The area along what is now the northern border of Pakistan has long been an area of conflict, separating India from Asia and the Middle East. The rugged and inhospitable terrain is well suited to guerrilla warfare where a single sniper can inflict great damage on a large force that cannot deploy effectively. The author is a specialist in the area and its history, having travelled there extensively. This latest book from him is well up to the standards he has set in previous books such as “The Khyber Rifles” and “Spying for the Raj”. Illustration is confined to a bandw plate section but the text supports itself, written with the flow of a journalist.