Flash Point

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Arrow Books, 2010 - Fiction - 376 pages
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The fantastic debut military fiction novel from a real-life military hero   Dan Coldrain is a former elite Royal Marine Commando haunted by the death of his best friend Reese, killed in action by enemy forces. Coldrain used to believe in honor, service, and the call of duty, but haunted by Reese's death, he drops out of service and instead seeks the lucrative pay checks on the private military contractor's circuit. Soon the Sandman lurks into view, a shadowy figure with connections to the political underworld and a proposal for Coldrain: find a man called Dogan—a terrorist responsible for a slew of lethal explosive attacks in both Iraq and Afghanistan, detain him, and hand him over to the Sandman. For this simple task Coldrain will be granted a four-man team; access to high-grade weapons, explosives, and vehicles; and a cool £1 million per head once the mission is completed. And so the hunt begins, with the contractors dragged through hell and back in search of their deadly suspect. Will Coldrain and his team complete their mission successfully? And, most importantly, will Coldrain battle the demons which so haunt him over his friend’s death?

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User Review  - Wilde Sky - Goodreads

An ex-marine gets involved in a plot to kidnap a terrorist. This book started off well but the story got bogged down in military jargon and endless shoot-ups. Read full review

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User Review  - Neil Morgan - Goodreads

A thriller from a man who has been there and done that! Lots of action and edge of the seat stuff. Pacy and you get into the action with vivid descriptions. The Marine vocaubulary used stumped me occasionally but a rip roaring read, a must for military thriller fans. Read full review

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About the author (2010)

LANCE CORPORAL MATT CROUCHER grew up in the Midlands and joined the Royal Marines aged 16, passing through the legendary 30-week training programme and into 40 Commando despite a series of injuries. He served two tours with the Marines in Iraq before transferring into the Royal Marines Reserves and returning to Iraq as a private security contractor with the United Nations. He re-joined 40 Commando for the ultimate challenge of a tour of duty in war-torn Afghanistan in September 2007.

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