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SAS Black Ops Al-Qaeda Dawn - Action & Adventure Thriller (Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

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Book Description

High-octane, action packed Action & Adventure thriller SAS style ficton ebook in the same genre as Andy McNab and Chris Ryan SAS fiction books.

On September 11th an al-Qaeda cell intends to launch a callous, premeditated attack of mass murder at Heathrow Airport. They intend to make a political statement by slamming a hijacked aircraft with hundreds of innocent people on board into an unknown target, possibly a nuclear power station, on the British mainland. As MI5 and Special Branch closely monitor the terrorist cell, a second al-Qaeda team arrive. MI5 have to make a quick decision, split their resources in two or take a chance and let them run. With no prior knowledge of what's about to happen on the other side of the pond, they decide to let them run. Bad call! With the Heathrow team safely apprehended, and a D Notice placed on the media, British Military Intelligence considers their efforts enough to protect the people of the United Kingdom. How wrong they'll be proved.

Once news of the cowardly, indiscriminate attacks on the Twin Towers in the US start to filter through, MI5 realise their mistake. With their only credible agent in Afghanistan down, and no more information available, British Intelligence decide to send in a team to retrieve as much intelligence as possible. MI5 contact one of their Black Ops personnel. Jonny Davies, an ordinary guy, with extraordinary talents is asked to undertake an exceptional mission to liberate the information MI5 need if they're to stop the other terrorist cell before they can act against British targets. Reluctant to go at first, Ex-SAS Ops Sergeant Davies is persuaded with a million pounds to go; but he'll only accept the job if he can take a team with him. Even Jonny Davies won't do the Afghan run on his own. MI5 have no choice, it's accept Davies' terms or do it themselves.

In this warts and all novel we see the raw nature of ordinary men pushed to the extreme. Davies will use any means necessary to achieve his objective. Against international law, he's driving into Afghanistan in a large white 4x4 with UN markings, flying a UN flag and Irish tricolour. It's what Jonny Davies does; he lies, cheats, bluffs, bribes and chances his luck. And if that doesn't work, he embraces the extreme alternative of military fire-power. He locks and loads and shoots whatever's in front of him.

Once inside Afghanistan fire-fights with bandits, tribal factions and drugs runners soon follow. When he and his team reach Jalalabad they're expected to infiltrate the Devil's lair, immobilise the guards with a blade, enter the compound, extract the information and then blow the compound to smithereens. MI5 want it to look as though a US air strike has destroyed the place, and thus act on the information retrieved without al-Qaeda being any the wiser.

Back home, and with the mission complete, Jonny Davies and his team look forwards to a big pay-day, only to find MI5 have an extended agenda.

If the boys want paying, they'll have to go morally, a lot further than they've already been. What price a man's conscience? Would you kill for your country? Would you kill innocent women and children for your country? Unarmed civilians? This is what the British Secret Intelligent Service will ask Davies and his team to do if they want paying. On the horns of a dilemma the boys will have to make a difficult choice, commit an act of murder for the State, or wave their wages goodbye. What would you do? Honestly!

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 780 KB
  • Print Length: 474 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006O8MSDY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (82 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #17,375 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor plot, characters and use of English language 5 April 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I bought this book on the recommendation of a friend but unfortunately I don't rate it at all. The storyline is predictable, the characters are shallow stereotypes but worst of all the spelling and grammar are both really poor. I wouldn't read anymore of this authors work.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Worst book I've ever read 19 April 2013
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I was looking forward to reading the latest novels from Chris Ryan, Andy McNabb, or Duncan Falconer, when I saw this Kindle edition, thought I would give it a try. Big mistake. This book has got to be the most awful and badly written load of garbage that I've ever read. Deleted it after four chapters. I will never read another book by this author.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars 1 17 May 2013
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He is no Chris Ryan,poor spelling and poor grammar in a book
that should have been a lot shorter and would have benefited by not having so many racist comments very disappointing
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disgraceful Copy-Editing 3 May 2012
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The book itself is okay, but I cannot remember EVER having read a book littered with spelling mistakes, complete wrong words and total grammatical errors.

'He wants to come along to' + 'there were too buses'. 'I wanted to sought him out' + 'the dog is over their'.

