Gabe3886′s #CBR4 review #4 Firewall by Andy McNab
Having become the legal guardian of Kelly, the child of his best friend who was murdered for knowing too much, Nick stone finds himself in desperate need of money. Kelly is in therapy with post traumatic stress disorder after remembering in vivid detail the brutal manner in which her family has killed. In order to pay for her therapy, Nick accepts a freelance job which requires him to kidnap a Russian mafia warlord.
When that doesn’t go as planned, Nick is recruited to help steal a computer program which can give the owner access to top secret communications. This time, there is more money at stake, and there’s more than some angry Russians after it this time.
This book was a lot easier to get into than Crisis Four, and it makes for much easier reading for it. Nick gets in to a lot of trouble in this one, and learns some harsh truths along the way. The book is not without action, as you would expect, and it is filled with the attention to detail which is common throughout McNab’s writing. A detail which can only be given by someone with an intimate knowledge of certain things, and someone who has a vivid imagination. McNab has both.
Stone, as is obvious due to their being following books in the series, manages to escape from this one alive, somehow, but is not without his ups and downs in this one; and there are times that you even question whether he really will. The conditions are not kind to him, and people certainly aren’t, but there is a sense of humanity within the killer as he works to help Kelly.
Will this lead to him getting a permanent job as a deniable operator for the firm, or will his past still hold him back?
This was a great all around action book which kept going from one moment to the next. I’m not sure if Nick Stone is lucky or unlucky with everything that happens, but it is compelling reading which certainly keeps me coming back for more!