The explosive debut thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Break Point and former Special Forces team leader, Ollie Ollerton.
Ex-Special Forces soldier Alex Abbott escaped the Middle East under a cloud and now lives hand-to-mouth in Singapore. Scraping a living as a gun for hire and estranged from his family, Abbott is haunted by ghosts of the past, drinking to dull the pain. Life's tough, but there is one upside - at least he's not in Baghdad.
That's about to change.
When a job goes badly wrong, Abbott's in hot water. Next he learns that his military son, Nathan, is missing in Iraq. Knowing something is wrong, needing to find his son and desperate for redemption, Abbott has no choice but to go back.
Returning to Baghdad, Abbott renews old acquaintances and begins his search for Nathan. The body count rises as old wounds open and he struggles to confront his demons, self-medicating the only way he knows how. But when one of his old crew turns up dead in mysterious circumstances and the link with Nathan is clear, Abbott begins to suspect a trap.
But who is the hunter? And who is the hunted?
Matthew 'Ollie' Ollerton is a former Special Forces soldier and was one of the founding Directing Staff on Channel 4's hit show SAS: Who Dares Wins and SAS Australia.
Ollie's military career began at the age of 18 when he joined the Royal Marine Commandos and toured operationally in Northern Ireland and in Iraq for Operation Desert Storm. He subsequently spent six years in the Special Boat Service rising to team leader, before working in Iraq as a private security contractor and carrying out anti-child-trafficking charity work in South-East Asia.
Ollie now spends his time as an entrepreneur running multiple companies including Break-Point,
Battle Ready and has a busy public speaking business. He is passionate about helping veterans through the Break-Point Academy and lends his support to many veteran charities.
His books, Break Point and Battle Ready, have both been Sunday Times bestsellers. Scar Tissue is his first novel.
'A real tour de Forces. Enough guns, all-terrain armour and macho bravado to put Bond and Bourne to shame'
Crisp, brisk and powerful. Ollerton skilfully portrays the menace, chaos and corruption of post-Saddam's Iraq.
Authentic and gritty
With a flawed, relatable hero at its heart, Scar Tissue is an adrenaline-fuelled thriller that sets the groundwork for a gripping on-going series.