Remote Control

by Andy McNab | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0345428064 Global Overview for this book
Registered by tacx of Berlin (irgendwo/somewhere), Berlin Germany on 6/19/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by tacx from Berlin (irgendwo/somewhere), Berlin Germany on Friday, June 19, 2009
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After his mission is suddenly terminated in Washington, D.C., British Intelligence agent Nick Stone decides to visit an old colleague, Kev Brown. But when Stone arrives at his friend's eerily quiet suburban home, he discovers a chilling scene of carnage. Every member of the Brown family has been brutally slaughtered except one: seven-year-old Kelly Brown. Stone grabs the girl and runs--with anonymous assassins in hot pursuit.

Racing from Washington to Florida and finally across the Atlantic, Stone begins to piece together a shocking global conspiracy. Thrust into a lethal game of cat-and-mouse, Stone is certain of two things. No one can be trusted. He and Kelly are on their own. Now his darkest fears about the shadowy link between politics, money, and terrorism are about to be realized. . . .

Journal Entry 2 by tacx at Cafe Hardenberg, Hardenbergstr. 10 in Charlottenburg, Berlin Germany on Thursday, September 10, 2009

Released 11 yrs ago (9/10/2009 UTC) at Cafe Hardenberg, Hardenbergstr. 10 in Charlottenburg, Berlin Germany



Dies Buch geht mit zum Treffen. Wenn es nicht den Besitzer wechselt, wird es von mir wieder nach Hause genommen, da wir die Bücher im Cafe leider nicht lassen dürfen.

Journal Entry 3 by Nezu-kun from Berlin (irgendwo/somewhere), Berlin Germany on Friday, September 11, 2009
Gestern beim MeetUp mitgehen lassen

Journal Entry 4 by wingjuli312wing at Tiergarten, Berlin Germany on Sunday, September 11, 2011
From the Berlin-Leipzig Meetup

More interesting story than I First thought.

Journal Entry 5 by erinacea at Kreuzberg, Berlin Germany on Sunday, December 11, 2011
When this book was left along with a number of others at the end of our Christmas meet-up, someone said it was a pity tacx wasn't there because she always took English books (which didn't make much sense to me as there are others who read English books, but maybe she was talking about the TU OBCZ). Anyway, I had mercy on the book and took it home with me. No idea if I'll actually read it or not.

Journal Entry 6 by erinacea at Friedrichshain, Berlin Germany on Monday, June 04, 2012
Currently writing from London (*waves*) where I took this book to release. However, on rereading the blurb, I found it interesting after all and have started to read. I hope I'll manage to finish it before I return, so I can leave it here, after all.

EDIT 2012-06-08: Interesting story. Nick's not exactly a hero, or even sympathetic, but he sort of grew on me as Kelly grew on him. I liked that Kelly played such a surprisingly active role, especially in the end, though she maybe seems a tad too mature for a seven-year-old. Also, did they really already teach second-graders all about how to use the internet in 2000? Wow.

All in all, I didn't understand the entire conspiracy plat, all the how and whys, but that's not really needed to follow the plot. I liked the ending, twisty as it was, and also that it still left a lot of things open.

Journal Entry 7 by erinacea at Camel & Artichoke in Waterloo, Greater London United Kingdom on Friday, June 08, 2012

Released 8 yrs ago (6/6/2012 UTC) at Camel & Artichoke in Waterloo, Greater London United Kingdom


Left in the well-stocked OBCZ shelf on the upper floor.

I'd actually been meaning to release this book at the "Stamford Arms" in Stamford Street (the main character's alias is "Nick Stamford", so I thought it fitting) but apparently, the OBCZ world map is a bit out of date in that respect, as I couldn't find the pub anywhere. It's either been renamed ("The Thirsty Bear" looked like the photo on the OBCZ page, but didn't match the map location) or demolished (there was a large house-shaped construction site where the map said it would be).
I was a bit miffed about that (so much for my themed release!) but luckily, this ersatz location was only a few streets away.

I've had a look around but only found one other book I found interesting. A number of books were in bad shape, which makes me worry a bit about my own books, but ah well... maybe it means they get read a lot. :P


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