Recoil

Recoil

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Recuperating in Switzerland after a job that cost the life of one of his closest friends, ex-deniable operator Nick Stone is looking for a quiet life. But when his private life starts to disintegrate, Nick is reluctantly forced back into action. The trail leads him to Africa and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where it isn't long before his dark past comes knocking on his door..."Recoil" is another pulsating example of modern thriller writing at its very best: compelling, authentic and utterly real. McNab has worked for many years behind the headlines and he knows only too well what makes them...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 104.14 x 177.8 x 38.1mm | 249.47g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 055215377X
  • 9780552153775
  • 131,147

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"McNab's great asset is that the heart of his fiction is not fiction: other thriller writers do their research, but he has actually been there." Sunday Times "A terrific, first rate thriller by the man who was once the British Army's most highly decorated soldier." Daily Mail "McNab is a terrific novelist. When it comes to thrills, he's Forsyth class." Mail on Sunday "Addictive...Packed with wild action and revealing tradecraft." Daily Telegraphshow more

About Andy McNab

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 best-selling writers, drawing on his insider knowledge and experience. As well as several non-fiction bestsellers including Bravo Two Zero, the biggest selling British work of military history, he is the author of the best-selling 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. He continues to be a spokesperson and fundraiser for both military and literacy charities.show more

Review Text

"McNab's great asset is that the heart of his fiction is not fiction: other thriller writers do their research, but he has actually been there."show more

Back cover copy

Recuperating in Switzerland after a job that cost the life of one of his closest friends, ex-special forces soldier and deniable operator Nick Stone has only one thing on his mind: the girl who left his bed this morning without saying goodbye. And when she fails to reappear, Nick knows the honeymoon is over before it has even begun. Her trail leads him to Africa, and the deep end of a very dirty Congo war - where it isn't long before the past comes knocking at his door, and Stone finds himself catapulted once more into the dark and brutal world he'd tried to leave behind. As one bloody twist leads to another, his apparently simple quest becomes a journey to the heart of a chilling conspiracy, to which he and his beautiful quarry unwittingly hold the key... Praise for Andy McNab: 'McNab's great asset is that the heart of his fiction is non-fiction: other thriller writers do their research, but he has actually been there' Sunday Times 'McNab is a terrific novelist. When it comes to thrills, he's Forsyth class' Mail on Sundayshow more

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