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Wheels of Fire

By: Terence Strong
Narrated by: Martyn Read
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Summary

Summoned to war-torn Bosnia, ex-SAS officer Jeff Hawkins' main role is to keep UN aid convoys running at all costs. But his new company commander isn't up to the job and his colleague in Liaison is running his own agenda.

The arrival of the winter snow brings another problem. It's vital that one huge convoy runs the gauntlet of fighting along the icy mountain roads, breaking the siege of Sarajevo with essential provisions and medical supplies before Christmas. Defying all odds, the twin-air horns of a 100 trucks blast defiantly as their giant wheels begin to roll on a journey to hell and back.

©2005 Terence Strong (P)2006 Isis Publishing Ltd

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"Breathless entertainment." ( Guardian)

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The book was a good account of key events in the Balkan war, maybe a war that doesn't get many stories being told about it even while WW2 and Vietnam movies still get produced.
It is so closely matched to real events, it helps to know a little of the history as well.
I agree with others about the narration, there was a whole lot of sighing and humming at first that was very grating. But later on it does improve somewhat.