Muslim, lawyer, soldier, hostage. Because the daughter of an Indian Muslim father and a white Australian mom, rising up within the conservative setting of 1970s Perth, Rabia Siddique was at all times going to be marked as completely different. Escaping her traumatic childhood, Rabia moved to London after graduating from regulation college to pursue her passionate dedication to social justice. She joined the British Military as a army lawyer simply days after 9/11, lastly discovering herself stationed in Southern Iraq, the place she pushed herself to make a distinction in one of the crucial harmful and testing environments on earth. On 19 September 2005, Rabia and one other soldier have been taken hostage by Islamic insurgents as they tried to barter the discharge of two kidnapped British SAS operatives. She battled for hours to save lots of their lives, utilizing her authorized experience, data of Islam and Arabic to barter with their captors as a violent mob tried to storm the compound the place she was being held. After their launch, her colleague obtained a Army Cross, whereas Rabia obtained nothing. Her subsequent intercourse and race discrimination case towards the British Military made headlines all over the world. Her memoir is a narrative of grit, braveness and conviction, born out of a singular perspective.