My fingers close around the trigger. I pause for a split second to think about the bullets I am about to spray across the ground. After today, I'll no longer be the new girl.
Captain Charlotte Madison is blonde, beautiful and flies Apache helicopters for a living. She has completed two tours of duty in Afghanistan and is currently fighting on the front-line in her third.
Dressed To Kill shows us what life is like for a girl in a resolutely male-dominated environment. But she isn't just a woman in a man's world, she's a woman, women aspire to be - glamorous as well as brave, and beating the men at their own game. Only a tiny percentage of people can multi-task to the extreme level the aircraft demands, and most airmen who try to qualify as an Apache pilot fail.
Full of the exciting, adrenaline-filled action that has made other military memoirs so successful, Dressed To Kill is also unique. A highly intelligent and brilliant young woman, Charlotte is Britain's first female Apache pilot, and the first British female pilot to kill in an Apache.
Captain Charlotte Madison was the first female Apache pilot in the Army Air Corps and is still one of only two. She is the 27-year-old veteran of two tours of Afghanistan, and the only pilot ever to have gone 'Winchester' - to have used every single piece of ammunition in the Apache's awesome armoury - in a single sortie.
It's not very often a war book makes its way onto Hot Stars' radar, but this real-life memoir by 26-year-old Charlotte is truly unique. She is just like one of us - she loves reading about celebs and fashion - but she's also on the frontline in Afghanistan. Passionate, hilarious and at times heart-wrenching, this brilliant book had us gripped!
Number Of Pages: 341
Published: 8th July 2010
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0 x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.26