Nick Stone is ex-military and the only family he has is the one he created with his SAS comrades. When they call on him to commit theft of some really interesting gold doors from a warehouse in Dubai, Nick is hesitant but goes along to be the backup. Then the shit hits the fan and his mates are murdered. It is up to Nick to hunt down their killers and to make sure they pay in cold blood.
McNab is a good writer. He is clear and for obvious reasons (being ex-SAS himself) he has an excellent knowledge of all things military and nasty government conspiracy things. However, I didn’t give a damn who was hurt, who lived, who died or how they died. In fact I hated Nick Stone. He was cold and had no emotions. This book had no emotion. Nick is a dick, especially when he is being physically brutal with a defenceless woman and then expects her to help him with his mission with no obvious reason to trust him.
There was no character development. Nick was an asshole at the start and he was an asshole at the end. No change. No feelings of guilt for not helping his friends a little better. He wasn’t human.
If you like adventure and military fiction then this is the book for you. I however, rather like it when my characters are human and have their moments of fucked up weakness, so I didn’t enjoy this. Exit Wound was not my cup of tea.