Andy McNab - Author

About the Author

Andy McNab joined the infantry as a boy soldier. In 1984 he was 'badged' as a member of 22 SAS Regiment and was involved in both covert and overt special operations worldwide. During the Gulf War he commanded Bravo Two Zero, a patrol that, in the words of his commanding officer, 'will remain in regimental history for ever'. Awarded both the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) and Military Medal (MM) during his military career, McNab was the British Army's most highly decorated serving soldier when he finally left the SAS in February 1993. He wrote about his experiences in three books: the phenomenal bestseller Bravo Two Zero, Immediate Action and Seven Troop.

He is the author of the bestselling Nick Stone thrillers. Besides his writing work, he lectures to security and intelligence agencies in both the USA and UK. He is a patron of the Help for Heroes campaign.

Featured books by Andy McNab

Line of Fire (Nick Stone Thriller 19)

Line of Fire (Nick Stone Thriller 19)

Author: Andy McNab Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/09/2018

'Like the best action films in book form' FHM Nick Stone is back in London but if he thought he was home for a break, he's very, very wrong. Backed into a corner by a man he knows he cannot trust, ex-deniable operator Nick Stone strikes a devil's bargain. In exchange for his own safety - a life for a life - Stone is charged with locating someone who doesn't want to be found, currently hiding out in the one of the remotest corners of the UK. And for the first time in a long time, he's not operating alone. But Stone and his team don't find just anyone. They find a world-class hacker, so good that her work might threaten the stability of the western world as we know it. These are dangerous waters and Stone is quickly in over his head. Before he finally knows which way to turn, the choice is ripped out of his hands. Most people might think of home as safety but Nick Stone isn't most people. For him and his team, it's just another place to get caught in the line of fire...

Street Soldier

Street Soldier

Author: Andy McNab Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/08/2017

August 2017 Book of the Month  Criminal turned soldier - Now he must stop a war on London's streets. London gang member Sean Harker is down on his luck. After a car heist gone wrong, he finds himself in a young offender's institution... aged only 16. Locked up and afraid, a horrifying incident convinces Sean to turn his life around.

eBooks of the Month
Detonator

Detonator

Author: Andy McNab Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/09/2016

Detonator by Andy McNab

eBooks of the Month
For Valour

For Valour

Author: Andy McNab Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/10/2015

When a young trooper is shot in the head at the Regiment's renowned Killing House, Nick Stone is perfectly qualified to investigate the mysterious circumstances more deeply. He has just returned from Moscow - still trying to come to terms with the fact that his girlfriend and baby son are safer there without him - so combines an unrivalled understanding of the Special Forces landscape with a detachment that should allow him to remain in cover. But less than forty-eight hours later, a second death catapults him back into the firing line - into the telescopic sights of an unknown assassin bent on protecting a secret that could strike at the heart of the establishment that Stone has, in his maverick fashion, spent most of his life fighting to protect. And now the clock is ticking, Stone hurtles from the solitude of a remote Welsh confessional to Glencoe - whose shadows still whisper of murder and betrayal - and on to Southern Spain, in an increasingly desperate quest to uncover the truth about a chain of events that began in the darkness of an Afghan hillside, and left a young man haunted by the never-ending screams of a friend the Taliban skinned alive. Nick Stone's most heart-stopping adventure yet will force the reader to recognise the thinness of the line that separates sacrifice from suicide, to share the nightmares that walk hand in hand with heroism - and to count the real cost of actions taken in the name of loyalty.

eBooks of the Month
Fortress

Fortress

Author: Andy McNab Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/05/2015

Tom Buckingham has blood on his hands. Neck deep in trouble for taking down a renegade Afghan soldier, he's sent back home; angry, betrayed and out of work. But with riots and rebellion spreading like wild fire on the streets of Britain, Tom's unique skills are soon noticed by a charismatic billionaire with a questionable agenda. Buckingham finds himself thrown back into the covert world of intelligence where a play for power is under way. He'll have to decide where his loyalties lie if he's to intervene in a series of events that will threaten the whole nation. Time is running out and lives are at stake; is there anyone Tom Buckingham can trust?

