Bodyguarding a TV crew on the streets of war-torn Basra, ex-deniable operator Nick Stone seems certain to die when insurgent gunmen attack. Only the reporter?s swift action saves his life. When the reporter vanishes within hours, presumed kidnapped, Stone is asked by the Intelligence Service to find him. The trail leads from Iraq to London, Dublin, and ultimately Kabul - the dark and brutal city where governments, terrorism and big business inexorably collide. Caught in the crossfire, Stone?s nightmare is only just beginning - for the hunter has suddenly become the hunted, in a heart-stopping race against time. . .
"A heart thumping read" * Daily Express *
"Addictive - packed with wild action and revealing tradecraft" * Daily Telegraph *
"McNab is a terrific novelist - when it comes to thrills he is Forsyth class" * Mail on Sunday *
"McNab's great asset is that the heart of his fiction is non-fiction: other thriller writers do their research, but he has actually been there" * The Sunday Times *