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The Siege

D. Lewis Jones(Autor*in)
Constable (Verlag)
Erschienen am 15. Mai 2014
Buch
Softcover
288 Seiten
978-1-4721-1276-7 (ISBN)
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0900 hours, 11th September, 2012. Darkness cloaks the American Embassy in Libya. The flag is flying at half-mast, to commemorate the eleventh anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks on America. Without warning one hundred heavily armed fighters emerge from the night and blast the Embassy gates asunder. The savage siege of the American Embassy in Libya has begun. The mass of Al Qaeda gunmen surge through the shattered gateway and open fire. Their aim is to kill all Americans based at the Embassy, and to capture their prize, Ambassador J Christopher Stevens, alive. This is a carefully-planned attack, using overwhelming firepower and numbers. The handful of lightly armed defenders stand little chance...Unless...On the streets outside the Embassy one man steps out of the shadows. British soldier Sgt Morgan Jones carries with him one Browning pistol, and thirty rounds of ammo - the only weaponry he can lay his hands on amidst the chaos of battle. But he also carries with him a total conviction to rescue his American brothers-in arms, or die trying. Jones knows there's a US Navy Seal force based at a secret CIA annex, a short drive away.
But will they make it to the Embassy in time, through streets awash with enemy fighters? Only he knows the secret ways in to the complex, and he will never be able to live with himself if he leaves his American brothers hanging. So begins the rescue mission of a lifetime, an epic from which few will emerge unscathed. Lone Warrior is an edge of the seat roller coaster ride of savagery and courage beyond measure. It is the Black Hawk Down of the 21st Century.
 
0900 hours, 11th September, 2012. Darkness cloaks the American Embassy in Libya. The flag is flying at half-mast, to commemorate the eleventh anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks on America. Without warning one hundred heavily armed fighters emerge from the night and blast the Embassy gates asunder. The savage siege of the American Embassy in Libya has begun. The mass of Al Qaeda gunmen surge through the shattered gateway and open fire. Their aim is to kill all Americans based at the Embassy, and to capture their prize, Ambassador J Christopher Stevens, alive. This is a carefully-planned attack, using overwhelming firepower and numbers. The handful of lightly armed defenders stand little chance...Unless...On the streets outside the Embassy one man steps out of the shadows. British soldier Sgt Morgan Jones carries with him one Browning pistol, and thirty rounds of ammo - the only weaponry he can lay his hands on amidst the chaos of battle. But he also carries with him a total conviction to rescue his American brothers-in arms, or die trying. Jones knows there's a US Navy Seal force based at a secret CIA annex, a short drive away.
But will they make it to the Embassy in time, through streets awash with enemy fighters? Only he knows the secret ways in to the complex, and he will never be able to live with himself if he leaves his American brothers hanging. So begins the rescue mission of a lifetime, an epic from which few will emerge unscathed. Lone Warrior is an edge of the seat roller coaster ride of savagery and courage beyond measure. It is the Black Hawk Down of the 21st Century.
Sprache
Englisch
Verlagsort
London
Großbritannien
Verlagsgruppe
Little, Brown Book Group
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Höhe: 197 mm
Breite: 130 mm
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978-1-4721-1276-7 (9781472112767)
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Damien Lewis worked as a war and conflict reporter for major broadcasters, reporting from across Africa, South America, the Middle and Far East, during which time he won numerous awards for his journalism. In 2001 he wrote his first book, which was an international bestseller translated into over thirty languages, and which was made into a film and a stage play. In 2003 he wrote his first book about elite military operations, Operation Certain Death, which was one of the highest selling British works of military non-fiction of 2004. He has since written a number of bestselling books on elite military operations, and he continues to carry out reporting assignments in war zones when not writing. Sergeant Morgan Jones grew up in the Welsh valleys. He served in the Army's Royal Corps of Signals, a specialist unit wherein soldiers are selected and highly trained, not only in their particular skills, but also in leadership, planning and teamwork. He went on to lead a sixteen-man team in operations in Northern Ireland, the Balkans (three separate tours), Kosovo (twice) and the Falkland Islands. He left the British Army in 2003 to pursue a career on the private military circuit. Between 2005-2007 he managed a twenty-strong security team in Mosul, northern Iraq, working for the US military and State Department. Between 2008-2011, he worked for the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), USAID and the US State Department in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, as a team leader. In 2011-2012 he ran anti-piracy operations off the Horn of Africa, successfully repulsing three separate pirate attacks on vessels. From February 2012 to September 2012 he was the Project Manager for the security of the US Embassy in Benghazi, Libya. He continues to work on the circuit, and is presently Security Manager for an oilrig off the coast of Iraq.
Damien Lewis worked as a war and conflict reporter for major broadcasters, reporting from across Africa, South America, the Middle and Far East, during which time he won numerous awards for his journalism. In 2001 he wrote his first book, which was an international bestseller translated into over thirty languages, and which was made into a film and a stage play. In 2003 he wrote his first book about elite military operations, Operation Certain Death, which was one of the highest selling British works of military non-fiction of 2004. He has since written a number of bestselling books on elite military operations, and he continues to carry out reporting assignments in war zones when not writing. Sergeant Morgan Jones grew up in the Welsh valleys. He served in the Army's Royal Corps of Signals, a specialist unit wherein soldiers are selected and highly trained, not only in their particular skills, but also in leadership, planning and teamwork. He went on to lead a sixteen-man team in operations in Northern Ireland, the Balkans (three separate tours), Kosovo (twice) and the Falkland Islands. He left the British Army in 2003 to pursue a career on the private military circuit. Between 2005-2007 he managed a twenty-strong security team in Mosul, northern Iraq, working for the US military and State Department. Between 2008-2011, he worked for the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), USAID and the US State Department in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, as a team leader. In 2011-2012 he ran anti-piracy operations off the Horn of Africa, successfully repulsing three separate pirate attacks on vessels. From February 2012 to September 2012 he was the Project Manager for the security of the US Embassy in Benghazi, Libya. He continues to work on the circuit, and is presently Security Manager for an oilrig off the coast of Iraq.