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Holding the Zero

Gerald Seymour

Average Review Rating Average Rating 8/10 (1 Review)
Book Details

Publisher : Bantam Press

Published : 2000

Copyright : Gerald Seymour 2000

ISBN-10 : PB 0-552-14666-8
ISBN-13 : PB 978-0-552-14666-1

Publisher's Write-Up

Gus Peake should have kept his job and stayed at home, but an old family debt of friendship draws him to the remote wastes of Northern Iraq and to a savage forgotten war between Kurdish guerrillas and Saddam Hussein's military strength.

To the brutal, no-quarter combat, Peake can bring the skills he has learned as a marksman. But there is no room for mistakes on the field of battle and he must quickly learn to deal out random death at long distance, and help the guerillas to reach their goal, the city of Kirkuk, the old capital of the Kurdish people.

From Baghdad, Iraq sends Major Karim Aziz, the most dedicated and professional sniper in Saddam's army. For both men their duel, from which only one can walk away, becomes an obsession. And it will only take one shot, echoing in the mountains and valleys, to settle the score…

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Review by Kevin (010502) Rating (8/10)

Review by Kevin
Rating 8/10
I read this on holiday in France and really enjoyed it. The detail of the shoot, of the mountains of Northern Iraq and the patience of these unique men, all made for a damn good book!
Kevin (1st May 2002)

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