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

Source: The Tank Museum


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.


Here’s the official synopsis for Andy McNab & Liz Rigbey’s ‘War Torn’ – I wasn’t too far of with my own translation 🙂

War Torn by Andy McNab and Kym JordanTwo tours of Iraq under his belt, Sergeant Dave Henley has seen something of how modern battles are fought. But nothing can prepare him for the posting to Forward Operating Base Senzhiri, Helmand Province, Afghanistan. This is a warzone like even he’s never seen before.
He’s in charge of 1 Platoon, a ragbag collection of rookies who he must meld into a fighting force, and fast. The Afghanistan conflict is as harsh and unforgiving as the country itself. Their convoy is ambushed before they even reach the FOB, and two of his men are grievously wounded, one scorched beyond recognition, the other left with only one leg.

Back at home, the families of the men – and women – at the front wait anxiously for news. Dave’s wife, Jenny, seven months pregnant, must try to hold together the fragile lives of those they left behind, all of whom remain in constant dread of the knock on the door and the visit from the Families Officer, whose job it is to deliver the bad news…

War Torn traces the interwoven stories of one platoon’s experience of warfare in the Twenty First Century. Packed with the searing danger and high-octane excitement of modern combat, it also explores the impact of its aftershocks upon the soldiers themselves, and upon those who love them. It will take you straight into the heat of battle and the hearts of those who are burned by it.

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Well that title should make you curious. And so it should be. Grey Man’s Land wrote about War Torn in a former post, adding some credit to Liz (Elizabeth) Rigbey, an excellent writer, who is the co-writer of this new Andy McNab novel.

But surprisingly there seems to be confusion in publishers-land  when it comes to the good ladies name. Take a look below, and spot the differences! Remains the question ‘why’ Liz is not (or doesn’t want to be) recognised as the co-writer of War Torn (at least in the UK). One has to wonder what kind of promotion this book will get (so far none whatsoever, except on our ‘right-on-top’ fab website, of course). At a presentation I know my first question would be ‘Who is Kym Jordan’?? But of course I know the answer to that one already…