Author(s): Paul Jordan
From his cage in a putrid, overcrowded Indian jail, Paul Jordan reflects on a life lived on the edge and curses the miscalculation that robbed him of his freedom. His childhood, marred by the loss of his father and brother, makes him hell bent on being the best of the best--an ambition he achieves by being selected to join the elite SAS. He survives the gut-wrenching training regime, deployment to the jungles of Asia, and the horrors of genocide in Rwanda. On leaving the army, his new life sees him pursuing criminals and gun-toting bandits, protecting CNN newsmen as the US 7th Cavalry storms into Baghdad, and facing death on a massive scale as he accompanies reporters into the devastated Indonesian town of Banda Ache, flattened by the Boxing Day tsunami. The Easy Day was Yesterday is fast paced, brutally honest, raw, and laced with dark humor--it is testament to the ability of the human spirit to survive.
I grabbed this book expecting it to be mostly about the author's experience in the SAS, but it wasn't, and not in a bad way! Although there are a few short tales about time in the SAS, the main story is his time spent in an Indian prison with flashbacks to his time in Rwanda, Iraq and a few other spots. An interesting read, funny in parts, sad in parts. Worth the read.
Alicia, The Book Grocer