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Avenger (Boy Soldier) [Hardcover]

Andy McNab , Robert Rigby
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Book Description

4 May 2006 Boy Soldier
Danny and Elena are now working for the Firm, desperately attempting to track down the vengeance-seeking Black Star before more 'Angels of Death' suicide bombers are despatched. Elena is the key to discovering the bomb-master's whereabouts as she has already made Deep Web contact. The plan is simple - locate Black Star and kill him - at whatever cost. While Fergus is forced to remain in England, confined to a wheelchair as he recovers from his injuries, the hunt takes Danny and Elena to New York on a covert mission led by Marcie Deveraux. Despite Black Star's trickery and deception, the net gradually closes. Fergus travels to the US to help, but Elena is drawn into terrible danger, and only Danny can save her. Using the skills his grandfather has taught him and his own initiative, he must stop the avenging bomb-master from wreaking further destruction...

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  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Doubleday Children's Books; 1st edition (4 May 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385608055
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385608053
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 13.8 x 3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 549,771 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Andy McNab joined the infantry as a boy soldier. In 1984 he was 'badged' as a member of 22 SAS Regiment and was involved in both covert and overt special operations worldwide.

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 in February 1993. He wrote about his experiences in three books: the phenomenal bestseller Bravo Two Zero, Immediate Action and Seven Troop.

He is the author of the bestselling Nick Stone thrillers. Besides his writing work, he lectures to security and intelligence agencies in both the USA and UK. He is a patron of the Help for Heroes campaign.


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"Good, dirty fun" (Josh Lacey Guardian)

"Cutting-edge storyline about teenage suicide bombers, strong language and more acronyms than a set of DfES guidelines" (Tony Bradman TES)

"Fast-moving pattern of action in this novel with a topical focus" (Lesley Agnew The Bookseller) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Third in a gripping, action-packed sequence of thrillers about Danny and Fergus Watts, from the bestselling author of Bravo Two Zero, Andy McNab, and Robert Rigby, veteran of many successful TV screenplays. Ideal for adventure-seeking readers. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SAS (Seriously Addictive Stuff!!!) 16 May 2006
A very well written third novel in an exceptional series of thriller/action books. I read the first of these novels ('Boy Soldier') to screen it before giving it to my 12 year old son, (the series being aimed at the 'teen' market,) but now we're both addicted. 'Avenger' is darker, deeper and even more thought provoking than the previous two novels of the series. The principal characters have developed in such a way as to draw us into their world, and to feel and live every moment of their complex lives, almost as if we were there along side them ourselves! Wonderful stuff!! A great read and a great series. Highly recommended for ages 12 to adult. A true page turner through and through! Thank you again Messers McNab and Rigby!! Roll on May '07 for the next installment!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An exceptional novel 20 May 2006
Avenger, more than even the first two books in the Boy Soldier series, completely blew me away. Congratulations to the authors firstly for choosing to tackle such a controversial subject and secondly for doing it so well - their treatment of the suicide bombers theme is fundamentally sensitive and consequently the plot itself is even more gripping but also scarily relevant. I think this is a really important book for adults and young people alike and needs to be read. I can't wait for the next one - I only hope it won't be the end of the series.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Bad start but a great book! 17 Aug 2006
This book has a bad start; it feels like it is aimed at a child and that I am back at school, and the plot seems utterly implausible. About 5 chapters in, you are ready to give up.

Then the book or I suppose the author, clicks!

What follows is a very exciting read. Unlike most spy novels which fizzle out towards the end, this is truly climatic with strong progression throughout the book. Close to the end you can not turn the pages fast enough. Moreover, the book leaves you with some profound questions around the price we have to pay for our security which you will take away long after you put the book down.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Very good 13 Dec 2013
By kyle
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This is such a good book. I really enjoyed it, I love it. Keep them.coming, can't wait for the next
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great story 2 Sep 2013
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I very much enjoyed this book. I also really like the Nick Stone books by Andy McNab.I have read all of them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars that was mind boggling 19 July 2013
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This boom grips you from the start as it uses real life events! The end is sad and it kept me wanting to read more!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great. 27 Jun 2013
By Gemma
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My 11 year old boy loved these books, he read all of them within a week or two. He has read the entire series now, would recommend them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars BRILLIANT 23 May 2013
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another great story from andy mcnab .. perfect for travelling with as short story and highly recommended for any andy mcnab fan !!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing book
The book was brilliant. I was totally gripped. The plot was exciting, clear and concise. I would recommed this book 100%.
Published 15 months ago by Michelle Grant
5.0 out of 5 stars Review
Such an excellent book. What a twist at the end it was so sad. Can't wait to read the next book. Hopefully it's as good as this one.
Published 16 months ago by Rebecca Carter
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic
my son a teenager loves these books.. loves the swearing and feels it makes it more realistic.not that i condone swearing but it sometimes necessary to set the scene. /
Published 16 months ago by faz
5.0 out of 5 stars Stuck for a teenage xmas present - buy these!
Unfortunately I don't have any teenagers to buy for anymore just me - and I bought the whole series not really sure how "suitable for a 47 year old" they were going to be. Read more
Published on 20 Dec 2009 by Ms. E. J. Baker
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow
You must read the 4 books in this collection. I finished them in no time. None stop action. If you like fantasy with what could of happened in the real world you will love the... Read more
Published on 19 Nov 2009 by Mark Vernoum
3.0 out of 5 stars Good read for late teen's
I have read most of the Nick Stone books and bought this to train my 13 year old son on thrilling reads. Read more
Published on 17 May 2009 by Clive
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent dramatic thriller
The third instalment of the Boy soldier series brings excitement and intensity on a new level to this action packed series by Andy McNab and Robert Rigby. Read more
Published on 2 April 2008 by Stampy
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent...
I've now read a number of Andy McNab's books, and have found them to be gripping tales of combat. I feel that 'Avenger' is a story that would appeal to readers of all age groups,... Read more
Published on 21 Mar 2008 by Sarah Gooding
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