The New Enemy
(The Liam Scott series no 3)
By Andy McNab
Published by Doubleday, Jan 15th, 2015
Liam Scott might be young, but he has seen and lived through more than most people could ever imagine in their entire lives. Having survived two tours of duty in Afghanistan and shown aptitude for gathering Intelligence, his superiors have supported and encouraged his application to go on the Light Reconnaissance Commander's Course.
The course in the UK is gruellingly bad enough, but when the training in Kenya starts, he finds himself teaching members of the Kenyan Defence Force some of the things he has just learned as they fight against a vicious terrorist group based in Somalia. A simple "intel" gathering exercise mission about these terrorists unearths essential information which means the patrol goes back out to the danger zone and into almost unimaginable horrors when they are set up, ambushed and captured by the terrorists.
I've read the first two books in this series but this is by far the best, compelling me to read it in one session, my heart pounding along with Liam Scott's as he battles to save both his own mission members and the Kenyan captives held hostage by the Al Shabaab extremists.
Captivating, gripping and exhilarating, don't be put off by the publisher's "Young Adult/Teen" categorisation - anyone who enjoys action-packed adventure or military fiction will be sure to enjoy this book. I'm just left wondering how on earth Andy McNab can top this story as he continues to chronicle Liam Scott's army career......