Danny Watts's grandfather, Fergus, was a traitor. One of the worst sort. An SAS explosives expert who betrayed his country and his Regiment for money. Drug money. He was arrested and left to rot and die in a Columbian jail. At least, that's what seventeen-year-old Danny is told when his hopes of becoming a soldier are destroyed for ever. But he knows something the army doesn't seem to know. Fergus Watts is alive and in the UK, living in secret under an assumed name but where? Fergus is Danny's only living relative. Burning with fury and desire for revenge, Danny sets out to track down his grandfather and expose him. In doing so he sets in train an explosive sequence of events which throw Danny and Fergus together on the run from the people who want Fergus, and now Danny, dead. Packed with breathtaking action, SAS procedures and surveillance and survival techniques, this is a fast-moving, action-packed thriller for teenagers. There will be several books in the Boy Soldier sequence. TV rights have been sold to Zenith, makers of Inspector Morse, Hamish Macbeth and Byker Grove.
Andy McNab was born December 28, 1959. He is a former British Soldier, turned novelist. He served in B Squadron 22 SAS for ten years and was trained as a specialist in counter terrorism, among other skills. He eventually became an instructor on the SAS selection and training team and an advisor to foreign special forces. McNab was captured during the Iraq War and was relentlessly tortured for six weeks, and took six months of medical treatment before he could return to active duty. McNab was the British Army's most highly decorated serving soldier when he finally left the SAS in February 1993. McNab came into public prominence soon after, when he published his account of the failed SAS mission, Bravo Two Zero. He has subsequently written several books, both autobiographical and a selection of fast paced action books, and a specially commissioned story for the Quick Reads Initiative to assist in improving adult literacy.
McNab's fiction draws extensively on his experiences and knowledge of Special Forces soldiering. McNab was technical weapons advisor and trainer on the hit Michael Mann film Heat (1995) and spent five months in Hollywood working closely with Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Val Kilmer. As well as advising on weapons handling and use, McNab was drafted in to work out in detail how master-thief De Niro would go about pulling off robberies on an armoured car and a bank, and how cop Al Pacino would go about tracking him down and stopping him. Miramax has acquired the film rights to the first four of McNab's novels.
For security reasons, Andy McNab is a pseudonym, and in his bio picture his face is mostly obscured by shadow.
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