The Jamaican Job

Louise H Egan

Copyright 2013

Published by Louise H Egan at Smashwords.

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This book is dedicated to my family, especially my son and my mother who have supported me tirelessly throughout much more than authorship. Also thanks to my sister and father who read the book before publication and encouraged me.


It was 2004, and Britain hadn’t been involved in the war with Iraq for very long. Long enough, though to have lost some personnel as hostages. Captain Wright was involved in a team which had been sent to rescue those British nationals, some of whom were civilians. She wasn’t leading the mission as there were many officers, both British and American, who far out-ranked her, and there was still controversy about women being involved in search and rescue missions on the front line. Her expertise with all things explosive had swayed her superiors into sending her (her unit was the Corps of Royal Engineers or the bomb disposal squad). She had just shouted “Clear!” at a cell door, thrown a grenade and was following it into the cell over the rubble, when she felt the unmistakable shape of the barrel of an AK-47 in her back. She turned around very slowly, so as not to panic the Iraqi holding the weapon, and so began her seven days of captivity.

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