Review of Silencer: Nick Stone# 15 – Andy McNab

Posted: October 23, 2014 in action, Review, thriller


A covert mission in 1993 saw Nick Stone hiding in the jungle preparing to assassinate an untouchable Columbian drug lord. At his side was a brash young DEA agent Dino who was acting as his spotter. After Nick pulled the trigger, he went closer to make sure of the kill and was spotted by the man’s wife and young son, who imprinted his face on their memories.

2012 finds Nick in Moscow, semi-retired and living with Anna who is pregnant with their baby. When their son is born though, he is dangerously ill and Anna is in hospital with him, unaware the doctor, who helped save the baby and a friend, has been kidnapped. Nick sets out to find her; travelling first to Moldavia to investigate the sex industry, then following the trail of girls being trafficked to Hong Kong for black market organ donors.

Posing as a wealthy Russian businessman desperate to buy a kidney for his wife, Nick meets with the local contact but things don’t go well and he’s made. A lot of action and violence follows and a new lead emerge, sending Nick to the US where he meets up with Dino, now a broken man and meth addict.

This is  a fast paced thriller that has a lot of twists in the story. Nick Stone is his usual dangerous, resourceful self and this is another exciting read featuring him. The ending sets it up well for the next book and I’m dying to see what happens next.

Bantam Press

Supplied by Random House New Zealand

Reviewed by Jan

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