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Overview Ex-military South African Brogan Kessler is drowning in debt when he is offered a job as a hired gun in Iraq. The lure of high wages and excitement takes him away from his wife and children to a land where there is no safe ground. Caught in an insurgent ambush he learns that listening to and obeying the voice of God is the difference between life and death. Compelling action propels the reader into Brogan's deadly struggle with an insurgent bent on his destruction. True-to-life realism opens a fascinating window on personal security detail contractors working in Iraq-men whose lives are shaped by their jobs in ways that fulfill their wildest dreams . . . and their most terrifying nightmares.
Publishers Description A hired gun in Iraq learns to listen to the voice of God when he is targeted in a life or death struggle with insurgents bent on his destruction.
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Studio: Pleasant Word-A Division of WinePress Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.52" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Jul 22, 2008
Publisher Pleasant Word-A Division of WinePress Publishing
ISBN 1414111363 ISBN13 9781414111360
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Action Packed Adventure Mar 21, 2009
Brogan Kessler, an ex-military family man, had finally acknowledged he could not justify the family sacrifice of his dream to build and maintain his business in South Africa. Since closing the company, he found himself over qualified and under employed.
Peter, a friend from his military days recruited Brogan for a job with a security detail contractor working to rebuild Iraq. The job offered Brogan an opportunity to fulfill his dreams and get out of debt in a short time. "A Hired Gun in Iraq" is eye-opening account of the devastation of war. It is Brogan's story. While in Iraq, he learns to listen to the voice of God through life or death struggles as a target of insurgents who are intent on his destruction.
Shaun Schutte graphically portrays the brutality of war in Baghdad, Iraq in his novel. He describes how a lack of familiarity with the local language and culture, added to the stress, uncertainty and difficulty in differentiating between combatants and non combatants often leads to offensive behavior by the multinational forces, security contractors, and mercenaries.
The tragic death of innocents leads to insurgents attacking coalition forces to avenge the deaths of their relatives. After incidents of irrational decisions and careless actions, Brogan and his team learned the critical need for teamwork as the key survival tactic in a country where family survivors and religious zealots wage a holy war against infidels and occupational forces.
After a miraculous escape from an exploding vehicle, Brogan was taken hostage by insurgents. During questioning by their leader, he was able to share the basis of his faith, and the message of God's love for sinful man, through His redemptive plan of grace in send His Son, Jesus Christ, to atone for those sins.
Schutte's writing is gripping and filled with suspense right up to an amazing climatic conclusion. His graphic word pictures left me with indelible impressions the frailties of man. Schutte powerfully describes, fear, courage, anger, and the drive for survival in life and death struggles in an environment where little value is placed on the individual. Well-timed and relevant "Hired Guns in Iraq" exposes the cost and sacrifice of rebuilding a country destroyed by bloodshed and war.