A prequel to the Simon Ellice Series, this novella is an immersive snapshot of Si’s time as a soldier in Afghanistan.
In the mountains and passes of Nuristan, Lieutenant Si Ellice is grief-stricken and consumed with rage. In the battle to win the hearts and minds of the local villagers while searching for Taliban leaders, Si and his loyal team are under little illusion of progress.
Everyone knows trouble is coming. But from where? When Si sees a pattern no one else can, he must decide between obeying orders and doing what needs to be done.
Evocative and authentic, Dead Ground starkly encapsulates the impossibility of the task assigned to British soldiers in Afghanistan. A tale of loyalty, loss and individual responsibility in the chaos of war.
Number of pages: 96