James Cartwright, not his real name for security reasons, retells his six month tour in Afghanistan as a part of the British Army. James was part of a sniper section and a team leader and he tells of his experiences during his tour there in 2007. The author provides a fair job of explaining the day to day operations of a modern military sniper team, though there is not a lot of detailed descriptions of sniper operations themselves, but there is enough to keep it interesting. The writing style is a bit unpolished and you can tell he is not a professional author, but that does provide a feeling of authenticity to the book. The reader can tell this is a real firsthand account of what happened with James and his team. No, it is not an instant classic or even an exceptionally great book, but it does provide an authentic view into a modern day sniper without over-hyping what actually happened.

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