Cold Blood, Andy McNab

Cold Blood opening line: The American gripped the armrest between us so fiercely with his gloved hand that I thought he was going to rip it from its moorings.

Cold Blood

My blurb:

Nick Stone has not had a good time of it following on from Detonator. And now he’s been backed into a corner. He was tasked to accompany war veterans on their trek to the north pole. Cauldwell is not totally upfront with Nick why he needs him to go with Jack and his team. And just when Nick thinks things cannot get worse, they do. This team of amputees find themselves in what could be the start of World War III. Escaping from the extreme cold and certain death  is all that Nick is concerned with.

Cold Blood

Out on the ice, polar nears aren’t the only natural born killers.

Nick Stone is suffering. The two people he cared for most are gone.

Thousands of miles away five ex-servicemen, badly wounded in Afghanistan, are preparing for a trek to the North Pole in an attempt to begin to rebuild their shattered bodies and minds. When Stone is summoned as close protection for the trek by an old SAS officer, he accepts unthinkingly, desperate for the chance to escape his own misery.

They meet at the world’s most northerly airport, where the locals are as hard as nails and the polar bear threat makes it against the law not to carry a gun. But it doesn’t take long for Stone and his team to discover that neither the bears nor the locals are the most dangerous predators in this part of the world.

It is quickly clear to Stone that the coldest war of all is just beginning…

My verdict:

Andy McNab brings his personal reference to his books which makes the story line plausible and believable. It is this aspect, and hoping Nick all survive this latest adventure that makes me enjoy his books. Worth adding to your list of books to read.

Publishing information:
ISBN 9-780-59307-381-0
Published October 2016
Disclosure: I was sent the book to review by Penguin Random House South Africa. I was not required to write a positive review. This post is in line with my blogging policy.

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