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Killer Elite

Killer Elite [Kindle Edition]

Ranulph Fiennes
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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"Marvelously entertaining.""--Kirkus Reviews"" ""Highly suspenseful.""--Publishers Weekly"

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The deaths of four British soldiers, two of them ex SAS, appear at first to be accidental. In fact, they have been targeted by a group of hired assassins, known as the Clinic. This group of contract killers is systematically tracking down elite servicemen and killing them one by one... Desperate to stop the murders, a group of four men, the Feather Men, are recruited to hunt down the Clinic and avenge the soldiers' deaths. But will they get to them in time and what's driving the Clinic's own brutal form of justice? Ranulph Fiennes, himself a former SAS officer, uses his unique knowledge to craft this amazing thriller, now a major film, featuring Robert De Niro, Jason Statham and Clive Owen.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 552 KB
  • Print Length: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder (26 May 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1444707922
  • ISBN-13: 978-1444707922
  • ASIN: B005GQ6E5S
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #25,682 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Astounding book 14 Sep 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
A good read which starts in similar fashion to many of Ranulph's other non-fiction titles.
The opening leaves a questioning doubt over the stories origins. Is it fiction or non-fiction? Not having conclusively got an answer prior to picking up this book, it finishes with a first person account in the final part, one is left feeling little doubt that this is a non-fiction title.
In short good book from an inspiring author, which I recommend a read before the movie comes out. Surely hollywood cannot do this justice?
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Review of Killer Elite 3 Feb 2013
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Originally entitled 'The Feather Men', they are a group of people dedicated to protecting ex-army/SAS colleagues. Another group, hired assassins called the Clinic, are slowly but surely taking out a succession of heroic soldiers who all have a common link. Based on Sir Ranulph's own time in the SAS and subsequent service in Oman, this gripping story is packed with realistic detail and local colour. And with a completely unexpected twist at the end it leaves one deeply impressed with Sir Ranulph's story-telling ability. Another feather in his incredible cap.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Killer Book 20 April 2012
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This is a re-release of the epic book "The Feather Men" under a new title. I don't know why but the original isn't in print any more. I haven't seen the film "Killer Elite" but from reading the reviews it only seems to have a passing resemblance to the book.

Any way, the book is a fine read and Ranulf Fiennes includes a lot of fine detail that only somebody who has "read the book, ate the pie" would know. It is a classic tale of revenge with a good twist at the end that makes you wonder whether it is fiction or real.

Hats off for an enjoyable read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Feather Men 30 Mar 2013
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I originally read this book when titled 'The Feather Men'. An amazing read and should be read by anyone that is interested in the SAS and clandestine operations.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a book that grabs the reader. 22 Oct 2013
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The Book is okay but is easily put down, the sort of book that you can dip in and out of and not be concerned about losing the plot.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific read. 1 Feb 2013
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Sir Ranulph Fiennes writes with in depth knowledge. Worth putting other books down for. If you are trvelling any distance by train or aeroplane then this is the book for you.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Feather Men 7 Jan 2013
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Very entertaining book, exceptionally well written and thoroughly enjoyable. Ranulph Fiennes delivers such an exciting tale that one can't quite believe it's all real, despite the denials of the authorities!
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
I'm a big fan of Ran Fiennes' non-fiction biographical and adventure books, and am looking forward to the film of 'Killer Elite' so figured this book would be a perfect combination. Sadly... wrong.
It's strangely written as a kind of true-life thriller, with a smattering of background history to various Arab states and covert military organisations. The action hops about all over the place and the characters are thinly-drawn; they may well represent real people, but they plod along in an almost mechanical fashion, speaking painfully stilted dialogue. The overall plot is intriguing and the book itself is an interesting read with many insights into covert operations -- but it's hardly the octane-laden thriller which current hype would have us believe. One of the opening segments shows us how the 'Feather Men' deal with a drug lord in Bristol, and it may well be accurate, but it felt less real than most hyped-up fiction. In trying not to glorify violence, I suspect the author has gone too far in the right direction and the result is a rather blunted instrument.
Informative but hardly easy to read, and unlike to satisfy fans of Jack Reacher and the like.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than the movie !
I have enjoyed all of his books so far - fact or fiction. The hook within this book is that it could be either which I am certain the author intended. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Brillaint read
Action packed military based story, couldn't put it down. Could there be a follow up???? Recommend this book to anyone who likes a fast moving story!
Published 3 months ago by harris
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting to say the least
I read this book as a Hard Back many years ago when it was published as The Feather Men. Just a story? Read more
Published 4 months ago by walker
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable
My interest was spiked after watching the film. I enjoyed the film but enjoyed the book more. Questions remain for the reader, but they will never be answered.
Published 4 months ago by yakker
5.0 out of 5 stars Killer Elite
1st read this book year's ago under it's original tittle The Feather men really enjoyed it then as I did this time
Published 6 months ago by mick waughman
5.0 out of 5 stars true or not
True or not? May be we will never know for sure, but what I can say is this book is a 5star read
Published 6 months ago by D.Ward
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read
Bought this book after hearing about the movie, The Feather Men. Could not find a good quality copy of the book of that title but found out this was the same under a different... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Allan Liddell
4.0 out of 5 stars Fact or Fiction ?
It is very thought provoking as well as being a high octane adventure, I enjoyed reading the book and watching the film although the film has some changes made to the storyline.
Published 7 months ago by Jimbo
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting.
Difficult to follow the chain of events, interesting tale.some people quote it's a true account of events but not sure
Published 9 months ago by Michael Bullock
3.0 out of 5 stars Its okay
I actually really enjoyed this but find the whole idea that it is a factual account off-putting, good if regarded as fiction
Published 13 months ago by chris grant
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