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Ash

Male | 30s | 3 to 5 minutes
Starts on page 54

EXTRACT: I've never actually killed someone...not like this. Blown people up, shot them from a distance or in a blur of excitement, ambushed them on numerous occasions...but this is the first time up close. I know a man in the regiment whose killed several...mostly with his bare hands or blade. Came home one night from the pub and beat up his pregnant girlfriend. Boots'n all. Almost took a knife to her before the police arrived. Not a good look. Now's he in a psych ward...

Contains coarse language
Contains adult themes

Ash

Male | 30s | 3 to 5 minutes
Starts on page 79

EXTRACT: An SAS soldier is trained to move as quietly as a...ghost. Step by step. Noiseless. Not a sound or a breath can be heard. Or so the manual states. We spend months...years perfecting the technique...toe down first, pressing gently on terra firma, listening for any sound that might result from the pressure, looking for a patch of earth free of debris of any kind, natural or human, before allowing the front of the foot to make contact and then the heel would follow.

Contains adult themes