Remote Control

Nick Stone left the Special Air Service in 1988, soon after being involved in the shooting of three IRA terrorists in Gibraltar. Now working for British Intelligence on deniable operations, he discovers the seemingly senseless murders of fellow SAS soldier Kev Brown and his family in Washington, DC. Only Kelly, seven years old, has survived - and immediately the two of them are on the run from unidentified pursuers. Stone doesn?t even know which of them is the target. Stone is a master of his trade, resourceful and ruthless. On his own, he would stand a chance of escape. But, needing to protect the girl, he is hamstrung as together they are plunged into a dark world of violence and corruption in which friend cannot be told from foe. As the blistering narrative drives to its blazing and unexpected climax, Stone discovers the shocking truth about governments, terrorism and commerce - and the greed that binds the three together. Remote Control is a new kind of thriller, gritty, vivid and menacing, with a pace that never lets up. Other thriller writers talk the talk. Only McNab has walked the walk.

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By Lewis (Key West, FL) · ★★★★☆ · May 06, 2012
I was surprised by how much I liked this book.

It started out as another "high action" thriller, the kind of book I like to read at night to clear my mind after the "research-for-my-writing" I often read during the day.

Then an eight year old girl named Kelly came onto the scene and everything ch... ...more
By Helen · ★★★☆☆ · August 20, 2012
I read this because my husband loved it. And I can see why; a British special forces operative has to track down the dirty dogs who killed his friend’s family at the same time that he's caring for their surviving seven-year-old daughter. Written by the most highly decorated SAS soldier, ever. Wha... ...more
By Bob (Al Ain, The United Arab Emirates) · ★★★★☆ · August 31, 2008
As I said in a previous review, he's a really good story-teller. This is a well-composed story of drug-smuggling and government abuse of power. From someone else you might just accept that as part of the story, from McNab you'd suspect that it was simply well-informed. I was most impressed with t... ...more
By Marc (The United States) · ★★★☆☆ · July 07, 2011
This thriller places its hero, Nick Stone, a British SAS operative on a deep-cover "deniable operation" assignment in the United States, into a situation that will be very familiar to readers of thriller novels: he's on the run, pursued by both bad guys who want to kill him, and police who want t... ...more
By Jim (Georgetown, TX) · ★★★★☆ · February 23, 2008
This is the first book I've read from McNab but I'm sure I'll read more. Similar to the Rogue Warrior series, I like McNab a bit better. McNab is not quite as arrogant, but nevertheless, special forces must grow an in-your-face attitude.
I particularly enjoyed the detailed observations and the rea... ...more
By Marius (Cape Town, South Africa) · ★★★★☆ · May 18, 2009
Most good espionage thrillers are written by Americans, and this might cause us to forget that the British pretty much invented the genre, with John Buchan, Graham Greene and Ian Fleming among the most prominent pioneers. Andy McNab is now a member of the club. His style might not suit all, being... ...more
By Lauren (Mississauga, ON, Canada) · ★★★★☆ · June 06, 2014
Nick Stone is part of deniable ops for the British government. This means that if caught, the government will deny any knowledge of Stone and he's on his own. The risk is high but the individuals run very important missions. This story starts in Gibraltar where they are trying to stop the Irish A... ...more
By Joel (Rome, GA) · ★★★★★ · May 03, 2008
McNab has done a great job of taking his experience in the SAS in Britain and turniing it into action thrillers chock full of characters who use the skills any good SAS soldier needs.

From beginning to end this a book that will keep you turning the pages, driving to the end. ...more
By The Crime Scene · ★★★☆☆ · March 31, 2014
Remote Control is the first novel in the Nick Stone series by author Andy McNab. After a botched operation Nick Stone is reassigned to follow two Irish terrorists to America. As he arrives in Washington he is pulled off the job so decides to visit a DEA friend and his family. When he gets there h... ...more
By Brenda (Mobile, AL) · ★☆☆☆☆ · March 24, 2014
Ok I didn't even finish chapter 1. I usually give a book longer to be fair, but there was just nothing worth being fair about. It starts off first person, flips to second person and back. You're inside this guys head and its a dangerous situation, but he thinking such stupid things, mind not full... ...more