Hard-hitting new military memoir Seven Point Six Two: The True Story Of Soldiers For Hire In Iraq, has been published today.
The book, released through Steel City Press, has been written by former British Army soldier and private military contractor (PMC) Gary Roberts.
Drawing heavily upon his experiences working as a PMC in Iraq and Africa, Roberts reveals the mysterious world of PMCs, who operate in the most dangerous countries in the world.
The book, which is available in paperback, also contains a wealth of real, never-before-seen personal photographs of conflict and its aftermath – providing a rare insight into clandestine war.
Seven Point Six Two is also believed to be the first book to discuss a murder investigation from any modern war. Roberts, a client of book PR agency Palamedes PR, was one of more than 1,000 British soldiers investigated by the now-defunct Iraq Historic Allegations Team (IHAT) and was subject to a murder inquiry concerning the confirmed killing of an armed Iraqi insurgent in 2003. Despite an investigation that is estimated to have cost the tax payer hundreds of thousands of pounds, no charges were ever brought.