Callsign Hades

“Patrick Bury’s Callsign Hades joins that elite band of great war books. It is a quite enthralling account of Irish soldiers at war, by a gallant Irish officer and a superb writer” – Irish Independent

“This is an intensely sad and moving book . . . Callsign Hades is a vivid but ultimately despair-inducing account of war in the 21st century” – Irish Times

“A scintillating masterpiece… The first great book of the Afghan War” – Kevin Myers

“I was particularly impressed by Bury’s understanding of junior command and leadership… I sincerely hope that this book becomes embedded in every account of leadership across all three services…There have been many books written by serving personnel of life at the “sharp end” in Helmand since 2006. This is, in my view, the very best” – British Army Review

“Utterly riveting.” – Belfast Telegraph

“Excellent…Bury is a gifted writer… (Callsign Hades) is thoroughly deserving of the accolades it has received” – Army Rumour Service

“A classic. Rarely has the nature of war in Afghanistan been captured as well as in Paddy Bury’s book” – Richard Doherty, author of Mission Helmand

“Enlightening… brilliant” – Daily Mirror

“Subtly different…a more personal account of action” – Financial Times

“Describes the hell of combat with visceral intensity” – Irish News

“One of the most thoughtful books on Afghanistan I’ve come across” – Professor Nigel Biggar, Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology, Oxford University

“A gripping account of the bloody war being fought in Afghanistan by Northern Irish and British soldiers” – Belfast Telegraph Sunday Life Magazine

“Whilst there’s no shortage of blood and guts, this book also contains thoughtful analysis of the moral and emotional difficulties young soldiers endure” – Irish Examiner

“[Bury] is honest about a soldier’s experiences and frank about the toll – physical and mental – inflicted on himself and his men “- Sunday Business Post

“Bury writes this soldier’s view expressively and honestly, and with a humorous undertone that never detracts from the seriousness of operational life… It is clear that he has a profound love for his regiment and the men that served in it” – —Soldier Magazine