eBooks of the Month
Silencer (Nick Stone Book 15)

Silencer (Nick Stone Book 15)

Author: Andy McNab Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/09/2014

Nick Stone has always kept his job as ex-SAS trouble shooter at arms' length from his home life. But when his son falls dangerously ill and the doctor who saves him comes under threat from an old adversary, it is no longer possible. Life just got very personal. To stop his cover being terminally blown, he must follow a trail that begins in Triad-controlled Hong Kong. He is propelled back into the brutal world he thought he'd left behind. The forces ranged against him have guns, helicopters, private armies and a terrified population in their vice-like grip. Nick Stone has two decades of operational skills - but this time, that may not be enough...

eBooks of the Month
Fortress Tom Buckingham 2

Fortress Tom Buckingham 2

Author: Andy McNab Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/05/2014

Tom Buckingham returns in another thrillingly contemporary, action packed adventure.

Silencer

Silencer

Author: Andy McNab Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/10/2013

1993: Under deep cover, Nick Stone and a specialist surveillance team have spent weeks in the jungles and city streets of Colombia. Their mission: to locate the boss of the world's most murderous drugs cartel - and terminate him with extreme prejudice. Now they can strike. But to get close enough to fire the fatal shot, Nick must reveal his face. It's a risk he's willing to take - since only the man who is about to die will see him. Or so he thinks...2012: Nick is in Moscow; semi-retired; semi-married to Anna; very much the devoted father of their newborn son. But when the boy falls dangerously ill and the doctor who saves him comes under threat, Nick finds himself back in the firing line. To stop his cover being terminally blown, he must follow a trail that begins in Triad-controlled Hong Kong and propels him back into the even more brutal world he thought he'd left behind. The forces ranged against him have guns, helicopters, private armies and a terrified population in their vice-like grip. Nick Stone has two decades of operational skills that may no longer be deniable - and a fierce desire to protect a woman and a child who now mean more to him than life itself.

eBooks of the Month
Red Notice

Red Notice

Author: Andy McNab Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/09/2013

Deep beneath the English Channel, a small army of vicious terrorists has seized control of the Eurostar to Paris, taken 400 hostages at gunpoint - and declared war on a government that has more than its own fair share of secrets to keep. One man stands in their way. An off-duty SAS soldier is hiding somewhere inside the train. Alone and injured, he's the only chance the passengers and crew have of getting out alive. Meet Andy McNab's explosive new creation, Sergeant Tom Buckingham, as he unleashes a whirlwind of intrigue and retribution in his attempt to stop the terrorists and save everyone on board - including Delphine, the beautiful woman he loves. Hurtling us at breakneck speed between the Regiment's crack assault teams, Whitehall's corridors of power and the heart of the Eurotunnel action, Red Notice is McNab at his devastatingly authentic, pulse pounding best. Red Notice : You have been warned.

eBooks of the Month
Today Everything Changes Quick Read

Today Everything Changes Quick Read

Author: Andy McNab Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/01/2013

Abandoned as a baby, Andy McNab's start in life was tough. Growing up in South London with foster parents, and surrounded by poverty, he attended seven schools in as many years, disillusioned and in remedial classes. It wasn't long before his life descended into petty crime. By the age of sixteen, he was in juvenile detention. Recruited into the Army from there, it soon became apparent that he had the reading age of an eleven year old. The next six months in the Army education system changed his course of his life forever.

eBooks of the Month
War Torn

War Torn

Author: Andy McNab Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/06/2011

From an author who knows more about warfare and what it's really like out there on the battlefield of Helmand.  McNab is  probably best known for Bravo Two Zero and like that one this first novel in an exciting new series will find readers hooked in from the very first page to the non-stop action of the soldiers but also by the story of those left back at home.

