‘Apache’ is a blazing true story from the heart of Afghanistan – a tale of courage, comradeship, technology and tragedy, straight from the cockpit of the world’s deadliest helicopter.
Includes an exclusive 20 minute Q & A with the author
When Ed Macy's career in the Paras was cut short by a brutal accident, he thought he'd never fight again. But joining the Army Air Corps gave him the chance to return to the front line. And when the army launched its attack helicopter programme, Ed was the first to sign up.
The Westland Apache AH Mk 1 is the deadliest, most technically advanced helicopter in the world –and only the top two per cent of pilots even make it through the training.
In 2007, Ed's Apache squadron was dispatched to Helmand, Afghanistan. Their mission: to protect the men on the ground. So when a marine goes missing in action during an attack on a Taliban stronghold, Ed and his team know they are the Army's only hope of getting him out …
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‘Puts you right in the cockpit with your finger on the trigger. A truly awesome read; and a climax that Hollywood couldn’t invent…’ Andy McNab
'Macy is the real deal. Nobody could write that powerfully about combat, or emotionally about the men fighting with him, unless he has been at the gunship's controls. A fantastic, totally exhilarating rollercoaster read. Forget his Hellfire missiles, the book itself is enough to blow you away' Sergeant Major Dan Mills, author of number one bestseller Sniper One
'An honest account of exceptional bravery' Ross Kemp
‘Macy … does for the Apache helicopter’s gunships what Dan Mills did for the infantry in ‘Sniper One’. He puts readers in the cockpit of an aircraft that requires great skill and attention to keep in the air’ Publishers Weekly
‘’Apache’ is at its heart a ground-busting infantry tale told from an entirely new perspective. By the time these gutsy Uglies land in an occupied Taliban fort to join the ground fight, there is no doubt that attack helicopter pilots are flying grunts. What happens next is extraordinary’ Owen West, author of ‘Sharkman Six’
‘A truly amazing portrayal of the technical, the emotional, and the courageous. Macy puts the reader in the cockpit of our most lethal attack platform’ Dick Couch, author of ‘The Sheriff of Ramadi’ and ‘Chosen Soldier’About the Author:
Ed Macy left the British Army in January 2008, after twenty-three years’ service. He amassed a total of 3,930 helicopter flying hours, 645 of which were inside an Apache.
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Book Description HARPERPRESS, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0007288166
Book Description HARPERPRESS, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110007288166