The Seventh Circle

Surviving Seven Years in Afghanistan's Most Notorious Prison

Robert Langdon

RRP: £14.99

2 November 2017

Published by Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781760296902

RRP: £5.99

2 November 2017

Published by Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781925575675

A harrowing account of Afghanistan’s notorious Pul-e-Charkhi prison, written by its longest-serving western inmate.

Former soldier Rob Langdon was working as a security contractor in Afghanistan when he was found guilty of murder and sentenced to death in a case that would have been ruled a clear miscarriage of justice in the British legal system. His sentence was commuted to 20 years in jail, and he served his time in Kabul’s most notorious prison, Pul-e-Charkhi, described as the world’s worst place to be a westerner.

Rob was there for seven years, the longest sentence served by a westerner since the fall of the Taliban, and every one of those 2,500 days was an act of extraordinary survival in a jail filled with Afghanistan’s most dangerous extremists and murderers. In 2016 Robert was pardoned and returned to Australia. In this highly-anticipated book he will talk about his experiences for the first time.