eBooks of the Month
The Grey Man

The Grey Man

Author: Andy McNab Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2007

If your life is dull then this thriller will certainly provide you with an idea on how to enliven it up.  But not necessarily on the right side of the law.  It's good entertainment and highly readable.

eBooks of the Month
Bravo Two-zero

Bravo Two-zero

Author: Andy McNab Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/11/2005

This wasn’t the only book on the fated mission behind enemy lines in the first Gulf War, there was Peter Ratcliffe’s The Eye of the Storm and Chris Ryan’s The One That Got Away, but there was something about McNab’s story that captured the public’s imagination.  I think it was the publisher’s brilliant publicity which had McNab with his face blacked out and then once read, folk started talking for this really is unputdownable.   A "Piece of Passion" from the publisher... ‘Bravo Two Zero was the original non-fiction thriller - it's been much imitated but never bettered. Action-packed, visceral, exciting and with genuine peril, it's perfect!' Bill Scott-Kerr, Publisher at Transworld

Dark Winter

Dark Winter

Author: Andy McNab Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2004

A contemporary setting, his first-hand knowledge and the pace and plot make for a terrific read from the author of Bravo Two Zero.

eBooks of the Month
Deep Black

Deep Black

Author: Andy McNab Format: Ebook Release Date: 13/11/2014

Nick Stone's future has never looked as bleak. The only person he's ever loved is dead. The only people who might give him a reason not to join her have turned their backs.Until a chance encounter with a man he saved ten years ago appears to throw him a lifeline . . .But on the bullet- and bomb -scarred streets of Baghdad, second chances are in short supply. A simple quest becomes a journey to the heart of a chilling conspiracy; too late, he realizes that he is being used as bait - to lure into the open a man he believes can offer some salvation, but whom the darker forces of the West will stop at nothing to destroy . . .From its violent and shocking opening in the Muslim enclaves of Bosnia, through vivid, lightning-paced action in war-torn Iraq, this unforgettable story proves Andy McNab yet again to be the master of the modern thriller, a writer at the very top of his game.

eBooks of the Month
Dead Centre (Nick Stone Book 14)

Dead Centre (Nick Stone Book 14)

Author: Andy McNab Format: Ebook Release Date: 09/12/2013

The young son of a Russian oligarch is kidnapped. His father will pay anything, do anything, stop at nothing to get him back. Up to now, everything he has tried has failed. He needs the one man with the know-how, the means and the guts to complete the mission: ex-SAS trouble-shooter Nick Stone...But for Nick, the mission will take him to the poorest and most violent country on the planet, Somalia - a lawless land, ripped apart by civil war and famine, fought over by drug-fuelled, gun-crazy clan fighters. They want to make the world to sit up and take notice - any way they can...Reviews "e;Sometimes only the rollercoaster ride of an action-packed thriller hits the spot. No one delivers them as professionally or as plentifully as SAS soldier turned author McNab"e; - The Guardian (UK)"e;Nick Stone is one of the great all-action characters of recent times"e; - Daily Mirror (UK)"e;Stone is a deceptively complex action hero who does as good a job as many a newspaper columnist in guiding us through the new global politics"e; - Mail on Sunday (UK) About Andy McNabFrom the day he was found abandoned in a carrier bag on the steps of Guy's Hospital, Andy McNab has led an extraordinary life.As a teenage delinquent, he kicked against society. As a young soldier he waged war against the IRA in the streets and fields of South Armagh. As a member of 22 Special Air Service Regiment he was involved for ten years in covert and overt special operations worldwide, often working alongside America's Delta Force, SEALS, DEA and CIA.During the Gulf War he commanded Bravo Two Zero, a patrol that, in the words of his commanding officer, 'will remain in regimental history for ever'. Awarded both the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) and Military Medal (MM) during his military career, McNab was the British Army's most highly decorated serving soldier when he finally left the SAS.Since then Andy McNab has become one of the world's bestselling writers, drawing on his insider knowledge and experience. As well as three non-fiction bestsellers, he is the author of fifteen bestselling Nick Stone thrillers.Besides his writing work, he lectures to security and intelligence agencies in both the USA and UK, works in the film industry advising Hollywood on everything from covert procedure to training civilian actors to act like soldiers and he continues to be a spokesperson and fundraiser for both military and literacy charities.

