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Immediate Action

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By (author) Andy McNab

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  • Publisher: Corgi Books
  • Format: Paperback | 496 pages
  • Dimensions: 126mm x 192mm x 32mm | 358g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2005
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0552153583
  • ISBN 13: 9780552153584
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Sales rank: 99,506

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"Immediate Action" is a no-holds-barred account of an extraordinary life, from the day Andy McNab was found in a carrier bag on the steps of Guy's Hospital to the day he went to fight in the Gulf War. As a delinquent youth he kicked against society. As a young soldier he waged war against the IRA in the streets and fields of South Armagh. As a member of 22 SAS Regiment he was at the centre of covert operations for nine years - on five continents. Recounting with grim humour and in riveting, often horrifying, detail his activities in the world's most highly trained and efficient Special Forces unit, McNab sweeps us into a world of surveillance and intelligence gathering, counter-terrorism and hostage rescue. There are casualties: the best men are so often the first to be killed, because they are in front. By turns chilling, astonishing, violent, funny and moving, this blistering first-hand account of life at the forward edge of battle confirms Andy McNab's standing in the front rank of writers on modern war.

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Author information

joined the infantry as a boy soldier. In 1984 he was 'badged' as a member of 22 SAS Regiment and was involved in both covert and overt special operations worldwide. 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'. Awarded both the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) and Military Medal (MM) during his military career, McNab was the British Army's most highly decorated serving soldier when he finally left the SAS in February 1993. He wrote about his experiences in two phenomenal bestsellers, Bravo Two Zero, which was filmed in 1998 starring Sean Bean, and Immediate Action. He is the author of the bestselling Nick Stone thriller series. Besides his writing work, he lectures to security and intelligence agencies in both the USA and UK.

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"A richly detailed picture of life in the SAS" Sunday Telegraph "The real thing... The strength of Immediate Action lies in its detail... much more than a jingoistic adventure story" The Times "A joy... An absorbing insight into the controlled thuggery and intimate comradeship that are the the hallmarks of the SAS" Daily Telegraph