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Firefight

Firefight

Ryan, Chris, 1961-

Former SAS Captain Will Jackson is a man with nothing to lose. His life was torn apart the day a terrorist attack killed his family. Now he leads a life of grief-stricken obscurity, until he is asked to take on a mission in Afghanistan. As events unfold, Will discovers that somebody is playing a deadly game with him

Paperback, Book. English. Suspense fiction.
Published London: Arrow, 2009
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Statement of responsibility: Chris Ryan
ISBN: 0099519259, 9780099519256
Note: Originally published: London: Century, 2008.
Physical Description: 504 p. ; 18 cm.
Subject: Hostages Afghanistan Fiction.; Terrorism Prevention Fiction.; Taliban Fiction.; Great Britain. Army. Special Air Service Fiction.; Veterans Great Britain Fiction.

Author note

Chris Ryan was born near Newcastle in 1961. He joined the SAS in 1984 and was a member for ten years. During the Gulf War, Chris was the only member of an eight-man team to escape from Iraq, of which three colleagues were killed and four captured. It was the longest escape and evasion in the history of the SAS. For his last two years he was selecting and training potential recruits for the SAS.

He is a best selling author and lectures in business motivation and security. He is currently working as a bodyguard in America.

Reviews

"Nobody takes you to the action better than Ryan, because he's the real deal, and this muscle-and-bone thriller will have fans' blood pumping"
Evening Telegraph||"The author has become an institution in the all-action genre. Full of his trademark violence and emotion. Great stuff"
Soldier Magazine

Back cover copy

Former SAS Captain Will Jackson is a man with nothing to lose. A veteran of the most dangerous missions the Regiment could throw at him, his life was torn apart the day a terrorist attack killed his family. Now he leads a life of grief-stricken obscurity, the world of warfare nothing but a distant memory.People higher up the chain of command have other plans, however. They make Jackson an offer he can't refuse. An offer that will take him straight back into a brutal theatre of war.

Only one person can help prevent the disaster that is waiting to happen, and that person is being held by the Taliban insurgency in the depths of a harsh Afghanistan winter. As Will reluctantly prepares to undertake this final mission, he does so in the knowledge that it will stop a devastating terrorist attack - as well as achieve an ulterior motive of his own.

But someone, somewhere is playing a game with him; nobody can be trusted. Sometimes, you just have to fight fire with fire.