Saddam has invaded Kuwait.
Within the month, all foreign workers will be held as "Human Shield" hostages.
With the Iraqi borders closed and his visa cancelled, Douglas Brand, a former special forces soldier working in Iraq, has one month to flee the country.
In a desperate attempt to escape, Brand is double-crossed, betrayed, captured.
Faced with charges of spying for the CIA, Brand finds himself tortured by the Mukhbarat for information and intelligence.
Thrown into solitary confinement with nothing but a pair of pyjamas and a tin mug, Brand places all his faith in the good of humanity and his previously forgotten belief in God.
But is it enough to save him?
Can he find a way out?
Is the best he can hope for is a quick and merciful death?
Caught up in the war between East and West, 'Unavoidably Detained' is the gripping true account of a prisoner of war.
A story of hope and fortitude that spans nine months of hellish isolation 'Unavoidably Detained' is a gripping, and often inspiring, inside look into the world of war.
Douglas Brand spent 11 years in British and Australian Special Forces during the 60's and 70's which proved a life saver when he was interned and tortured by the Iraqi Secret Police from August 1990 to July 1991. The Iraqi's denied all knowledge of him until May of '91 and his release was made a condition by the United Nations to the peace agreement following the First Gulf War.
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