eBooks of the Month
Silent Weapon - a Street Soldier Novel

Silent Weapon - a Street Soldier Novel

Author: Andy McNab Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/08/2018

The second instalment in Andy McNab's Street Solder Series. HOW DO YOU FIGHT AN INVISIBLE ENEMY? A high-speed chase through the backstreets of Lagos and an unexpected bomb explosion in the jungle - it's all in a day's work for soldier Sean Harker. Looking forward to a well-earned break back home, Sean and his platoon fly back to the UK, only to find themselves fighting their way out of an airport hostage situation, and the country on high terrorist alert. Barely escaping with his life, Sean must now embark on a dangerous mission: to locate a deadly weapon, capable of destruction on a massive scale . . . a weapon no one will see coming.

eBooks of the Month

Other books by Andy McNab

SAS: Red Notice

SAS: Red Notice

Author: Andy McNab Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/04/2021

Now a Sky Original film starring Outlander's Sam Heughan, Ruby Rose, and Andy Serkis 'One of the great all-action characters of recent times. Like his creator, the ex-SAS soldier turned uber agent is unstoppable.' Daily Mirror 'Authentic to the core' Daily Express The Channel Tunnel. Your worst fears are about to come true... ____________________ Deep beneath the English Channel, a small army of vicious terrorists has seized control of the Eurostar to Paris, taken 400 hostages at gunpoint - and declared war on a government that has more than its own fair share of secrets to keep. One man stands in their way. An off-duty SAS soldier is hiding somewhere inside the train. Alone and injured, he's the only chance the passengers and crew have of getting out alive. Meet Andy McNab's explosive new creation, Sergeant Tom Buckingham, as he unleashes a whirlwind of intrigue and retribution in his attempt to stop the terrorists and save everyone on board - including Delphine, the beautiful woman he loves. ____________________ Hurtling us at breakneck speed between the Regiment's crack assault teams, Whitehall's corridors of power and the heart of the Eurotunnel action, RED NOTICE is McNab at his devastatingly authentic, pulse pounding best. What readers are saying: ***** 'Always thrilling, once started it is hard to put down until the final page.' ***** 'Constant action from beginning to end, and totally believable. The best thriller writer out there.' ***** 'As a former SAS soldier himself, his stories are full of tactical details and facts that only come with that deep connection.'

Whatever It Takes

Whatever It Takes

Author: Andy McNab Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/10/2019

They say before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves. For James Mercer, the financial ruin of his family by the institutions they trusted can never be undone. It shattered everyone, leaving him with a burning need to right the wrongs they suffered. He will stop at nothing to recoup what they are owed. It's not theft, it's payback. Until his solo crusade falls foul of the very people he seeks to rob - the one per centers, the people who own the bulk of the world's wealth. Soon he is putting together a crew to carry out one last robbery, to undertake one last job. Success will restore his family's fortunes, but failure will destroy them forever. Packed with relentless action and the sort of riveting authenticity only Andy McNab can provide, Whatever it Takes tells the story of one man's extraordinary pursuit of justice against devastating odds, a story as hard and real and controversial as any of today's headlines, which will show the world as it really is...

Line of Fire

Line of Fire

Author: Andy McNab Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/09/2018

'Like the best action films in book form' FHM Nick Stone is back in London but if he thought he was home for a break, he's very, very wrong. Backed into a corner by a man he knows he cannot trust, ex-deniable operator Nick Stone strikes a devil's bargain. In exchange for his own safety - a life for a life - Stone is charged with locating someone who doesn't want to be found, currently hiding out in the one of the remotest corners of the UK. And for the first time in a long time, he's not operating alone. But Stone and his team don't find just anyone. They find a world-class hacker, so good that her work might threaten the stability of the western world as we know it. These are dangerous waters and Stone is quickly in over his head. Before he finally knows which way to turn, the choice is ripped out of his hands. Most people might think of home as safety but Nick Stone isn't most people. For him and his team, it's just another place to get caught in the line of fire...

