Red One: A Bomb Disposal Expert on the Front Line

Red One: A Bomb Disposal Expert on the Front Line

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By (author) Kevin Ivison

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  • Publisher: Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • Format: Paperback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 194mm x 22mm | 281g
  • Publication date: 4 October 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0753828308
  • ISBN 13: 9780753828304
  • Illustrations note: 30
  • Sales rank: 343,658

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When two of his colleagues are killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq, young bomb disposal officer Kevin Ivison is called in to defuse a second even deadlier bomb just a hundred yards from the bodies of his friends. To make things worse, the entire area is under fire from snipers, and a crowd of angry Iraqis have begun to hurl petrol bombs...With little chance of living through this impossible task, Kevin leaves final messages for his loved ones and sets out alone towards the bomb that he is sure will be the last thing he sees. In this gut-wrenching and terrifying true story of heroism and survival, Kevin Ivison explains why he chose to be a bomb disposal expert in the first place, how he found the courage to face his death, and the unendurable stress that has given him nightmares ever since.

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Captain Kevin Ivison, GM, was commissioned into the army in 2000, and served in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Kosovo, Northern Ireland and Iraq, where his work as a bomb disposal expert won him the George Medal. Since leaving the army in April 2009 he has been working for the Ministry of Defence.

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Humbling, edge-of-the-sunlounger account of courage under fire. TESCO MAGAZINE His account of life on the front lines is at times terrifying, but leavened with black humour. GOOD BOOK GUIDE