High Risk

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This is a dark, raw, and uncompromising tale of the human condition in extremis, drawing on the many lives of Ben Timberlake: as an archaeologist, Special Forces soldier, combat medic and drug addict. Starting with Ben’s first near-death experience – in a Nazi-themed bar in wartime Yugoslavia – ‘High Risk’ is a whirlwind tour of everything from service in the SAS, combat in Iraq, and encounters with a gambling-obsessed 9/11 hijacker, to veterans blissed out on MDMA, hook-ups in the world of extreme sex, and battling a heroin habit on a remote Scottish island.

Weight0.542 kg
Dimensions21.6 × 13.8 × 3.5 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

256

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

941.086092 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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This is a dark, raw and uncompromising tale of the human condition in extremis, drawing on the many lives of Ben Timberlake: as an archaeologist, Special Forces soldier, combat medic and drug addict. Starting with Ben’s first near-death experience–in a Nazi-themed bar in wartime Yugoslavia–High Risk is a whirlwind tour of everything from service in the SAS, combat in Iraq, and encounters with a gambling-obsessed 9/11 hijacker, to veterans blissed out on MDMA, hook-ups in the world of extreme sex, and battling a heroin habit on a remote Scottish island.Ben pursued the rush, and the chase often took him over the edge. Instead of asking why, he asked, why not? Blending confessional narrative, classic reportage and acerbic humour, this memoir takes a gonzo look at terrorists, junkies, soldiers and strippers, through the tale of one extraordinary life.

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Weight0.542 kg
Dimensions21.6 × 13.8 × 3.5 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

256

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

941.086092 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K