Book Review: Zero Hour


When you’re after a 007-type of action, then you’re in for a treat.

This book is basically a rip-off (or inspired/an inspiration) of Liam Neeson’s ‘Taken’ – whichever written first ๐Ÿ™‚

I have to say, i managed to finish the book literally 24, hours after purchase. The book is that good!

The narration is British, shying away from CIA/FBI bullying. Instead, displaying the capabilities and operational approach by MI5/ MI6, SAS, and so on – “for England James!” (mimicking Sean Penn’s remarks to Pierce Brosnan as Sean is hanging before Pierce Brosnan let go of his hand, sending him to his death).

Plot is pretty cool, cliffhanger will drag you ’til the end. I love how the author Andy McNab effortlessly stir the storyline (he himself is an ex-SAS). This covert operation is one of the usual BS in the military which actually serves its purpose: to accomplish the mission, whatever it takes.

The author is taking his time. There are few paragraphs that are unusually long to have a visual description. It’s his style, and I respect that. There are fillers but later find their way into the story.

I’m expecting to read a coordinated commando mission, but I’m not disappointed. I should have picked up the Delta Force type of reads instead. Next time. Nothwithstanding, this book stood out and I’m looking forward on grabbing more of McNab’s books.

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