During the Gulf War he commanded Bravo Two Zero, a patrol that, in the words of his commanding officer, 'will remain in regimental history for ever'. He wrote about his experiences in two phenomenal bestsellers, Bravo Two Zero, which was filmed in starring Sean Bean, and Immediate Action. He is also the author of ten bestselling novels, including most recently Crossfire. Help Centre. My Wishlist Sign In Join. Be the first to write a review.
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You can download the file by clicking on the green button. Only the reporter' s swift action saves his life. Author: Andy McNab. Download eBooks by author Andy McNab. Belo Horizonte Brazil. Find latest reader reviews and much more at Dymocks. As others have said, this starts slowly and ends dynamically. Like all the Nick Stone thrillers, it's heavy on gritty realism.
Has enough plot twists and action to keep one interested. Mar 08, Anthony Ambrose rated it it was amazing. Another good read. If you like the series so far, then you will like this. Well, now I've just finished it Onto the next. Dec 01, Dale Flower rated it really liked it. You can always count on old dependable Nick Stone! May 27, Jamie Spiller rated it did not like it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Crossfire is another great installment to the Nick Stone series. Like always, McNab captures the readers mind and molds it into a trained killers'. Not many writers can do this, but unlike the rest, Andy has actually witnessed the horrors of war. The story focuses on Nick Stone's encounter with a reporter he must protect from the streets of Basra, a large city located in the south of Iraq. Like I said before, McNab is able to mold the minds of readers to act like Nick Stone when reading the book Crossfire is another great installment to the Nick Stone series.
Like I said before, McNab is able to mold the minds of readers to act like Nick Stone when reading the book. He is able to strike fear into you, contemplating on what is going to happen next: "Sundance the antagonist saw the expression on my face. It's times like these when you realized just how attached you become to the character. You generally share the same emotions and begin to think like Nick.
It's also quite extraordinary how the author gets you to create bonds to other characters that might not play a big role in the story. One such example is Magreb, a taxi driver that you instantly trust as soon as he enters the story, "he told me his name, but I didn't quite catch it the first time; his voice was like gravel and his english heavily accented. He beamed. Just that one word "beamed" is enough to instantly like him. It's just another example where McNab excels in his amazing diction. The story continues on, and you encounter many surprises that I'm not going to mention, but this book is an insanely good read, a real pageturner!
It is not the same for a normal writer to "visit" a warzone, they probably couldn't capture the same feel. Oct 05, Adam rated it it was ok. It's important to note that living as an expatriate without easy or cheap access to books in my own language, many of the books I've read in recent years I've done so only because they were all I get my hands on, they just came my way, and were tolerable.
This is one such. I'd never dream of buying it, and I don't think I'd bother reading another by this author unless there really was nothing else handy.
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The copious use of bad language and cynicism mars any hero status the central character might have had. I prefer my heroes a bit more idealistic and gentlemanly then this one. I think that the author's emphasis on painting the modern world as a nasty corrupt doomed place where it's barely worth curbing strong language only has the effect of further corrupting and cynicising readers.
This novel just plays to its target market of modern anarchic agnostics and is therefore little better than war pornography, and one might just as well read the Skinhead and Suedehead novels, for 'Crossfire' is the 'grown-up' equivalent. Apparently the author is ex-SAS, so I was hoping for something a bit more like Ranulph Fiennes' 'Feather Men', but McNab writes more like a thug, a spokesman for the new politically correct amoral military ie, don't bother trying to share your culture with the enemy, just shoot them , than the old fashioned British Tommy's honour. I do hope all of our soldiers or ex-soldiers are not like this, or there would be very little of our culture left worth fighting to preserve.
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And that is the heart of the matter which disturbs me most about this book. There isn't. Nov 28, TMCD rated it liked it. This was a difficult book to rate. The first pages were firmly in the 2-star territory of being slow, plodding, and seemingly going nowhere. However, the last pages were high octane fast paced page turning 5-star action.
Ultimately the slow build up back story of our hapless hero Nick Stone plodding around Kabul looking for his man was needed to properly set up for the gripping conclusion. For Nick Stone fans this is the book we've all been waiting for. Not wanting to give to much away or This was a difficult book to rate.
Not wanting to give to much away or any spoilers, this book is the conclusion to a major sub-plot that has been bubbling under the surface of most of the previous Nick Stone adventures, and it really doesn't disappoint in that regard. As a standalone novel it's fairly hit and miss, but then the first 10 Nick Stone books really do need to be read in order as several important sub-plots weave between them and define McNab's ex-SAS hero, and the culminate in this chapter.
Usually I'm a fan of McNab's no-nonsense first person tell-em-how-it-is narrative style. This time however I found myself mildly disappointed with the choice of language. Even for someone like me, who barely likes to give political correctness the time of day, this book irked.
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It was mainly the referring to turbans as 'cowpats' and referring to Afghan dress as 'Gunga Din gear'. Not exactly the best example of race relations, maybe.