Shortlist year: 
2018
Shortlist category: 
Non-fiction
Published by: 
Allen & Unwin

About the book

Book cover - No Front Line: Australia's Special Forces at War in Afghanistan: Australia's special forces at war in Afghanistan by Chris Masters.

In an extraordinary investigation undertaken over 10 years, Chris Masters opens up the heart of Australia's Special Forces and their war in Afghanistan. He gives voice to the soldiers, he takes us to the centre of some of the fiercest combat Australia has ever experienced and provides the most intimate examination of what it is like to be a member of this country's elite fighting forces. But he also asks difficult questions that reveal controversial clouds hanging over our Special Operations mission in Afghanistan.