Juggernaut - Adam Baker THEY SEARCHED FOR GOLD. THEY FOUND DEATH.

Iraq 2005. Seven mercenaries hear an enticing rumor: somewhere, abandoned in the swirling desert sands, lies an abandoned Republican Guard convoy containing millions of pounds of Saddam's gold. They form an unlikely crew of battle-scarred privateers, killers and thieves, veterans of a dozen war zones, each of them anxious to make one last score before their luck runs out.

After liberating the sole surviving Guard member from US capture, the team makes their way to the ancient ruins where the convoy was last seen. Although all seems eerily quiet and deserted when they arrive, they soon find themselves caught in a desperate battle for their lives, confronted by greed, betrayal, and an army that won't stay dead.


Second book in the Outpost series and another rollicking, rollercoster page turning read. Baker excells at writing strong female protagonists and I loved the female lead in the last book "Outpost". In Juggernaut Lucy, mercenary leader and general all round kick arse makes a refreshing change to have a female in the kind of role that's usually reserved for pumped-up action men.

In fact Lucy Whyte is so hard she makes pumped-up action men cry:

*Lucy and her team were wearing full body armor. Lucy had a cheery Sheraton conference badge pinned to her flak jacket. “Hello, my name is … F*** YOU.”

*Lucy shot him through the left eye and blew out the back of his skull. He was thrown clean out of his flip-flops.

*Lucy threw him over the parapet. He fell three stories into the wreckage of the burning Humvee, and was lost in flame.


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