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. Title: Firewall Author(s): Andy McNab. ISBN: / (USA edition) Publisher: Atria Availability: Amazon Amazon UK Amazon CA. Helsinki, December , Nick Stone is on the run after lifting’ one of the heads of what the intelligence services call ROC (Russian Organized Crime). A group.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. When it all goes violently wrong, Stone lets Lebed go for a price, and leaps at the chance to earn even more money when Lebed’s attractive assistant, Liv, gives anndy another assignment: In this genre, all plans are made to fail, except perhaps McNab’s plan to take the thriller world by storm.
Deeply descriptive and nail biting – once again, an edge of your seat – can’t put down read. A great thriller, and truly cinematic. Nick Stone 1 – 10 of 20 books. The name of the book and description describing encryption was just a charade to sell it.
For Valour Andy McNab. This is McNab’s third Nick Stone novel, and when you factor in all the times that Stone is stalked, betrayed, mugged, drugged, beaten, frozen to within an inch of his life and nearly blown to bits, it’s a wonder the stoic British ex-SAS special forces operative is still alive.
Immediate Action, McNab’s autobiography, spent 18 weeks at the top of the bestseller lists following the lifting on an ex-parte injunction granted to the Ministry of Defence in September Our hero finds himself in special operations dog house after mishaps that took place in previous volume in the series and decides to make things worse by taking on a side-job involving Russian mob. Jun 30, Thom Dunn added it. It makes him more human-like and the stories more enjoyable.
The author also does fairly well in his descriptions of the bleak landscape and people who live in it. I lied to a program Recommended for lovers of fairly realistic Special Forces thrillers. I bought the Finnish edition and when I cut out the time, I will read the Finnish and English side by side. However, the child, Kelly, that Stone is looking after felt like a distraction to the main plot.
No more McNab for me. McNab writes about what he knows, so, while computers feature, this isn’t a techno-thriller. His style of writing fact or fiction grabs me from the first page obviously the fact the author has knowledge of the subject the detail makes it seem so real, I find his novels gripping and have never worked out the ending until i read it which is good, as to me nothing is worse when reading a book than to just know how’s it’s going to end!
Men who use their training as that are not super heroes. There are as many shoot-outs as you would expect, along with hard gangsters, tough guys and bomb-making in hotel bedrooms. There is no discussion of technology. Firewall Book 3 of Nick Stone. View all 4 comments.
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. All right, I have to admit, I have read some terrible books and muddled through them JUST to say I do not give up and try and grasp what the author was trying to say I think this book was better than the previous 2.
Whether it’s having an IV bag taped to your arm before you go on an operation because you can’t risk fireeall to andu hospital if you’re shot or cutting your bindings loose with a empty Firewall is a very well written thriller by Andy McNab. Preview — Firewall by Andy McNab. Stone enters the bleak underworld of the former Soviet republic of Estonia, where unknown aggressors stalk the Arctic landscape, and he soon finds himself caught between implacable enemies.
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I am all for constant action on the edge of your seat waiting for the next unexpected thing to happen. I was living in the very district in Helsinki at the time McNab set this story. Trained as a specialist in counter terrorism, prime target elimination, demolitions, weapons and tactics, covert surveillance and information gathering in hostile environments, and VIP protection, McNab worked on cooperative operations with police forces, prison services, anti-drug forces and western backed guerrilla movements as well as on conventional special operations.
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Building to an inevitable man versus the weather climax at the end. Clinging onto life while trying to earn some cash in the process. Deceit, betrayal at it’s best!
It’s a motive for the baddies in the story, but the details are left out, because they don’t matter.
Random House Audiobooks Availability: I have read all the Nick stone books ,after reading bravo mcnav zero i looked for other books by Andy Mccnab. Cold Blood Andy McNab. Firewall Windsor Selection S. Open Preview See a Problem? Books by Andy McNab. When he left the regiment inhe was the most highly decorated serving soldier in the British Army.
If he hadn’t needed the cash so badly, Nick Stone would never have messed with firesall Russian mafia. The fun part of the Nick Stone series is that the hero is not some sort of super special forces guy. All he needs to do is kidnap a Russian mafia warlord. As one bloody double cross leads to another, Stone finds himself caught between the suicidal schemes of the British and American intelligence agencies and the ruthless Russians who want to silence him.
McNab’s fiction draws extensively on his experiences and knowledge of Special Forces soldiering.