Boy Soldier

Boy Soldier

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Gripping, action-packed thriller from the best-selling author of BRAVO TWO ZERO. Ideal for adventure-seeking readers. Danny Watts's grandfather, Fergus, was a traitor. One of the worst sort. An SAS explosives expert who betrayed his country and his Regiment for money. Drug money. He was arrested and left to rot and die in a Columbian jail. At least, that's what seventeen-year-old Danny is told when his hopes of becoming a soldier are destroyed for ever. But he knows something the army doesn't seem to know. Fergus Watts is alive and in the UK, living in secret under an assumed name - but where? Fergus is Danny's only living relative. Burning with fury and desire for revenge, Danny sets out to track down his grandfather and expose him. In doing so he sets in train an explosive sequence of events which throw Danny and Fergus together on the run from the people who want Fergus, and now Danny, dead. Packed with breathtaking action, SAS procedures and surveillance and survival techniques, this is a fast-moving, action-packed thriller for teenagers.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 126 x 196 x 22mm | 222.26g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 0552552216
  • 9780552552219
  • 95,803

About Andy McNab

Robert Rigby (Author) Robert Rigby began his career as a journalist, then spent several years in the music business as a songwriter and session musician. He turned to writing for radio, television and the theatre and has also directed and performed in children's theatre throughout the country. He has become an established young people's playwright and his award-winning work with youth theatre companies has been seen in Britain, Europe, the USA and Africa. He wrote the novelizations of the movies, Goal! and Goal II, and his scripts for television include the long-running BBC children's drama series, Byker Grove.Andy McNab (Author) From the day he was found in a carrier bag on the steps of Guy's Hospital in London, Andy McNab has led an extraordinary life. As a teenage delinquent, Andy McNab 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 he was at the centre of covert operations for nine years - on five continents. 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. Since then Andy McNab has become one of the world's bestselling writers, drawing on his insider knowledge and experience. As well as three nonfiction bestsellers including Bravo Two Zero, the bestselling British work of military history, he is the author of the bestselling Nick Stone and Tom Buckingham thrillers. He has also written a number of books for children. Besides his writing work, he lectures to security and intelligence agencies in both the USA and UK, works in the film industry advising Hollywood on everything from covert procedure to training civilian actors to act like soldiers and he continues to be a spokesperson and fundraiser for both military and literacy charities. www.andymcnab.co.ukshow more

Review quote

"An action-packed thriller that's a great read for teenagers" * The Sun * "Highly explosive, perfect for teenagers" -- Sarah Harbon * The Bookseller * "Exciting insights into SAS secrets and a fast moving plot make this an adrenaline-filled and highly addictive read" * Publishing News * "An all action 21st century Boys' Own yarn" * The School Librarian * "A very pacey, action-packed thriller which will keep even the most reluctant reader gripped until the end" * Liverpool Echo *show more

Review Text

"Highly explosive, perfect for teenagers"show more

Back cover copy

SAS HERO TURNS TRAITOR For Danny Watts, 17, whose life-time ambition is to be a soldier, this news story is the beginning of the end. THE WORST SORT OF SCUM The grandfather he's never met, SAS hero Fergus Watts, sold out to the Columbian drug cartels and was supposed to have died, rotting in jail. SAS TRAITOR MASTERMINDS PRISON BREAKOUT Danny is determined to track down the man who has ruined his life. But how can he find an expert in covert operations who is trained to avoid capture? As Danny makes his first move, so does someone else. Someone who has been watching Danny. Someone for whom Fergus Watts is a loose end which needs tying. Permanently. The first book in the Boy Soldier sequence is an explosive, fast-moving and thrilling adventure, packed with authentic detail from Andy McNab's SAS expertise.show more

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2 8% (135)
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