Battle Sight Zero opening line: Near to the end of a ten-hour shift, his tiredness nagged and his concentration waned, and they kept coming towards him on the conveyer belt.
One thing is for certain, no matter what the Kalashnikov will not fail. You can be a man of war, an innocent child, or a woman bent on destruction. And still the weapon will fire. Over time, distance and ideology the AK-47 is a symbol and Battle Site Zero is all that matters.
Battle Sight Zero
The Kalashnikov AK47. A weapon with a unique image. A symbol of freedom fighters and terrorists across the globe. Undercover officer Andy Knight has infiltrated an extremist group intent on bringing the rifle to Britain – something MI5 have been struggling for years to prevent.
He befriends Zeinab, the young Muslim student from Yorkshire who is at the centre of the plot. All Zeinab needs to do is travel to the impoverished high-rise estates of Marseilles and bring one rifle home on a test run. Then many more will follow – and with them would come killing on an horrendous scale.
Zeinab is both passionate and attractive, and though Andy knows that the golden rule of undercover work is not to get emotionally attached to the target, sometimes rules are impossible to follow.
Supremely suspenseful, Battle Sight Zero follows Andy and Zeinab to the lethal badlands of the French port city, simultaneously tracking the extraordinary life journey of the blood-soaked weapon they are destined to be handed there.
I found the topic of this book so interesting. But, in my opinion, the writing was terrible. The words just did not flow and felt stilted, as if written by a machine. This was such a pity as I have previously enjoyed Gerald Seymour’s novels.