The book could be given as a project for up-and-coming writers to read and see how many mistakes they can find. I read on average a book or two a week and I have to say that I have never, ever encountered a book that was in worse shape than this in terms of basic English mistakes.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Decent but far from perfect 17 April 2013
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First things first; if this book was proof read then it was done by a non English speaking dyslexic blind person. As far as spelling and grammar are concerned this is by far the worst book I have ever read. There are basic mistakes such as too instead of to on many occasions. Words are missed out and then there are numerous mistakes like "up and atom" instead of "up and at 'em". Personally I find this very irritating but if you can get past (not "passed" as in the book) this then it's not a bad read.
The author clearly has a dislike of Scousers and his inaccuracies go as far as describing them as wearing shell suits which went out in the late 80's.
Also the main character states that all alcohol is banned on an operation and then later in the book they all go to the pub to kill a few hours before a job, getting half cut in the process.
At times the writing is simplistic as if written by somebody who is not particularly literate. This book should really have been ghost written by someone who knows how to write, combining their skills with the obvious technical knowledge of the author.
I bought all 3 books at once as they were on offer but the first one will not stop me reading the others.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Just like the seals 31 Mar. 2013
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Once again, there is a lot of repatition, nad too much mention of the numbers for the various weapos used. The only weapon I like to read about is that of the male!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Absolute gash 30 Nov. 2014
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This is the worst book I've tried to read. Don't remember leaving a 1 star review for anything but this would get 0 if possible.

The thread of the story is there, similar to many others in the genre. The writing is something else. I wouldn't be surprised if this story had been dictated through cheap crap voice recognition software, typed up by some cheap labour individual who doesn't really speak English and then spell checked by some really cheap crap software.

I'm not even going to waste my time or yours explaining in detail, I'm just embarrassed that I read a third of it before chucking it. I always finish a book once I start because I'm a stubborn ass like that but I was just taking the mick out of myself persevering with this one.

Brief example; in the same paragraph it will hop back and fore between apparent eloquence with superb grasp of obscure English language to things like 'it were them what tooken they out'.

It seems the more complex the word the more correct the spelling and grammar is and the more straightforward words get seriously garbled. No apparent experience of real military kit, operations or real world personalities. Any technical detail is almost word for word Wikipedia. Many scenarios and descriptions could have been lifted directly from other books on the market.

One review compared PM Crowley to Andy McNab books. I would give that suggestion the benefit of even a small smirk.

Don't waste your money. If it's free, don't waste your time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Still not sure. 9 April 2013
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I gave it a three star because it was a bit long winded. Didn't need to be.
Some good bits though.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Great plot line
All action book with great plot line. Sometimes spoilt by unusual use of words/words in context eg used the word 'strangled' rather than gripped (perhaps the book was previously... Read more
Published 4 days ago by Kindle Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars When does the action start ??
Reading this book we find out more about what gear he is driving in than the non existent plot and the ending well ????
Published 14 days ago by c jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
good story.great characters
Published 1 month ago by stupot
5.0 out of 5 stars SAS at their best.
This is a different angle to the normal sas stories. They use different tactics to the norm. Much more exciting. I've not read this authors books before , but I will again.
Published 1 month ago by nidri
2.0 out of 5 stars OK story but terribly written
The basic plot's ok but if ever a book needed a proof reader, this is it. Appalling grammar and full of basic inaccuracies. Read more
Published 2 months ago by chrisatobm
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A good book
Published 3 months ago by John.W.Beech
5.0 out of 5 stars it was very good at all times it kept me wanting to keep reading
I would reccomend this book to anyone at no time did I get bored or want to put it down
Published 4 months ago by William Pigdon
3.0 out of 5 stars Just okay.
A bit long winded but not a bad yarn, could do with a bit more action.
Published 5 months ago by Midor
4.0 out of 5 stars enjoyed the storyline
I didn't read these books in sequence so spoiled it a little but soon got the plot and got into the flow if things ...enjoyed the storyline ... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Bobble
1.0 out of 5 stars A 5 year old could have done better.
Rubbish. A 5 year old could have done better.
Published 6 months ago by Mr M J Aherne
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