Line Of Fire

Line Of Fire

Author: Andy McNab Format: Ebook Release Date: 24/10/2017

Nick Stone is back in London but if he thought he was home for a break, he's very, very wrong.

Cold Blood

Cold Blood

Author: Andy McNab Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/09/2017

Out on the ice, polar bears aren't the only natural born killers. Nick Stone is suffering. The two people he cared for most are gone. Thousands of miles away five ex-servicemen, badly wounded in Afghanistan, are preparing for a trek to the North Pole in an attempt to begin to rebuild their shattered bodies and minds. When Stone is summoned as close protection for the trek by an old SAS officer, he accepts unthinkingly, desperate for the chance to escape his own misery. They meet at the world's most northerly airport, where the locals are as hard as nails and the polar bear threat makes it against the law not to carry a gun. But it doesn't take long for Stone and his team to discover that neither the bears nor the locals are the most dangerous predators in this part of the world. It is quickly clear to Stone that the coldest war of all is just beginning . . .

Silent Weapon - a Street Soldier Novel

Silent Weapon - a Street Soldier Novel

Author: Andy McNab Format: Ebook Release Date: 10/08/2017

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Silent Weapon - A Street Soldier Novel by Andy McNab, read by Oliver Chris.HOW DO YOU FIGHT AN INVISIBLE ENEMY?A high-speed chase through the backstreets of Lagos and an unexpected bomb explosion in the jungle - it's all in a day's work for soldier Sean Harker.Looking forward to a well-earned break back home, Sean and his platoon fly back to the UK, only to find themselves fighting their way out of an airport hostage situation, and the country on high terrorist alert.Barely escaping with his life, Sean must now embark on a dangerous mission: to locate a deadly weapon, capable of destruction on a massive scale. . . a weapon no one will see coming.

Cold Blood

Cold Blood

Author: Andy McNab Format: Ebook Release Date: 03/11/2016

Out on the ice, polar nears aren't the only natural born killers.Nick Stone is suffering. The two people he cared for most are gone. Thousands of miles away five ex-servicemen, badly wounded in Afghanistan, are preparing for a trek to the North Pole in an attempt to begin to rebuild their shattered bodies and minds. When Stone is summoned as close protection for the trek by an old SAS officer, he accepts unthinkingly, desperate for the chance to escape his own misery. They meet at the world's most northerly airport, where the locals are as hard as nails and the polar bear threat makes it against the law not to carry a gun. But it doesn't take long for Stone and his team to discover that neither the bears nor the locals are the most dangerous predators in this part of the world. It is quickly clear to Stone that the coldest war of all is just beginning . . .

Detonator

Detonator

Author: Andy McNab Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/09/2016

Betrayed and left for dead high in the Alps, Nick Stone is in trouble. The blood on his hands tells of a head wound he can't see and his foggy memory confirms it. He knows only one thing for certain - someone, somewhere wants to kill him. And they think they've succeeded. Stone wants revenge, but the only person who can help him is a seven year old boy. Not much protection in the pursuit of a gang of faceless men who trade in human misery. But this run-of-the-mill close protection task is about to become Stone's most personal mission yet. Payback is top of Stone's agenda. The fuse has been ignited - but who really holds the detonator?

Street Soldier: Episode 6

Street Soldier: Episode 6

Author: Andy McNab Format: Ebook Release Date: 11/08/2016

The sixth and final instalment of the STREET SOLDIER serialization: an action-packed new thriller from the bestselling author of BRAVO TWO ZERO. The clock is ticking and the countdown to catastrophe has begun. The explosive finale to STREET SOLDIER.

