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    Description"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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    Title
    Immediate Action
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Andy McNab
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 496
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 360 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780552153584
    ISBN 10: 0552153583
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: WAR
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2A
    BIC subject category V2: BGA, JWH
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15700
    DC22: 356.167092
    BISAC V2.8: TEC025000
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    Transworld Publishers Ltd
    Imprint name
    Corgi Books
    Publication date
    01 November 2005
    Publication City/Country
    London
    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.
    Review quote
    "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