I have just completed this book. As usual it is descriptive and authoritively written. There are no guesses at procedures or places, everything is plausible and based on reality. The actions and drills described are all very precise and accurate as you would expect from someone with AM's background. He has certainly stayed in touch with things since leaving the Regiment over 10 years ago. McNab's squaddie sense of humour really comes across well and I found myself regularly sniggering at little remarks and phrases.
As with nearly all of Andy's books this is one that can easily be read in one or two sittings. I did it in two. It's a great story and the author takes you right to the heart of the locations that he's describing.
The knowledge that AM shows of culture's and practices show he is no thick squaddie and are testament to what the army did for him when you consider his humble background.
The plot is a good one and an eye opener to some of the murky mentality of our so called 'right' way of thinking in the Western world.
One observation of the book is that it has over 100 chapters, it's not harmful to the plot, and comes in handy when wanting to stop to make a cuppa, but it's not a style I'm too familiar with.
All in all an excellent book and, as with Dark Winter back to the more familiar McNab / Stone formula.
A highly recommended read for any action fan.
Only problem is we have to wait until next year for the next instalment of Nick Stone's escapades..........