Top positive review
33 people found this helpful
on 8 August 2002
As this was the first book by Chris Ryan that I have read I was a bit unsure about whether I had spent my money correctly (I was debating between this book between one by a more familiar author). But I can easily say that my fears soon dissapeared when I became totally engrossed in the book. The description of the surroundings and problems that the character faced painted a clear picture of the environment as well as the tactics that are employed by the SAS.
The first thing that comes to mind when thinking about the book is that the action does not stop. This results in the book always keeping the reader hooked. The author also painted a good picture about the feelings and friendship within the SAS, no doubt drawing from his own experiences within the regiment. Also I must admit that it was a very interesting way to finish the book, I was impressed.
To sum up, the book is a compulsive read and a must for fans of fiction. Chris Ryan creats a vivid description of the surroundings and the characters as well as giving the reader a sense of the confusion that is present when there is a covert attack. He writes in a way that the reader is instantly thrust into the surroundings that the lead character is in. Well worth the money.