Title: Fighting Blind – On Assignment in War Torn Iraq
Author: Horsburgh, Shane and Foster, Jason K
Condition: Near Mint
Edition: 1st Edition
Publication Date: 2012
Cover: Soft Cover without Dust Jacket – 287 pages
Comments: Fast-paced, gripping and real, a former SWAT team leader and Commando trainer, shares his life story – an intense sometimes humorous account of a remarkable life.
Heroism is found in many forms and sometimes in the most unlikely places
Australian Shane Horsburgh spent years immersed in the chaotic, adrenaline-fuelled world of high-risk policing and counterterrorism – but when the thrill wore off, he quit his job and flew into Baghdad to work for the US Department of Defense, training commandos for the post-Saddam Iraqi police force.
Life in Iraq is surreal, violent and unpredictable – and the enemy is almost impossible to pick. Shane must endure intense physical and mental stress brought on by rogue insurgents, mortar attacks, roadside bombs and fifty-degree heat, doing his best to survive while staying focused on the job. Then he meets an elderly Iraqi man, known as the Professor, in a brief encounter that changes his life . . .