A decent read. Barely mentions his military career, though by the end of the first chapter one could make an intelligent guess.I rattled through Painting the Sands by Kim Hughes pretty rapidly - a great read. and thought provoking. Was it all worth it?
I'm following that with this:
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The first ever true story told by an MI5 officer - an explosive, shocking and honest account revealing never-before-seen detail into MI5's operation.
'I do it because it is all I know. I'm a hunter of people and I'm damn good at it.'
Recruited after the 7/7 attacks on London, Tom quickly found himself immersed in the tense world of watching, following and infiltrating networks of terrorists, spies and foreign agents.
It was a job that took over his life and cost him dear, taking him to the limit of physical and mental endurance.
Filled with extraordinary accounts of operations that saved countless lives, Soldier Spy is the only authentic account by an ex-MI5 officer of the round-the-clock battle to keep this country safe.
He remarks quite prominently that he got clearance from Box500 to proceed with his tome.
He has a second book now on the market, joining the Andy Mac, Chris Ryan vanguard of faction authors. He's popped up on the radio a few times. Seems a decent lad. Good luck to him.