CANCELLED Event: Jamie Zimmerman Book Launch: The Promise. Wednesday 4 November 2015 6.30pm – 8pm @ Success Library.
Join Jamie for the launch of The Promise – hosted by Dymocks Garden City.
As Sergeant Brett Wood prepared for a third tour of Afghanistan he made his fellow Commando Jamie Zimmermann promise to take care of his wife and personal affairs should the worst unfold. When the call came weeks later, it tore both men’s worlds apart.
The Promise is the extraordinary story of two mates, Jamie and Brett, each with two families – the family at home, and the brotherhood that bonds military servicemen in times of war. It charts Jamie’s evolution from a bullied boy in the Sydney suburbs to a warrior and team leader with the 2nd Commando Regiment of Australia’s elite Special Forces into combat operations in Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan.
As Jamie and Brett face ever more dangerous missions, the pressures intensify on the home front. Marriages crack, families fracture and the aftershocks of combat fatigue threaten both men’s lives. As Jamie watches all certainty slip away, he commits mind and body to the one thing he can control: he will honour his friend, he will keep his promise.