Nick Stone is offered enough money to mean he won't have to work again. The work involves recovering stolen sensitive military secrets from Russian organised crime. In Finland, Stone discovers that he's a pawn in a much bigger game than he had imagined.
©2000 Andy McNab (P)2011 AudioGo Ltd
I was skeptical of the bad reviews, but they were right. Once I realized this was a book of failed plans and cascading consequences, I tried to listen to it as a comedy of errors, a spoof on all the unlikely successes of lit characters and movie scenarios where unlikely schemes always succeed. But there's nothing fun about this book, which reminds me of the book about the Brit seafarer and his men enslaved in Africa: too grim for words. The narrator makes the best of some bad material and worse writing. Give tthis one a pass.
I ended up with the first three books in this series because of a sale. I panned the first because of the presence of an annoying little girl tagging along with the protagonist. The child is becoming less of a presence other than the reason for his undertaking the missions to get money to support her. The less she's a presence the better the story. I don't know if I'll purchase the next one.
"A fast moving novel"
This is another great book from Andy Mc Nab. Not quiet as good as the past ones but well worth the listen. Clive Mantle gives the books a life. You are there with the characters, suffering the cold, the tension, the hope, the pain and the love his hero has to endure whilst learning much about the world we are cushioned from in our comfortable homes.
It is men like him who have the strength of character to keep us safe in the real world.
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