With most novels, the authors’ knowledge of the particular subject the book is about is a crucial aspect of whether or not you will believe what happens in the book. Authors, therefore, have to make sure they know what they are talking about before embarking on a six month (or more) undertaking to write a book.
For example, if you were to start writing a book about modern warfare and terrorism, I would suggest you go and spend 20 years fighting in the SAS and spend some time doing so in Afghanistan. Failing that, you could just get Andy McNab to write it for you.
If you know anything about author Andy McNab, you will understand what I’m getting at. His latest novel, Fortress, is a good example of an author who knows what they talking about. In McNab’s case, it’s because he actually did most of the things he writes about.
A former SAS soldier, with experience in Northern Ireland and Afghanistan, you can rest assured that if you read this book, you are getting the ‘real deal’. Fortress is the second Tom Buckingham novel from McNab and once again Andy McNab demonstrates his understanding of modern warfare and how to let the reader experience it for themselves.
After a raid on Tom’s base the brown stuff really hits the fan when he is involved in the killing of an insurgent…or is it a set up? Of course it’s a set up, that’s what makes it such a gritty, suspense-filled read! There are Government spies, homeland security issues, bombs, Taliban, and a helpful billionaire that seems too good to be true. Whoever you are wanting to get blown up, there’s a pretty good chance it that they will be covered in plastic explosive before too long.
Again, Andy McNab knows his modern warfare. Simply put, if you enjoy a good read filled with modern day action, Fortress will tick your boxes.
REVIEWER: Drew Thompson
AUTHOR(S): Andy McNab
PUBLISHER: Penguin Random House