter
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 480
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 358 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780552157599
    ISBN 10: 0552157597
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BTM, JPWL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T18.2
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    BIC subject category V2: JWH
    BISAC V2.8: BIO000000
    DC22: 358.23092
    BIC subject category V2: CV
    Thema V1.0: JPWL, DNXM, JWCS
    Illustrations note
    col. Illustrations, maps, col. ports.
    Publisher
    Transworld Publishers Ltd
    Imprint name
    Corgi Books
    Publication date
    31 March 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Chris Hunter joined the British Army in 1989 at sixteen. He was commissioned from Sandhurst at twenty-one and later qualified as a counter terrorist bomb disposal operator.He served with a number of specialist counter terrorism units and during his career deployed to numerous operational theatres. For his actions during his Iraq tour he was awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal by HM Queen Elizabeth II.
    Review quote
    "A beautifully descriptive fly-on-the-wall look at the daily work of the EOD men...For those with a fascination with international terrorism and the deadly IEDs that have become its weapon of choice, this books will offer a unique insight." Independent "Gets underneath the skin of the terrorists and, like the bombs he made safe, gets to to the heart of what makes them tick" News of the World
    Back cover copy
    BOSNIA…NORTHERN IRELAND…IRAQ…AFGHANISTAN… For the past twenty years, some of the most dangerous places on earth. And for Major Chris Hunter, just some of the places where he has defused bombs in his ceaseless battle against terrorism and the bombmakers. This is the story of a teenager with no hopes who joined the army at sixteen and went on to become one of the most successful counter-terrorism operators in the world. This is the story of survival when all the odds are stacked against you, when every second feels like a lifetime, when the sound of your heart beating is as deafening as a ticking bomb. This is what it’s like, day in, day out, to take your life and the lives of others in your own hands, and make a difference. And this is what it costs to live that life…