'We live in the age of the suicide bomber. The suicide bomb itself takes more lives than any other type of explosive weapon. Moreover, in the last 5 years more people have been killed by suicide attacks than at any other time in history.

How has this descent deep into the heart of terror escalated in such a way? What drives people to blow themselves up and what are the consequences? More importantly perhaps, what can be done to combat the rising spread of this form of violence?

Investigative journalist Iain Overton addresses the fundamental drivers of modern-day suicide attacks in this fascinating and important book, showing how the suicide bomber has played a pivotal role in the evolution of some of the most defining forces of the modern age - from Communism and the Cold War, to the modern-day War on Terror.'

This book was fascinating.

I honestly believe everyone can learn something from this book; I know I did.

Iain Overton did an amazing job with this book. With so much factual information and statistics, it would have been easy for this book to read like an educational text, yet it didn't. Iain Overton was able to keep the story from getting weighed down with facts by including emotional interviews and observations throughout the book.

This book is an exploration of how and why the suicide bomber has shaped the modern age. Filled with interviews with  Russian anarchists, Japanese kamikazes, Hezbollah militants, survivors of suicide bombings and suicide bombers.

With insights from places such as Iran, Iraq and Pakistan, this book is filled with fantastic interviews, testimonies and statistics that really inform the reader of the who, what when, where why and how of the suicide bomber.

I am so glad I read this book. I will be recommending it to anyone who will listen.

The Price Of Paradise by Iain Overton is a must read for absolutly everyone.

Published by Geramie Kate Barker