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Recoil (Nick Stone #9)

3.83 of 5 stars 3.83  ·  rating details  ·  756 ratings  ·  20 reviews
Recuperating in Switzerland after a job that cost the life of one of his closest friends, ex-deniable operator Nick Stone is looking for a quiet life.

But when his private life starts to disintegrate, Nick is reluctantly forced back into action. The trail leads him to Africa and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where it isn't long before his dark past comes knocking on
Paperback, 528 pages
Published June 18th 2007 by Corgi
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Kelanth, numquam risit ubi dracones vivunt
Sembra che la "stanca" degli autori sia un virus micidiale che colpisce a destra e a manca, per ora solo pochi di quelli che seguo nelle loro pubblicazioni non ne sono stati contagiati. Il problema è che probabilmente cavalcare troppo un genere od un personaggio, ad un certo momento comincia a lisarsi e stiracchiarsi troppo e se non s'inventa qualcosa di nuovo, alla lunga il lettore si disaffeziona.

Anche McNab, uno dei miei autori preferiti di action thriller, si è preso una bella influenza. Lon
The book was not to my taste in so far too much in reality and could have been non fiction. It was written well and would be good read for those interested in gritty books.

There was indepth description of death bombings and the use of children in the mines, fighting and re mercerneries

There was regular use of swearing which added to realism and I hate to adamit it but I like to read to escape from reality and though love reading crime where hear about what people can do knowing that though peop
Jim McGowan
Another solid Nick Stone novel, but like the latter books in the series, it has a rather simple plot. However, the story is engaging and rich in the immersive details that make McNabs novels stand out. The setup for the story is based on Stone's relationship with the girl he meets up with in the previous novel, but this book can still be read out of sequence and not detract from the story.
Abhishek Prakash
first of all d first person narration style of "i,me,myself" gets to you....second.. d plot of d story is good bt hasnt been done justice wid...too mch focus on weapons n too leas on d humane side...i didn lyk d writin style and d way d characr of d protagonistNickStone has been developd....
a read which u can giv a miss as ill b doin to all andy mcnab books...
Chris Harrison
Enjoyed it, found it a bit different as Stone usually gets captured and tortured at some point and that never really happened in this book, a lot of the scenes reminded me of the genocide scenes from Hotel Rwanda - Just wish there was a glossary at the start to explain some of the more technical descriptions - Big fan of McNab and Chris Ryans books
Anwesh Ganguli
realiatic... fast paced... with jolts of adrenaline rush
Richard Howard
Standard Nick Stone book, where Nick goes off too the jungle to rescue his girlfriend. Action packed fluff.

Some interesting bits about the PRC and it's political instability. Also deals with the subject of child soldiers.
A little too much emphasis on weapons, but I liked the setting of the conflict and the action. Also the reference to the LRA and Kony made me wonder if all the attention earlier this year did any good to put this guy out of power.
Poor!! This was an old present I read as my kindle is out of action. I hated the writing style, and how basic the language in the book is. No depth to the plot, saw everything coming. Disappointing
Dominic Ward
It was awesome! Despite not reading a single previous book in the series...
Big Shell
one of the unexpectedly optimistic and sweet Nick Stone books. the plot is simple, though as an intermission goes it is enjoyable read.
Paul Chandler
Another great book. There Nick Stone stories continue to get better and better. I could not put this book down.
John Lane
I enjoyed this book it kept me intrigued with what was going to happen as the story progressed.
Roy McDine
A real twist to his usual plots - a love interest, enjoyed it.
Jinx Schwartz
Very violent, but so is the setting: Former Belgian Congo.
Reetta Saine
Got bored out of my wits.
A typical Andy McNab book.
struggling with it actually. Not as good as other mcnabs. I've actually stopped reading it. Not going to bother reading anymore Andy McNabs.
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