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Rating: Remote Control by Andy McNab is a novel rated 4/5 by this reviewer
Author: Andy McNab
Published: 2000
Review by: CL4 Carter

Remote Control is the first work of fiction by Andy McNab the highly decorated former member of the Special Air Service and best selling author of Bravo Two Zero and Immediate Action.

In Remote Control Nick Stone a former SAS operator is now working as a K on deniable operations for MI6. Stone is ordered to follow two known IRA Terrorists to Washington D.C. However once there he is mysteriously ordered home. An old friend of his lives in the area and so Stone decides to pay him a visit.

When he arrives at the home of his friend Kevin Brown, he finds a slaughterhouse. Kevin, his wife and their youngest daughter have been brutally murdered. However their older daughter, the seven year old Kelly, managed to make it to a secret hidey hole and survive. It becomes clear that the people who killed Kevin were people he knew and worked with, but what are they trying to cover up? With no clue who he can trust and with himself now the prime suspect for the murders, Stone goes on the run with the child while he tries to piece together what is going on.

As he drags the confused Kelly from motel to motel, Stone eventually puts together a picture of why her family were killed. A connection between a terrorist bomb scare in Gibraltar in 1988, the Colombian drug cartels and high-level intelligence agency operations. The vast network of sinister plots is by no means startling but I think this makes the story better, more believability.

Believability is one of McNab’s greatest strengths. With his 17 years of experience of special forces soldiering and undercover work, McNab knows what he is talking about and it shows.

I found Remote Control to be a fast paced, exciting and very interesting novel. However it must be noted that McNabs descriptions of violence are graphic and realistic and not for the faint hearted. I gave this novel 4 out of 5 stars.

Title: Remote Control
Author: Andy McNab
Review by: CL4 Carter