Competition closes: September 30th 2011

Random House:

To celebrate the new release of Andy McNab’s Dead Centre, we are giving away a set of the last four titles in the Nick Stone series for the ultimate catch up. Join the ex-SAS mercenary in Brute Force, Exit Wound, Zero Hour and the newest episode Dead Centre. Stone is hurtled into his most complex and compelling mission yet, following the kidnap of an oligarch’s young son and heir, but what has led Nick Stone to his latest operation? This is your chance to find out.

For the opportunity to be the lucky winner of this thrilling series, brought to life through Rupert Degas’ gripping narration, answer the question below.

The prize is four Andy McNab Audiobooks – Dead Centre, Brute Force, Exit Wound & Zero Hour

Go here to enter the competition. Good luck!!

PS: Unfortunately for some readers:  This competition is open to anyone aged 16 or over who is a resident of the UK or the Republic of Ireland, except for employees of The Random House Group Limited (the promoter), their families and any other company connected with the competition.



25/01/2011 Andy McNab Author Talk / Signing
~ Andy McNab will be appearing at Bookmark, Spalding. He will be talking about and signing copies of his new book Zero Hour.
Bookmark, Spalding 20 The Crescent Spalding PE11 1AF
Time 19.15
Contact: 01775769231 
28/01/2011 Andy McNab Author Talk / Speech
~ Andy McNab will be discussing his life and his new novel Zero Hour.
Bishopswood House Bishopswood Ros-On-Wye 
Time 19.00
01/02/2011 Andy McNab Author Talk / Speech
~ Andy McNab will be talking about Zero Hour at Rainham Library.
Time 19.30

Source:  Transworld Publishers


Killing? It’s just a job for Andy McNab. The highly decorated soldier and best-selling author feels no fear; rather he enjoys the excitement of conflict. But is this physically powerful man actually an emotional coward? And is anyone brave enough to ask him?

Interview: Andy McNab, soldier and best-selling author
Published Date: 30 November 2010
By Catherine Deveney

ANDY McNab is the most affable, good-humoured man you could meet, which makes his absence of empathy all the more startling. The ex-SAS man, the most decorated soldier in the British Army since the Second World War, and now best-selling author of the Nick Stone thriller series, is sitting with a Diet Coke, agreeing he “couldn’t have cared less” the first time he killed a man.

What if someone got run over and killed in front of him? “Well, they’re dead, aren’t they? What’s the point in being upset?” Married five times, he talks with equal detachment about ex-wives. What does his fifth wife think of him? “That I’m a dickhead.” Thing is, he’s just been tested for an experiment at Cambridge university and the parts of his brain governing empathy and fear were both visibly underdeveloped.

How did he feel about that? “Great,” he says. We both laugh. Even the psychologist joked about it. “He said, ‘You don’t care do you?'” And McNab’s wife? “She just said, ‘I know’. She’s known for years. That’s why she says I’m a dickhead.”

Blue eyes … dark hair … the craggy side of handsome. Friendly and engaged. McNab is never photographed openly – nor does he use his real name – because of his intelligence background in Northern Ireland. But we meet in a London hotel and he talks fast, in a Cockney drawl, with the openness of a man who’s figured things out and doesn’t much care what others think. Clues to his extraordinary levels of detachment are all there in a complex life story, from his abandonment as a baby to his capture and torture in Iraq. There are clues in his books too. The man who entered the British army with a reading age of 11 has just published Zero Hour, the 13th Nick Stone novel. Stone, a tough, independent intelligence operative, is a largely autobiographical creation, McNab admits. It’s easier that way. He describes Stone as “an emotional dwarf”. But he also says he has the capacity to be “soft as shit”. Draw your own conclusions.

Go here to read the full interview in The Scotsman

Andy McNab in The Scotsman 2010


Andy McNab’s new novel Zero Hour delivers authentic excitement in a way most fictional thrillers simply can’t, and reviewer ‘Camban’ knows why:

As a serial reader of serial authors I think it is safe to say that Nick Stone is certainly among the best of the creations of the genre, if not the very best. This is true because McNab has the sure touch of intimate knowledge about the world inhabited by his alter ego, his ability to weave anecdotes from his own past together with real world factual events is surely unique.
If you know characters created by other serial novelists such as John Stratton, Jack Reacher, Mitch Rapp, Elvis Cole, Joe Pike, Dan Lenson, Harry Bosch, Mickey Haller, Inspector Rebus, Inspector Banks, and Gabriel Allon, to name but several, and there are many more, it can be appreciated that only two of these are based on the personal experience of the author; John Stratton to an extent, and Dan Lenson to a far greater extent, it can be appreciated that the depth of knowledge behind the novels lends a veneer of authenticity that is both fascinating and absorbing in the narrative due to an ability to interweave obviously accurate anecdotes within the main story. So McNab is in a very select category of successful authors who know exactly what they are talking about and just how to say it with credible authority.


To celebrate the release of the fantastic new Nick Stone novel Planet Rock is teaming up with Andy McNab to offer you the chance of winning a signed copy of ZERO HOUR along with a PURE One Classic DAB Radio.

From Monday 29 November we will be giving away a copy of ZERO HOUR and a PURE ONE Classic each day. Listen out for the clues which Andy McNab will be giving you throughout the day which point to a particular military themed song.

All you need to do is come here to www.planetrock.com/zerohour and name the song and you will go into a prize draw.