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Eight Lives Down The World's Most Dangerous Job in the World's Most Dangerous Place, Hunter, Chris
1 Hunter, Chris Eight Lives Down The World's Most Dangerous Job in the World's Most Dangerous Place
London Transworld Publishers Ltd. 2007 0593058607 / 9780593058602 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Only slight wear ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped; B&W Photographs; 9.29 X 6.06 X 1.57 inches; 369 pages; The account of a British bomb-disposal team in Iraq. Visceral and compelling, Eight Lives Down is the most exciting and nerve-jangling work of military non-fiction since Bravo Two Zero.If fate is against me and Iím killed, so be it, but make it quick and painless. If Iím wounded, donít let me be crippled. But above all, donít let me fuck up the task.So goes the bomb technicianís prayer before every bomb he defuses. For Chris Hunter, it is a prayer he says many times during his four-month tour of Iraq. His is the most dangerous job in the world ó to make safe the British sector in Iraq against some of the most hardened and technically advanced terrorists in the world. It is a 24/7 job ó in the first two months alone, his team defuses over 45 bombs. And the people theyíre up against donít play by the Geneva Convention. For them, there are no rules, only results ó death by any means necessary.The job of a Bomb Disposal officer is a lonely one. You are alone with the sound of your own breathing and the drumming of your heart in a protective suit in forty-plus degrees of heat. The drawbridge has been pulled up behind you as you advance on your goal. Itís just you and the bomb.But for Chris Hunter, just when life couldnít get any more dangerous, the stakes are raised again. 
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