January 1991 – can you remember what you were doing?
Andy McNab can. It was the day his eight man patrol infiltrated deep behind enemy lines in Iraq. Their call sign: BRAVO TWO ZERO.
Now, twenty years on from the 1993 first publication of the bestselling account of this mission, Transworld publish a fully revised and updated commemorative edition, published on 23rd May.
‘Looking back I don’t regret a single thing we did during that time. I still believe we made the right decisions, tactically and morally, but what I knew about was soldiering, that and juvenile detention. I was 33 going on 17, and what’s changed now is that I am able to look at the whole picture objectively, how I felt then and feel now and how the experience of that January changed the lives of the whole patrol.’ ~Andy McNab
The new Nick Stone will be released 15 September and is named ‘Dead Centre’:
Indonesia, January 2005. Nick Stone is working undercover, to retrieve incriminating material from amongst the tsunami-ravaged chaos of a devastated landscape. His team is attacked and a man dies — but not before he makes an agonising promise that will return one day to haunt him…
Moscow, March 2011. Semi-retired but restless, Stone finds himself at the centre of an extraordinary encounter which turns his world upside down. An oligarch’s young son and heir has been snatched — with his mother — from aboard a luxury yacht in the Seychelles, and only one man has what it takes to track them down and bring them home.
The fuse is lit, and Stone is hurtled into his most complex and compelling mission yet — a mission that leads him from the Alpine enclaves of the super-rich to the savage underbelly of war-torn Somalia. And in a world where piracy, extortion and betrayal lurk in the twisted wreckage of imperial ambition, Stone’s principal objective turns remorselessly from liberation to revenge…
Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Bantam Press (15 Sep 2011)
A more extensive synopsis is available…sounds good! Zero Hour is published 28 October 2010
A code which will jam every item of military hardware from Kabul to Washington…
On 5 September 2007, Israeli jets bombed a suspected nuclear installation in northeastern Syria. Syrian radar supposedly state-of-the-art had failed to warn the target of the incoming assault.
A system on the verge of collapse…
Unknown to anyone but the Israelis and the radar s manufacturers, the commercial, off-the-shelf microprocessors within it contained a remotely accessible kill switch.
A terrorist group who nearly have it in their hands…
Now British Intelligence has discovered that the same switches are at the heart of every electronic device in the UK and US arsenal. It will take years to replace the components. So they must deactivate the man who controls them instead.
And a soldier who wants to go down fighting…
Ex-SAS deniable operator Nick Stone is tasked to find and kill him but this time he s not on receive . For once, his life is under threat for another reason from within. And now he really is a man with nothing to lose…
Soldier turned best-selling author Andy McNab is to speak at The Tank Museum to mark the release of his new novel ‘War Torn’.
Drawing on his own military experience and extensive research he has conducted both in theatre and on the ‘home front’, ‘War Torn’ provides a window on the experience of the modern British soldier in Helmand – and at home.
Date of Event: 19th May 2010
Time of Event: 19:30
Venue: The Tank Museum, Bovington, Dorset, BH20 6JG – Tel: (+44) (0)1929 405096
Entry Fee: £12.50
I’ve finally had a chance to give Andy McNab’s DropZone: Bk. 1 the thorough reading it deserves, and I can tell you it ain’t just for kids. Dropzone is indeed fun, exciting, and written in a way that won’t have you reaching for your thesaurus, but the action and descriptions (particularly the parts about sky-diving) deliver in a way that only Andy McNab can, and the insider viewpoint he always provides will have adults as well as teens getting vertigo as they experience the thrills alongside the main character in this series, Ethan Blake.
Young adults will find in the Drozone series not just adventure but moral lessons that aren’t ‘preachy’ or out-of-touch with today’s youth culture — Andy McNab writes in an honest, non-judgmental way that is refreshing to see in a young adult series.
In short, Dropzone is a fast, fun read for adults, and an adventure classic for youths.