Like it says on the cover, it is the story of the Thai cave rescue told from the perspective of these two Australians at the centre of it.
A couple of things really lift this book. The first is that it is a great story, even if you know the basics of what happened. The second is the style in which it is written - these are authentic Australian voices, taking the job seriously but not themselves too seriously, plenty of humour, you almost feel the thing they are most proud of is sneaking past the Thai PM by hiding in an ambulance full of nurses. This is more like listening to a couple of blokes down the pub spinning a yarn than reading a book, and what a great yarn it is.
This book gives a frank insight into the involvement of the medical team involved in the rescue, and the possible and actual consequences of their decisions. We all know the outcome of course, but Dr Harrison was confronted with the very real possibility that none of the soccer team would survive, and he would gain infamy as the “Doctor who killed the boys”, a burden that would obviously change his life in all aspects into the future, elevating him into the company of Dr Shipton. As it was his father died suddenly whilst he was away. The recent death of a Thai Navy Seal from blood poisoning picked up in the cave also reinforces the tremendous risks taken.