Redback One

The True Story of An Australian SAS Hero


Explosive SAS action in East Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan.

The command came: 'Stop those vehicles!'
It was like a red rag to a bull. Instantly streams of 7.62 mm tracer and 50 mm calibre machine gun rounds arced across the night sky and smashed into the bus and truck.

Elite SAS Patrol Commander Stuart 'Nev' Bonner takes us inside the extraordinary and dangerous world of secret combat operations in this explosive, behind-the-scenes look at life inside the SAS. A world where capture means torture or death, and every move is trained for with precision detail to bring elite soldiers to the very peak of fighting ability.

In a career spanning twenty years, fourteen of them in the SAS, Bonner shares with us the inside story of being out in front ? and often behind enemy lines.

From patrolling the mountains of East Timor to covert operations in Bougainville and the Solomon Islands, from sweeping into the Iraqi desert ahead of invading US forces to cripple Saddam Hussein's communications to patrolling in war-torn Baghdad and being in the middle of the disastrous Operation Anaconda in Afghanistan ? this is a no holds barred account of what it like to live, eat and breathe SAS.
  • Hachette Australia; March 2014
  • ISBN 9780733630019
  • Read online, or download in secure EPUB format
  • Title: Redback One
  • Author: Robert Macklin
  • Imprint: Hachette Australia

About The Author

Robert Macklin is a Canberra-based journalist and co-authored the bestselling SAS SNIPER with Rob Maylor. His most recent book is DARK PARADISE.