This week I re-discovered the library, and in the last few days I’ve read a number of books including Crossfire by Andy McNab.
Bodyguarding a TV crew on the streets of war-torn Basra, ex-deniable operator Nick Stone seems certain to die when insurgent gunmen attack. Only the reporter’s swift action saves his life. When the reporter vanishes within hours, presumed kidnapped, Stone is asked by the Intelligence Service to find him. The trail leads from Iraq to London, Dublin, and ultimately Kabul – the dark and brutal city where governments, terrorism and big business inexorably collide. Caught in the crossfire, Stone’s nightmare is only just beginning – for the hunter has suddenly become the hunted, in a heart-stopping race against time
The book is one of McNab’s better books, we learn more about Nick Stone’s persona, how he still feels about the memory of Kelly and how he deals with those memories. We are re-introduced to some old foes too – Sundance and Trainers; and we learn that McNab has surely been into some very dodgy establishments in Afghanistan, I mean, could you really, really make up these scenarios with such penetrating detail? Absolute gem of a read, oh, and still very funny in places.