Andy McNab and Adoption
McNab was a foundling, left on the steps of Guy's Hospital in a carrier bag. He was fostered throughout his childhood and entered the army after leaving school, a spell of short, dead-end jobs, and some trouble with the police. He eventually joined the SAS (Special Air Service), although he failed the entrance tests the first time, and was the leader of Bravo Two Zero patrol during the Gulf War.
After which, he wrote a best-selling account of that patrol, published several autobiographies, and wrote many other fiction novels.
McNab, Andy. Immediate Action. (several editions, including audio cassette) McNab, Andy. Bravo Two Zero. (several editions, including audio cassette)