Author(s): Robert Macklin
'This is what an SAS career is really like' AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE MAGAZINE Elite SAS Patrol Commander Stuart 'Nev' Bonner takes us inside the extraordinary and dangerous world of secret combat operations in this explosive, behind-the-scenes look at life inside the SAS. A world where capture means torture or death, and every move is trained for with precision detail to bring elite soldiers to the very peak of fighting ability. In a career spanning twenty years, fourteen of them in the SAS, Bonner shares with us the inside story of being out in front - and often behind enemy lines. From patrolling the mountains of East Timor to covert operations in Bougainville and the Solomon Islands, from sweeping into the Iraqi desert ahead of invading US forces to cripple Saddam Hussein's communications to patrolling in war-torn Baghdad and being in the middle of the disastrous Operation Anaconda in Afghanistan - this is a no-holds-barred account of what it's like to live, eat and breathe SAS. Now part of the HACHETTE MILITARY COLLECTION.
Robert Macklin was born in Queensland and educated at Brisbane Grammar School, Queensland University and the ANU. He began his journalistic career on the Courier-Mail and subsequently wrote for The Age, The Bulletin and was Associate Editor of the Canberra Times until 2003. Robert is the author of 26 books, including four novels and major works of history and biography, including three memoirs of recently retired SAS operators. He is a graduate of the Australian Film and TV School and has written and directed documentary films in 33 countries of Asia and the South Pacific. He now lives in Canberra and Tuross Head and divides his time between his screenplays and books.