So, the books:
"Out of the Tunnel" - describes Rachel's hideous experience with, and recovering from, firstly stranger rape and attempted murder, with the ensuing prosecution and court appearances, and, the very day an article about the rape was published, narrowly missing death during the 7th July London terrorist bombings.
This is an extremely well written book, especially for a first-time author. It helps that Rachel has a clear writing style (possibly a result of her previous career) and is a very sympathetic protagonist - strong-minded and rational, and a wholly innocent victim in both cases. Don't pick this book up hoping for an easy read - it really isn't a beach book, the subject matter is too serious - but it is an extremely worthwhile one. Me being a sentimental git, it does help that it turns out all right in the end: Rachel married her beau J earlier this year and, despite numerous other tribulations (here, thankfully over, and here, still ongoing, for example) is successfully back on track. An excellent book, all in all, read it yourself and make up your mind. I have to just hope that Rachel's life doesn't continue to give her sufficient grief to justify the sequel.
"Watching Men Burn" is a book of a completely different breed. The main reason this review is delayed is that I wanted to be as positive as possible about it, something I must admit, as you will see, that I found really hard. There are a number of cuts against it: it is one of the admittedly many military memoirs that take the view "all officers are bastards", which was hardly going to endear it to me and Tony is, as he readily admits not the most sympathetic character. It starts with a gritty description of life as a Junior Leader (now replaced by the Army Foundation College - interestingly with a Gunner CO at the moment). The bit I found most interesting (and I thought best written, but that may just be bias), covered Tony's experiences as a teenager Rapier operator in the Falklands War. The critical incident for him in this, as the title and cover show, was the bombing of RFA Sir Galahad, an incident that cost 48 lives. An equipment malfunction had prevented him from shooting down the lead attacking Skyhawk (having said that, the third plane's bombs also hit the Galahad, so even a fully functioning system would probably only reduced the loss of life.)
The last third of the book covers Tony's mental disintegration under PTSD, including a volunteer spell (still with the Army) in Northern Ireland, a descent into alcohol abuse, the catastrophic effect on his relationships, and his eventually failed battle with the MOD for proper treatment as a wounded veteran.
If you are a Falklands historian, this is a significant contribution to the eye-witness account. If you are in the military, this shows you, if you hadn't already seen it happen to your friends and colleagues, what can happen when it all goes horribly wrong. I didn't really like it, as you may have gathered, but your mileage may vary.