Venter's tome has two further sub titles ' How to fight other peoples wars' and 'A history of the Modern Mercenary'. None of them fit the book, which in my opinion would have been best titled - 'Executive Outcomes in Africa' The book records the 'wars' in Angola, Mozambique and Sierra Leone predominantly; Op Barras merits 5 pages of their (EO's) perspective. Although originally in the shops in 2005 it remains topical, what with Simon Mann's issue just being settled and Zimbabwe's current crisis. A good read with supporting photographs on the lives and loss of lives of former Rhodesian and SA military diaspora with an ex- Hereford face or two thrown in . At Â£15 you could do worse.