Freefall (Paperback)
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Freefall (Paperback)

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Paperback 368 Pages / Published: 05/08/2021
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'This is BRAVO TWO ZERO meets ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST. Tom Read's story had me on the edge of my seat. It also made me cry.'
Andy McNab

A former member of the British Parachute Regiment, Tom Read was preparing to freefall from more than 23 miles above the earth to become the first man to punch a hole through the sound barrier unassisted.

It didn't work out that way.

From his hospital bed in a French sanatorium, Tom began to review his life in an attempt to trace the roots of his madness: the tough childhood, moving from place to place; joining the Parachute Regiment at seventeen and confronting riots, IRA snipers and booby-traps; doing more than 1,000 jumps with the Red Devils and the first ever Parachute drop onto the Falklands; and the high-altitude work that may have created a chemical imbalance in his brain.

Weaving backwards and forwards between a haunting present and a remarkable past FREEFALL is an unrelentingly suspenseful account of an amazing life.

'Extraordinary'
Mail on Sunday

'A courageous book'
The Times

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780751572353
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 255 g
Dimensions: 196 x 124 x 28 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
This is BRAVO TWO ZERO meets ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST. Tom Read's story had me on the edge of my seat. It also made me cry. - Andy McNab

Extraordinary - MAIL on Sunday

An incredible story: funny, sad and as breathtaking as a high altitude sky dive - CAMERON SPENCE author of SABRE SQUADRON.

A courageous book. - THE TIMES

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