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Decisive Measures Hardcover – Large Print, 1 Jun 2001

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 326 pages
  • Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C; Large type edition edition (1 Jun. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0754015866
  • ISBN-13: 978-0754015864
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,213,394 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Ex-RAF man and Gulf War hero turned combat thriller writer delivers another hard-hitting adventure' -- Mirror on DECISIVE MEASURES

‘A cracking combat thriller, with a delicate love story' -- Mail on Sunday on EXCLUSION ZONE

‘Fresh and compelling...as good as anything written by Jeffrey Archer or Dick Francis' -- Daily Mail on VANISHING POINT

‘Startlingly pertinent...A thriller with a serious message' -- The Times on VANISHING POINT

‘The glimpses of aerial combat are brilliant - you can smell the hot oil, the sweat and the fear' -- Daily Telegraph on POINT OF IMPACT --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

John Nichol flew for the RAF for fifteen years. On active duty in the Gulf War he was shot down with his pilot John Peters. Captured and tortured, he was paraded on television provoking world-wide condemnation of the Iraqis and leaving one of the enduring images of the conflict. He writes for various national newspapers and is a widely quoted commentator on military affairs. He has also been a consultant and presenter for Newsnight, World in Action and Cutting Edge. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By pl_online_uk@yahoo.co.uk on 26 Oct. 2001
Format: Paperback
Disappointed, but not too much. Having read all of Nicol's previous novels, I picked this one up with some real excitement and expectation. I was disappointed. It trundles along, with typically graphic and intense details surrounding the action scenes. The characters are too thin and not very imagineable. Apart from that it is better than many other books I have read. This book certainly won't put me off reading Nicol's work again. If you haven't read any other of his novels, try and avoid this as your first, as it may not inspire you to read anything else by this normally wonderful author.
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Format: Hardcover
This is a great book by a great author! And I find it very exciting to follow people from "our world" getting involved in a conflict in the "third world", and see how they tackle it. This book takes place in Sierra Leone, and we get a great insight in how gruesome the civil war there is... I guess the message by the author is something like this: "Don't go to Sierra Leone, unless you have one of the greatest reasons in the world!"
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By A Customer on 13 Feb. 2001
Format: Hardcover
A story they say is only as good as the characters in it. Sadly, the characters in this offering from John Nichol are little more than cardboard cut-outs. Apart from that the plotting is quite good, and the tale rattles along at a brisk enough pace...
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Format: Paperback
I have read all of the other novels by John Nichol, but i was slightly dissapointed with this one. Plenty of action and drama, and gore if you like that sort of thing, but i felt the story was too long.
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Helicopters - shooting - action - diamonds - rebels - jungles .... probably not one for the ladies. 31 Oct. 2014
By Darren Robinson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Action novel about the adventures of a mercenary helicopter pilot in strife torn & poverty stricken Sierra Leone. The "Decisive Measures" company is paid to protect the diamond mines, but a big push by rebel forces causes the government forces to fall back to a handful of strongholds, and even the well trained & well-equipped Decisive Measures people cannot provide protection for the workers any longer.
Our pilot hero tries to keep his humanity & compassion intact, while being chased & shot at from all angles, both on the ground & in the air. He teams up with neutral medical worker to help some villagers.
A good read, but unless you are a big fan of helicopter flying, once is probably enough.
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