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Strike back

Strike back

Ryan, Chris, 1961-

Two soldiers: Britain's most celebrated military hero and a broken veteran living in the gutters of London. Their paths last crossed nearly 20 years ago. Now, amidst a hostage crisis in the Middle East, their lives are about to collide again. The strike back is about to begin

Paperback, Book. English. Suspense fiction. Thriller.
Published London: Arrow, 2010
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Statement of responsibility: Chris Ryan
ISBN: 0099549670, 9780099549673
Note: TV tie-in.
Note: Originally published: London: Century, 2007.
Physical Description: 474 p. ; 20 cm.
Subject: Veterans Great Britain Fiction.; Hostages Middle East Fiction.

Author note

Chris Ryan was born near Newcastle in 1961. He joined the SAS in 1984. During his ten years he was involved in overt and covert operations and was also Sniper team commander of the anti-terrorist team. 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 this he was awarded the Military Medal. For his last two years he was selecting and training potential recruits for the SAS.


"Hard as nails"
Mirror||"Chock full of military fat to chew on...will keep you awake until dawn"
Irish Times||"Hard to put down...There's plenty of action, loads of claret, emotional and physical kickings a-plenty. It's a rock-solid story which is soundly told by Ryan"
Daily Sport||"Explosive plot...gritted teeth adrenaline"
Financial Times