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Not Mcnab at his best
on 19 August 2014
I have read most of mcnabs books in the stone collection which I thought started off brilliant but the last few were a little drawn out. It seems the Tom Buckingham books are the replacement for Stone which I think was right as Stone was getting a bit predictable. To be honest I'm kind of losing a bit of interest with mcnabs latest books (last 5 years or so) they seem to be so predictable and lacking in the fantastic stories. I think it's fair to say that mcnab will never better his older books like firewall which were outstanding.
One of my pet hates with mcnab during his books that the characters don't seem to move with the times, it seems Stone and Buckingham both have the same tastes in clothes, jeans and a bomber jacket!! After reading some of mcnabs other books from his days in Northern Ireland his always stated the SASwore... You guessed it jeans and a bomber jacket! Some of you will think this is worth over looking but it's the little things that count in these kind of books.
I'd recommend anyone to read his non fiction stuff like immediate action and seven troop which are quite frankly brilliant. Mcnabs best fiction books are The Stone books 1-4 with firewall and crisis four being excellent... Why do I mention these? If these books are getting 4 and 5 stars then this book should only get 2 as it's nowhere near as good.