Mercenary Mum: My Journey from Young Mother to Baghdad Bodyguard

Mercenary Mum: My Journey from Young Mother to Baghdad Bodyguard

By: Neryl Joyce

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Mercenary Mum is the true story of a young single mother who went from working at her local Woolworths store to serving as a soldier in the Australian Army's elite Close Personal Protection Unit. She then left the army to become a high-risk security contractor, where she was responsible for protecting high-threat targets from assassination and opportune attack in Iraq. Neryl reveals what it's like to be a woman in a private army trying to survive in a prejudiced man's world, exposed to alcohol-fuelled parties, drugs and sexual abuse. Neryl's professional and personal resolve is pushed to its outermost limit when she is confronted by a shocking ambush and death on the world's most dangerous road in Iraq. How did a naïve little girl start out playing with Barbie dolls and end up playing with guns and working for the most powerful security company in Baghdad - and how did she manage to survive with her sanity intact? About the Author Neryl Joyce served as a commissioned officer in the Australian Army in its close personal protection unit, then worked as a private security contractor in Iraq. After retiring from the security business, she and her husband moved to Christmas Island to manage a detention centre. Neryl currently lives in Perth.

Title: Mercenary Mum: My Journey from Young Mother to Baghdad Bodyguard

Author Name: Neryl Joyce

Categories: Memoirs, Military Biography, Australian Biographies, Iraq Wars,

Publisher: Australia, Black Inc.: 2014

ISBN Number: 1863956913

ISBN Number 13: 9781863956918

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: New

Type: Book

Kg: 1.00 Kg

Seller ID: 000585