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by Robert Rigby,Andy McNab

  • ISBN: 0142409146
  • Category: Teenagers
  • Author: Robert Rigby,Andy McNab
  • Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Speak; Reprint edition (October 18, 2007)
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • FB2 size: 1950 kb
  • EPUB size: 1831 kb
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 213
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Also by Andy McNab and Robert Rigby. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior permission of the publishers. Papers used by Random House Children’s Books are natural, recyclable products made from wood grown in sustainable forests.

Andy McNab and Robert Rigby. The Payback hooks you in early and maintains its momentum throughout. It's a fast paced, gritty read with a high body count. I found it very hard to put down, finishing it in a day.

Robert Rigby (Author) Robert Rigby began his career as a journalist, then spent several years in the music business as. .As a teenage delinquent, Andy McNab kicked against society. As a young soldier he waged war against the IRA in the streets and fields of South Armagh

Robert Rigby (Author) Robert Rigby began his career as a journalist, then spent several years in the music business as a songwriter and session musician. He turned to writing for radio, television and the theatre and has also directed and performed in children's theatre throughout the country. As a young soldier he waged war against the IRA in the streets and fields of South Armagh. As a member of 22 SAS he was at the centre of covert operations for nine years âe" on five continents.

Steven Billy Mitchell. The Boy Soldier Series was written with the co-operation of Robert Rigby and follows a boy named Danny Watts and his grandfather Fergus, apparently a rogue ex-SAS soldier. McNab has also written books for Quick Reads, a charity that supports World Book day. BBC raw words offers exclusive audio versions of the latest Quick Reads by Andy McNab, Last Night Another Soldier (2010), read by Rupert Degas.

Andy McNab Payback Robert Rigby 1 Big Ben struck midday as he walked through Parliament Square. The spring sun was warm, almost hot, but he kept his brand-new puffa jacket zipped up to the neck. A police car siren sounded, and he turned to watch the driver skilfully manoeuvre his vehicle through the snarl of traffic and on towards Westminster Bridge. He was feeling slightly apprehensive, but at the same time elated. At last he was about to d.

This second book in the Danny Watts series is just as gripping and fast paced as the first one was. Well written and highly entertaining, this is a compelling high adventure tale". Marya Jansen-Gruber, Through the Looking Glass. From the day he was found in a carrier bag on the steps of Guy's Hospital in London, Andy McNab has led an extraordinary life.

Books : Payback (Boy Soldier Payback N. (Paperback). Danny and his grandfather ex-SAS explosives expert are on the run with their cover in Spain blown. Encouraged by the mysterious Deveraux they return to London to confront their enemy in MI6 Fincham. But a suicide bomber has brought death to Westminster. And there seem to be other willing martyrs. This title is a sequel to 'Boy Soldier'.

A series of high-profile suicide bombings are devastating London and frustrating British Intelligence. But that doesn’t matter to seventeen-year-old Danny Watts and his former SAS hero grandfather, Fergus, who are living undercover in southern Spain, knowing that the slightest slip could expose their whereabouts to the ruthless killers on their trail. All too soon, Danny and Fergus have their cover blown and are on the run again, with their enemies closing in fast. Suddenly, Danny and Fergus are forced to return to London and clear the family name. But once back in the UK, it appears that Danny is somehow connected to the bombings, and now they both must struggle to bring the truth to light before it’s too late for payback.
Reviews about Payback (7):
Excellent, classic Cold War thriller in which a Vietnam vet and retired Delta soldier pursues his wife's killer, a man with diplomatic immunity who is really a rogue KGB agent and part of a bigger conspiracy involving a stolen tactical nuke. As the story unfolds, going from New York to Europe to Central America, Pollock provides authentic details on everything from espionage tradecraft, weapons, satellites, intelligence agencies, military units, and jungle warfare. Pollock is a good writer, and this book still holds up well today. It's disappointing he never wrote more books.
The Payback hooks you in early and maintains its momentum throughout. It's a fast paced, gritty read with a high body count. I found it very hard to put down, finishing it in a day.

The plot brings together characters from several of Kernick's previous novels. If you are a Kernick fan, you will enjoy seeing the way he's brought various strands together, but there is sufficient back history given to make it accessible for those who haven't read all the other books.

Jaded ex-policeman turned hitman, Dennis Milne, previously appeared in The Business Of Dying and A Good Day To Die. He's a great character and I was really pleased to revisit him. When the book opens, he is reluctantly accepting a job to kill a journalist in the Philippines. Meanwhile Detective Inspector Tina Boyd is still desperate to apprehend her long-term nemesis, Paul Wise, who she holds responsible for the death of her lover some years previously. She has been co-operating with a journalist in the UK, hoping that he might help to build a case against Wise. When Wise has him murdered, she becomes even more determined to pick up the trail.

The story alternates between Milne's point of view (told in the first person) and Tina's (told in the third person). I kept getting totally involved in one story and not wanting to switch to the other, but then getting involved in that story and not wanting to switch back. Eventually the two intersect and the book builds to a final and violent conclusion.

I really enjoy Kernick's books and they keep getting better. You can tell he's really worked away at this one to keep the reader hooked in and turning the pages frantically - and he's succeeded brilliantly. Clear the decks before you start this, because you won't want to put it down.
Kernick gives the reader two lead characters with depth and likability. That's his strength.

The storytelling structure is bizarre and sometimes awkward, shifting back and forth from Milne's first-person narrative to third-person description of Boyd's travails. The plot rambles and is needlessly complex and challenging to follow. I probably would have benefitted from reading about Denis Milne, as well as the prequel to this tale, in the author's previous books.

There are far too many last-second coincidences and escapes here to maintain credibility. The many James Bond books already used these devices, although with raised eyebrow and tongue in cheek. Ian Fleming knew that his countless nick-of-time twists were absurd and snickered along with the reader. Kernick expects the reader to actually buy them, suspending the fact that we've seen each of them scores of times before.

All of these serious flaws notwithstanding, "The Payback" is still an enjoyable piece of entertainment if you take it with a block of salt.
Wanted to find out the ending to the first book in this series. The follow through and search for a missing father who was presumed dead was interesting. After the buildup and the drama the final conclusion was not very satisfying. I felt there was no real closure for his family, as the father had no remorse about his actions or their suffering.
I liked it. It was fast read. I want she I knew it was trilogy as I would not have started with this book. Presently reading Missing which I think is the first book.
Kernick has a heroine unlike Child or Crais. His novels unfold in Britain and police operations involved in the story are different than one experiences in like novels based in the U.S. He has a lot of slang that's peculiar to UK. While Child's Reacher and Crais' Pike share similarities, Kernick's heroes are more flawed and torn between their evil deeds and human frailty. His novels move along quickly and he sets you up for some surprise as he draws each chapter to a close. If you enjoy Child and Crais then you'll like Kernick as he gives you equal excitement, but wrapped in a package with a British ribbon.
Loved it.
Enjoyed this book. Looking forward to more.

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