God is great.
Maybe. But so was the AK on my shoulder, and I knew which one I trusted more."
When I read this passage I knew it had be in the review, because it tells a lot about Nick Stone. Those who are new to the series get a good impression of his hands-on contribution to the genre. Those who know the series already find that he still got his skills, wits and sarkasm.
With references to the Arab spring, the Lybian freedom movement and the Fukushima incident, McNab's novel is a fast-paced and up to date read. "Dead Centre" is the logical successor to "Zero Hour" and occasionally refers to situations from previous novels, which are explained in the context though.
Nick Stone should be in his late fourties by now, and I get the impression that he starts to act his age: More and more, he takes advantage of his experience and moves into a consulting role, which does not mean that there is a shortage of action.