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Remote Control: (Nick Stone Book 1) [Paperback]

Andy McNab
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12 May 2011 Nick Stone (Book 1)

Tough, resourceful, ruthless - as an SAS trooper, Nick Stone was one of the best. Now he's back on the streets. After a botched mission, the Regiment no longer want his services. But British Intelligence does - as a deniable operator. It's the dirtiest job in a very, very dirty world.

In Washington DC, it's about to get dirtier still. On the apparently routine tail of two terrorists, he discovers the bodies of an ex-SAS officer and his family. Soon he's on the run with the lone survivor of the bloodbath - a seven year old girl. And whilst she can identify the killers, only Stone can keep them at bay - and solve a mystery whose genesis takes him back to the most notorious SAS mission in recent history...

Remote Control is the first of Andy McNab's blistering Nick Stone thrillers - bestsellers whose landscape is so compellingly close to the truth that they had to be vetted by the Ministry of Defence, and could only be published as fiction...

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Product details

  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Corgi (12 May 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0552163538
  • ISBN-13: 978-0552163538
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 19.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (129 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 25,352 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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"It's a corker" (Independent)

"An enjoyably gritty thriller" (The Scotsman)

"Proceeds with a testosterone surge" (Daily Telegraph)

"When it comes to thrills, he's Forsyth class" (Mail on Sunday)

"McNab is the best suspense thriller writer to put pen to paper since Alistair MacLean" (STEPHEN COONTS)

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Nick Stone's first explosive mission.

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Firstly I will start off by saying that i am not a big reader. I enjoy reading and try to, but for one reason or another, i never seem to be able to get into a book to finish it.

I decided to try McNabbs "Remote Control" as its the first in the series, with the idea that if i liked it i could read the rest in the correct order.

My what a book! The story, the characters and McNabbs writing style are truly superb. The story is gripping and as you read page after page, it is impossible not to see the story unfold in your mind - so much so its as though your watching a film (this book should be made into one!).

If you are at all interested in the thriller genre and want an exciting read, then for the price this book is well worth trying.

5 Stars
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
I’ve read all of the McNab books and think they are all cracking reads; Remote Control & Crisis Four are definitely a cut above the others.
Remote Control is the first and in my opinion, still the best. I first read this book when it was first published in paperback. I was off sick and picked up the book in the evening after sleeping most of the day. I stopped reading once to make a cup of tea towards the end of the American adventure! It was superb and I’ve re-read it a couple of times and often listen to the Audio Book- I think Jack Davenport is the best of the three narrators to date. This is an excellent story and is well written by someone with an in depth knowledge of such matters that only experience will ever give you. No one who hasn’t been there and done it could tell the story in such a way. It is well written and certainly very descriptive. McNab’s style pips Chris Ryan’s for me, there’s less ego coming out and I can sense someone with a wealth of experience but still retaining their humility.
A book that should one day be revered with the same esteem as Casino Royale, Day of The Jackal and Harry’s Game as classic action adventure fiction.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars McNab's first fiction is a cracker 4 Jan 2011
I write this review decades after actually reading the book, the effect on me was so great that I review it all these years later.

My first McNab book was 'B20' - I was sceptical before reading fiction from him, but the book astounded me with its pure drama and intrigue. I loved it so much that Nick Stone became my favourite fiction character and I recommended the book to all I knew, and to this day I still recommend McNab.

I have read all the Stone books since - They have all been cracking ... McNab has a specially reserved shelf on my book case but the next one won't fit!

WB - Bobby on the Run
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww 21 Oct 2007
Format:Mass Market Paperback
this is the best book ive ever read. five stars doesnt do it justice it needs to be at least 1000/5 is absolutly brilliant.
ive read many other books about the sas and by mcnab and this is the best of the lot, nothing has or will top this
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A rollicking good read 10 Nov 2009
McNab's writing is not flowery, but it flows like a river, and with no effort from the reader, you are there, in the midst of the action. And the action comes thick and fast. I read the two non fiction first, and I shall be avidly reading the Nick Stone series. Absolutely excellent. The characters are believable, and if would make an excellent movie. I suppose it would have to be Sean Bean again!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quite Simply Stunning 6 April 2010
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I feel I have to qualify my review from the outset by saying that I have previously made a concerted effort over the years to avoid anything by Andy McNab, Chris Ryan, or any other ex-forces turned author. I've laboured under the impression that these weren't serious writers and I've tended to remain in my narrow minded literary cubby hole thank you very much.

But recently I found myself struggling to get through anything. I wanted a good read, but my usual auto pilot choices of mid-brow titles just weren't pushing my buttons. I felt I needed something undemanding just to kick start some kind of interest in reading again.

So I bought Immediate Action and Remote Control by Andy McNab. I ploughed through Immediate Action no problem. It was quite interesting and posed no difficulties. When it came to Remote Control I felt I already had the measure of McNab and frankly wasn't that arsed whether I got round to reading it.

But I picked it up and flicked a few pages - BAM!

This guy can write.

I've never read such a taught, nerve-shredding, and incredibly readable book. I lost 2 hours this morning having said I'd just have a 5 minute break from the routine. I was awake until god-knows-what-hour last night, ploughing through the twisting plotlines.

This is just a superb, brilliant, very well written book. The thing I liked most is that because of McNabs background you get a real sense of authenticity - not some strange brew of half heard research like other authors I've come across.

I can't see myself trying to re-start 1984, or the latest Martin Amis for a while...Andy McNab IS a serious writer.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars facinating realism, totally believable. 8 Jan 2000
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In Remote Control, McNab literally places you along side him on what is an emotional rollercoaster. You can smell the fear that he generates and see what he sees, a totally nerve racking experience. Very scary to think that there really are people like that walking the streets......A fantastic book. Read it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 6 days ago by emma ainsworth
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Can't get into it. Will try again after a break.
Published 13 days ago by Mr. David R. Thackery
5.0 out of 5 stars not my normal choice
Of book but after hearing an interview with McNab decided to give it a go! Wow.....wondering now how I've overlooked his books! Looking forward to reading the rest now
Published 14 days ago by Dahju_Lentil
4.0 out of 5 stars A fast moving novel which retained the interest right to ...
A fast moving novel which retained the interest right to the end, but what did happen to the little girl at the end?
Published 20 days ago by Peter B Park
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read
Good read, I love adventures and this one sort of fits my bill. I prefer Wilbur Smith but this is gripping just like WS
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Good....
Book came fairly quickly after order placed but spine was very worn. This wasn't mentioned in product info. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Sam Gallacher
3.0 out of 5 stars Not quite what I expected
Although this book wasn't really what I expected I did still enjoy it. I would consider buying another book by this author.
Published 3 months ago by Sophie
4.0 out of 5 stars remote control
1st in the series enjoyed this book and have since purchased the next 5 in the series ,made the mistake of reading no4 in the series as I did not realise that each book runs into... Read more
Published 3 months ago by james platts
5.0 out of 5 stars Andy McNab
Brilliant book.Could not put it down.All the Nick stone books are well woth reading, you have to keep buying the next edition.
Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars not a bad read but the parts of the story revolving around a young...
Purchased the follow up book and will thing twice before buying the next. The story line is dragged pout to the point of page skipping to get to the point and move forward. Read more
Published 6 months ago by steve
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