Payback (Boy Soldier #2)
A series of high-profile suicide bombings are devastating London and frustrating British Intelligence. But that doesn't matter to seventeen-year-old Danny Watts and his former SAS hero grandfather, Fergus, who are living undercover in southern Spain, knowing that the slightest slip could expose their whereabouts to the ruthless killers on their trail. All too soon, Danny a...more
I don't necessarily want to be overly negative about this book. Granted, it is not what I enjoy, but that doesn't mean that it might not be a good book for boys to read. As I am neither approaching or in my early teens, or a boy, I am not in a position to give this a fair judgement.
What the book has going for it: It uses military acronyms, abbreviati ...more
There is a seventeen year old that had seven kilos of explosives strapped to him. And when he detonated it he killed almost seventy people. In this book I like how they explain things to a certain level. And describe what he did. But I did not like how they did not describe how he did it. Or exactly why he blew everyone up.
I don't know what was going on in this book. It might be just that I forgot what happened since I read it awhile back and am only doing the reveiw now but I vividly remember being confused and asking myself what was going on.
Maybe it makes more sence ...more
The book I beleive was targeted at the younger reader, nonetheless, it does not lack the punch or storyline McNab usally puts out. A good plot that one can beleive if you stretch things but for one little escapade that is the sum of the writers imagination and journalistic licence.
Worth the money.
I found Payback to be a much better read. It was more realistic and compelling. So, now I'm on the hook and ready to read the next in the series. Hope its as good as this one.
Trained as a specialist in counter terrorism, prime t ...more