Update: I just finished reading this book and suggest anyone interested in a “nuts and bolts” look at SAS operations. The author never really advanced to upper echelons of the SAS, in fact he was drummed out and came back after a bar fight in Hong Kong. Because he stayed in the mid-low level of the unit, the author spent a great deal of time going in the door first, which makes for exciting reading. The writing style is very raw, so do not expect great prose. That said, it does have much to recommend it and ‘I’ is very good at covering small details about SAS life that add much to the realism. One oddity struck me about the book; the author rarely speaks about his non-military life. Occasional mentions of an ex-wife and a step-daughter appear, but little else. Almost as though the author’s army life was more real than anything else. Says a great deal about the man.
Trask, The Last Tyromancer