Editorial Reviews. Review. “Action and adventure at its explosive best.” — Belfast Telegraph Brute Force: (Nick Stone Thriller 11) by [McNab, Andy]. Another addictive corker from McNab” – Belfast Telegraph (UK) “Andy McNab in customary bone-crunching form” – The Good Book Guide About Andy McNab. Brute Force (Nick Stone, book 11) by Andy McNab – book cover, description, publication history.
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Brute Force (Nick Stone, #11) by Andy McNab
Days after his car erupts in a ball of flame, Nick Stone narrowly cheats death a second time when a gunman opens fire on him from the back of a motorcycle. Who knows his movements? Who wants him dead, and why? Stone’s only chance of survival is to carry the fight to his attackers – but first he must uncover a trail of clues that leads from his own dark and complex past into Days after his car erupts in a ball of flame, Nick Stone narrowly cheats death a second time when a gunman opens fire on him from the back of a motorcycle.
Stone’s only chance of survival is to carry the fight to his attackers – but first he must uncover a trail of clues that leads from his own dark and complex past into the heart of a chilling conspiracy that threatens us all Nick Stone’s eleventh adventure is McNab at his explosive best.
Hardcoverpages. Published November 7th by Bantam Press first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Brute Forceplease sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Jun 23, Helen rated it liked it. Well, it’s not often that I read the summary for a book and find that the PR guy who wrote the summary didn’t actually read the book.
So, first, this correction. Nick Stone’s car does not erupt in flames. On holiday in Ireland, he finds a bomb under the car, removes it, and takes it apart to analyze it. This part, incidentally, is fascinating. As Stone takes apart the bomb, he describes the way it works, how it is made, and what constitutes a bombmaker’s signature. Andy McNab writes terrific thri Well, it’s not often that I read the summary for a book and find that the PR guy who wrote the summary didn’t actually read the book.
Andy McNab writes terrific thrillers, filled with stunningly authentic operational details. It’s not just about the plot; Nick Stone is beautifully written, with a painful, nuanced, believable background.
Stone is a deniable special operative, sent in by government secret services–or sometimes, rich criminals–to assassinate, to steal, to protect, to create chaos. McNab, who clearly knows people like this, makes him an introspective killer, telling us how he gets through these operations, trying to preserve his humanity, forlornly wishing he had some kind of a family.
From book to book, we learn more details about Nick’s past–and about the kind of man who rises to the top of the Special Forces ranks. View all 4 comments. Jan 23, Kegan rated it it was amazing Shelves: I’ve read a lot of Thrillers over the years, but none like this one. I was gripped from page one.
It was my first Mcnab book, and I was not aware that there were more in the line with Nick Stone, but boy was I excited to hear that this was book number 11 of the series.
It’s so easy to read, meaning you sweep right through the pages, gripped by the story line and the dark humor. Plot twists left, right and center, and the casual nonchalant attitude of Nick makes i I’ve read a lot of Thrillers over the years, but none like this one.
Plot twists left, right and center, and the casual nonchalant attitude of Nady makes it so hard to put this book down without dreaming or thinking about it for days to come. I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in getting into the thriller genre, because you’ll never leave forcw. Thanks Dad for giving me this book to read on the plane home.
Jan 01, Khezu Khez rated it really liked it.
I don’t and what he was like as a soldier, but I had to stress again and again that the appeal of the series is that he is an bruye writer. I’m glad to know that he is a trainer, as he possesses a rare talent of explanation. He could take any concept, and tell it in such a way that any laymen could follow and understand. Among that, he still managed to weave gripping stories, with a cast tha It is unfortunate that McNab’s marketing team is obsessive about his background as an SAS soldier.
Among that, he still managed to weave gripping stories, with a cast that I care about and one of the few rare leads that I truly “get”. He is also absurdly funny, something that is rarely mentioned.
Some time around the last few books, Nick Stone series has changed. I wish I could put it as straightforwardly as “Kelly arc” and “post-Kelly arc”, but that wouldn’t bruye accurate either. Stone went from someone with a purpose, to utter despair, to the point of just getting on with life again. Among that, the taste of the series altered.
While my favourite book of mfnab entire series is still Firewall, I’m liking the change. It prevented the common fall out of a writer pouring out their accumulated life talent onto the first two books and end up writing the same thing once every year for the next two mcnb.
However, it’s worthwhile to note that skipping a few books in the series and expecting the same experience will not work here. For one, McNab has become an even better writer. His sentence structures are snappier, and I’ve Brute Force is a more serendipitous book than its predecessors. It is comparable with a rollercoster ride – exciting, fun; but most of the route as it happened made very little sense beside it would be exciting and fun. It is the first time in the series that I genuinely get the vibe that even McNab wasn’t convinced why Stone took certain actions, beside that the plot device would be more interesting that way.
It sort of works within the framework of the book, just don’t think about it too much. The enemy is unlike any others either. For the first time, Stone series has a villain that fits into classic villains more. I wouldn’t go as far as to say the villain is likeable, but most certainly someone that felt more like a respectable rival of the first order.
I fully welcome the change of pace, even though I don’t see this type of villain as sustainable in the long run. A little variety is great way to rejuvenise a series.
Otherwise we’ll have nothing but recently-widowed-by-Stone’s-friend-in-battle-modelly-women-with-non-biological-little-girl-to-care-for left. Now, here’s the only thing I disliked. Generally speaking, the appeal of Stone series is that Stone is never a god mod. Unfortunately this is the low point of this book. The villain made so many uncharacteristic mistakes so that Stone would come on top, it became insulting to what the series stood for.
Apr 15, David Roberts rated it it was amazing. This is another installment fofce the Nick Stone series about an ex SAS trooper and the covert jobs he does. It is one of the greatest war books ever. This book is great and features many delicious details about life as a covert operative fforce an ex special forces trooper would know.
They briefly capture Nick as he is helping plant the explosives but he gets away. That was in Nick realises he is next. When his partner and her daughter are kidnapped he realises he must go to Libya to rescue them. He also has to change his identity. It’s quite violent so you would probably not mcnb children reading it.
It’s a brilliant book though as one reviewer on the back page of the book put it, “other authors do there research but Andy has actually been there. Nick Stone, reduce dall’avventura afghana, invita la compagna e la figlia andt defunto amico Peter in Irlanda per trascorrere il Natale. La vacanza idilliaca si trasforma ben presto in un incubo: Stone rinviene una foce destinata a ucciderli e deve scoprire chi gli stia dando la caccia.
Pur avendo perso la freschezza che caratterizzava i primi romanzi, McNab resta un maestro nel tenere alta la tensione, regalandoci pagine di adrenalina pura, alleggerite dai consueti lampi di dissacrante ironia che lo caratterizzano. Realy enjoyed this book, was very detailed without being overly complicated with military jargon. Good story and easy to follow all the any through.
Thats me read all but the most recent bute of the Nick Stone mcnabb, which I will be picking up over the next day or two. Nov 16, Paul rated it it was amazing. Once again Andy McNab writes a great book. I really enjoy the factual-fiction of the Troubles in Ireland. Looking forward to reading on! Dec 30, Willy rated it it was amazing. Great action with lots of technical details and realism. You know he’s been there, he’s done that.
Mar 23, Anthony Beute rated it really liked it. Another excellent book in the Nick Stone series. But, that’s not really a problem as I love this series of books anyway and tomorrow evening or should I say this evening as its now gone 1am, I’ll be starting the next book in the series.