Remote Control

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Ballantine Books, 1999 - Fiction - 326 pages
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Few writers know the intricate landscape of special operations like Andy McNab. A member of the crack elite force the Special Air Service for seventeen years, McNab saw duty all over the world--and was the British Army's most highly decorated serving soldier when he resigned in 1993.

Now, in Remote Control, his explosive fiction debut, McNab has drawn on his personal experience and unique knowledge to create a thriller of gripping authenticity, high-stakes intrigue, and unstoppable action.

After his mission is suddenly terminated in Washington, D.C., British Intelligence agent Nick Stone decides to visit an old colleague, Kev Brown. But when Stone arrives at his friend's eerily quiet suburban home, he discovers a chilling scene of carnage. Every member of the Brown family has been brutally slaughtered except one: seven-year-old Kelly Brown. His instincts on red alert and adrenaline in overdrive, Stone grabs the girl and runs--with anonymous assassins in hot pursuit. But whom do they wish to silence: Stone, the innocent child, or both?

During a heart-pounding chase that takes the resourceful, sometimes ruthless seasoned pro and his frightened young charge from Washington to Florida, and across the Atlantic to England, Stone begins to piece together a shocking global conspiracy. Thrust into a lethal game of cat-and-mouse, Stone is certain of two things: He and Kelly are on their own. No one can be trusted. And his darkest fears about the shadowy link between politics, money, and terrorism are about to be realized.

Combining relentless action, daring escapes, and breathless plotting with chillingly authentic operational detail rarely seen in thrillers, Remote Control is a novel so real and so suspenseful it sets a new standard for the genre.

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User Review  - Neilsantos - LibraryThing

WWAMD You know those little bracelets the Jesus freaks wear, "What Would Jesus Do?" Well, I want "What Would Andy Mcnab Do?" Who the heck is Andy Mcnab? Google him, it's rather interesting to see ... Read full review

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Quite good.Iloved reading of narrow escapes=] Read full review


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About the author (1999)

Andy McNab was involved in special operations in the Middle and Far East, South and Central America, and Northern Ireland. He has lectured at the FBI's training academy at Quantico and spent seven months in Hollywood as technical adviser on the Michael Mann movie Heat. Remote Control was number one on the Sunday Times (London) bestseller list for seven weeks. Combined with the sales of his two nonfiction books, McNab has become the bestselling author of the 1990s in Britain. Because of the highly sensitive and clandestine nature of his work with the SAS, he is wanted by a number of the world's terrorist groups. His whereabouts, therefore, cannot be disclosed.  

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