Geraint Jones deployed as an infantry soldier on three tours of duty to Iraq and Afghanistan. For his actions in Basra, Geraint was awarded the General Officer Commanding's Commendation. Upon leaving the military, Geraint worked to protect commercial shipping against Somali- and Nigerian-based piracy. He is the author of historical fiction novels Blood Forest and Siege, and writes with James Patterson under the name Rees Jones. He also wrote Major Adam Jowett's account of a siege in Musa Qala, No Way Out, which was a top-ten bestseller. He now writes full time and also has a podcast, Veteran State of Mind.
Powerful, raw and poignant, but also darkly funny in places. * The Times Magazine * At times darkly funny, at times tragic, this is a powerful and honest book about the British soldier, about the reality of conflict and the struggles some face when they come home. -- Brian Wood MC, bestselling author of <i>Double Crossed</i> A gritty, brutal book about men at war. Raw and real. Brilliant. -- Tom Marcus, bestselling author of <i>Soldier Spy</i> and <i>Capture or Kill</i> A stunning account of war that gives a detailed look into the psyche of the twenty-first century British infantryman. Jones writes of his brothers and their Afghan experience, from its adrenalin-filled highs to the many lows, with passion and candour. The pace is unrelenting, whilst the epilogue stands as the sobering full stop for a generation of soldiers who campaigned in Iraq and Afghanistan. -- Major Adam Jowett, bestselling author of <i>No Way Out</i>