Street Soldier: Episode 5

Street Soldier: Episode 5

Author: Andy McNab Format: Ebook Release Date: 28/07/2016

The fifth instalment of the STREET SOLDIER serialization: an action-packed new thriller from the bestselling author of BRAVO TWO ZERO. Sean has seen the enemy up close and personal. And now they want him to commit unspeakable acts of violence. One false move and it is all over . . . Full story available in hardback on 11th August.

Street Soldier: Episode 3

Street Soldier: Episode 3

Author: Andy McNab Format: Ebook Release Date: 30/06/2016

The third instalment of the STREET SOLDIER serialization: an action-packed new thriller from the bestselling author of BRAVO TWO ZERO. A surprise revelation causes shockwaves. Sean has choices to make, and there s more than his own life at stake . . .Full story available in hardback on 11th August.

Street Soldier: Episode 2

Street Soldier: Episode 2

Author: Andy McNab Format: Ebook Release Date: 16/06/2016

The second instalment of the STREET SOLDIER serialization: an action-packed new thriller from the bestselling author of BRAVO TWO ZERO. Army life is proving pretty sweet for Sean he s got mates, pay and some seriously impressive kit. But there s trouble at home, and it s not long before his past comes back to haunt him . . .Full story available in hardback on 11th August.

Bravo Two Zero

Bravo Two Zero

Author: Andy McNab Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 02/06/2016

January 1991. IRAQ. Eight members of the SAS regiment embark upon a top secret mission to infiltrate deep behind enemy lines. Under the command of Sergeant Andy McNab, they are to sever a vital underground communication link and to seek and destroy mobile Scud launchers. Their call sign: BRAVO TWO ZERO. Each laden with 15 stones of equipment, they tab 20km across the desert to reach their objective. But within days, their location is compromised. After a fierce fire fight, they are forced into evasive action. Four men are captured. Three die. Only one escapes. For the survivors, however, the worst ordeal is yet to come. Delivered to Baghdad, they are tortured with a savagery for which not even their intensive SAS training has prepared them. Twenty years from its first publication, Bravo Two Zero still sets the gold standard for military memoirs. It is a breathtaking account of Special Forces soldiering: an action-packed chronicle of superhuman courage, endurance and dark humour in the face of overwhelming odds.

Street Soldier: Episode 1

Street Soldier: Episode 1

Author: Andy McNab Format: Ebook Release Date: 02/06/2016

The first instalment of the STREET SOLDIER serialization: an action-packed new thriller from the bestselling author of BRAVO TWO ZERO. Sean Harker is good at two things: nicking cars and fighting. One makes him money; the other makes him enemies. It s all part of life, ruling the streets in one of north London s toughest gangs. But when a car heist goes wrong and Sean ends up in a Young Offender s Institution, he s suddenly on his own and faced with the biggest decision of his life.Full story available in hardback on 11th August.

State Of Emergency

State Of Emergency

Author: Andy McNab Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/05/2016

On a freezing winter's night, a small craft skims the Thames towards London's most exclusive riverside hotel. On board is a lone assassin, his target - Britain's most powerful new politican. In a nation threatened by extremists, billionaire businessman Vernon Rolt's plans for a zero-tolerance crackdown have touched a popular nerve. MI5 operative Tom Buckingham is undercover inside Rolt's organisation, from where he must neutralise the rogue assassins out to kill his boss. All too soon, Tom gets caught up in a far more devastating plot which will change the political landscape of Europe, for ever . . .

On The Rock

On The Rock

Author: Andy McNab Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/02/2016

This is the call he is always ready for. They've had word of a planned attack. That's why he's back here, opposite some suit who's trying to tell him what he needs to do. But he knows exactly what's required. Four men. Plain clothes. Eyes peeled. Three targets. Two cases. One car. Gibraltar isn't an ideal location. Too many people. Too many blind alleys. But then again, he's not the terrorist. Who knows what goes through their minds? Well, he will soon. If everything goes to plan.