The former SAS soldier came to reading late in life but is now a voracious reader. From a book that demystifies psychopaths to Malcolm Gladwell’s latest, here’s what's been on his bedside table recently.
This spring Andy McNab agreed to join a 60-nautical mile trek to the North Pole. But the expedition got more than it bargained for when a pair of polar bears made a visit to their camp...
A high-speed chase through the backstreets of Lagos and an unexpected bomb explosion in the jungle – all in a day’s work for soldier Sean Harker. Read an extract of Silent Weapon by Andy McNab
'This vast area of nothing, as big as Europe, with the constant drift of ice creating shapes before your eyes'
Sean Harker is good at two things: stealing cars and fighting. One earns him money, the other earns him respect from the gang that he calls family. Read the first chapter from Andy McNab's six-part series, Street Soldier
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 best-selling writers, drawing on his insider knowledge and experience. As well as several non-fiction bestsellers including Bravo Two Zero, the biggest selling British work of military history, he is the author of the best-selling Nick Stone and Tom Buckingham 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 film industry advising Hollywood on everything from covert procedure to training civilian actors to act like soldiers. He continues to be a spokesperson and fundraiser for both military and literacy charities.