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The New Recruit

The New Recruit

Sixteen-years-old Liam is naturally bright and sharp, but directionless. He's a thrill seeker by nature until one night a stunt goes horribly wrong and his best friend is killed. Liam is devastated. Fast forward a year and Liam is training to be a soldier, desperate to forget his... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780857531766
Barcode 9780857531766
Published 16 January 2013 by Random House
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By McNab, Andy

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ISBN-13 9780857531766
ISBN-10 085753176X
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Random House
Imprint Doubleday Children's Books
Publication Date 16 January 2013
International Publication Date 1 December 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By McNab, Andy
Category Adventure Stories
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 21mm
Weight 296g
Dewey Code 823
Catalogue Code 294845

Description of this Book

Sixteen-years-old Liam is naturally bright and sharp, but directionless. He's a thrill seeker by nature until one night a stunt goes horribly wrong and his best friend is killed. Liam is devastated. Fast forward a year and Liam is training to be a soldier, desperate to forget his past and wanting to move on and make something of his life. The new recruit training is not just tough, it's grueling and almost breaks him but he makes it. Before long, he's in the unforgiving terrain of Afghanistan. In the heat of battle against an enemy who most certainly want him dead - he's faced with his past and realises he has more to fear than just enemy soldiers...

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A thrilling action-adventure about modern army training. -- Fiona Noble The Bookseller 20121026

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Author's Bio

From the day he was found in a carrier bag on the steps of Guy's Hospital in London, Andy McNab has led an extraordinary life. As a teenage delinquent, Andy McNab kicked against society. As a young soldier he waged war against the IRA in the streets and fields of South Armagh. As a member of 22 SAS he was at the centre of covert operations for nine years on five continents. During the Gulf War he commanded Bravo Two Zero, a patrol that, in the words of his commanding officer, 'will remain in regimental history for ever'. Awarded both the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) and Military Medal (MM) during his military career, McNab was the British Army's most highly decorated serving soldier when he finally left the SAS. Since then Andy McNab has become one of the world s bestselling writers, drawing on his insider knowledge and experience. As well as three nonfiction bestsellers including Bravo Two Zero, the bestselling British work of military history, he is the author of the bestselling Nick Stone thrillers. He has also written a number of books for children. Besides his writing work, he lectures to security and intelligence agencies in both the USA and UK, works in the

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