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Immediate Action

The Explosive True Story of the Toughest--And Most Highly Secretive--Strike Forc E in the World

By Andy McNab

Dell, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780440222453, 512pp.

Publication Date: August 12, 1996

He is one of the most highly decorated soldiers alive.He is also the first to break the code of silence about the most elite fighting force in the world. What Andy McNab has to say is so explosive that the British government tried to stop him.
A street fighter, a hard case, and a flawless soldier, Andy McNab became one of the elite fighting men in "the Regiment"--Britain's covert SAS. His actions behind the lines in the Gulf War made him a hero. But the full story of his life and his amazing career in Special Forces has remained a secret...until now.
In harrowing detail, McNab takes us inside the Regiment, chronicling nine years of covert operations on five continents. Plunging us into a world of surveillance, counterintelligence, and hostage rescue, he takes us behind the scenes on some of their top secret missions. For the first time, he reveals the shocking details of their training--physically severe, mentally grueling, and sometimes deadly. And he dares to expose some of their highly confidential codes and rules--including the one that sanctions murder.
This is the story of the fighting men of the SAS.Here is how they live. And here is how they die...

About the Author
Andy McNab, Sergeant, SAS, joined the British infantry as a boy soldier. In 1984 he was "badged" as a member of the SAS--the British special forces--and has since been involved in elite intelligence and combat operations worldwide. During the Gulf War he commanded Bravo Two Zero, a patrol that in the words of his commanding officer "will remain in regimental history forever."After six months of medical treatment immediately following his release by the Iraqis, Andy McNab was back on active service.He remained with the SAS until February 1993, at which time he was the most highly decorated soldier in the British Army.He is also the author of Bravo Two Zero."