The Sandpit - Stephen Leather

Dan Shepherd and his SAS team are sent into the badlands of Afghanistan to train the rebels who are battling Taliban fanatics.

But what starts as a training mission in The Sandpit turns into a life or death struggle with Shepherd and his team very much in the firing line.

Soon they are caught up in an international intrigue that threatens the stability of the whole Middle East.

Lots of action and gun stuff, it’s always fun to see what Shepherd was like when he was in his twenties. Hopefully there’ll be more stories set back when he was an SAS trooper.