The searing introduction to the Simon Ellice books.
Utterly capable, appetite-driven and unencumbered by morality, in Simon Ellice we have a new British anti-hero as charismatic as he is objectionable.
In the mountains and passes of Nuristan, Lieutenant Si Ellice is grief-stricken and brimming with rage. In the battle to win the hearts and minds of local villagers while searching for Taliban leaders, Si and his loyal C section are under little illusion of progress.
Everyone knows trouble is coming. But from where? When Si sees a pattern no one else can, he must decide between obeying orders and doing what needs to be done.
Evocative, immersive and authentic, Dead Ground starkly encapsulates the impossibility of the task assigned to British soldiers in Afghanistan. A tale of loyalty, loss and individual responsibility in the chaos of war.
- ‘One of the best war books I have ever read.’ N. N. Light
- ‘Utterly unputdownable after the first three pages.’ Reader Review, Amazon
- ‘There's a stringency and elegance to the storytelling that elevates it above the war adventures of say, Andy McNab or Chris Ryan.’ Reader Review, Rat’s Tales
- ‘The setting, characters and plot were totally believable ... we have the Kipling for our age.’ Reader Review, Army Rumour Service