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Mercenary Mum

Mercenary Mum

My Journey from Young Mother to Baghdad Bodyguard

by Neryl Joyce
Publication Date: 20/08/2019

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How does a supermarket cashier and single Mum become a fearless Baghdad bodyguard in the battlefields of Iraq?

This is the true story of Neryl Joyce, a young Australian woman, struggling to pay the bills, who signed up to be a soldier. After a stint with the Australian Army's elite Close Personal Protection Unit, Neryl joined a private security firm inside Baghdad's heavily guarded Green Zone. Here, she defended high-risk foreign targets from opportunistic assassination inside Iraq.

As a female bodyguard in the Middle East, Neryl had to be as good as--or even better than--any of her fellow soldiers. With courage and heart, she navigated sexual discrimination and abuse, operations on the world's most dangerous road, and the unrelenting brutality of a man's world. But the longer she stayed, the more convinced she became that disaster was imminent.

Somehow, Neryl survived to return home to her son and tell this heart-stopping and inspirational story.
Military history
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Fontaine Press
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