In Harm's Way
In late 2006 Brian Corrigan led an SAS team into Lebanon to retrieve the two small children of Melissa Hawach. While the children, Cedar, 3, and Hannah, 5, were successfully reunited with their mother, Brian and another member of his team were detained at the airport and thrown into a Lebanese prison for the next three months. In Harm's Way is Brian's story of what really happened in Lebanon – their daring rescue mission and subsequent capture – as well as the inside story of life in Roumieh – Lebanon’s notorious maximum security prison, and how Brian used his innate courage, mental discipline and military training to stay focused and alive. It is also a fascinating account of the life of a modern day soldier who has served in Australia's elite airborne unit in East Timor, and worked as a private security contractor at the height of the insurgency in Iraq, and now works in conflict zones around the world. In Harm's Way is a story of risk and honour, and what it really takes to work both at the frontline of modern day conflicts and in undercover operations around the world.
High Voltage is the first biography to focus exclusively on Angus. It tells of his remarkable rise from working-class Glasgow and Sydney to the biggest stages in the world. The youngest of eight kids, Angus always seemed destined for a life in music, and it was his passion and determination that saw AC/DC become hard rock’s greatest act. Over the years, Angus has endured the devastating death of iconic vocalist Bon Scott, the forced retirement of his brother in arms, Malcolm Young, and more recently the loss from the band of singer Brian Johnson and drummer Phil Rudd. Yet somehow the little guitar maestro has kept AC/DC not just on the rails, but at the top of the rock pile. Must be those big balls . . .
I launched the book at the Thirroul Writers Festival on August 25 and spoke with AC/DC photographer Philip Morris at Rockdale Library on September 5. You can read an extract of High Voltage here and also read a review from the Daily Review and from Sydney's Daily Telegraph. I'm being interviewed here on Channel 9's Today Extra. I spoke with Nick Bennett at Talking Lifestyle about High Voltage, Bern Young at ABC Gold Coast and Andrew O'Keefe at Weekend Sunrise. Here's a piece I wrote about Angus for the Guardian. High Voltage also topped the independent publisher bestseller list on its week of release — it's a #1!
Here are details for the aduio book edition of High Voltage.