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Chris Ryan - Author

About the Author

Chris Ryan was born in 1961 in a village near Newcastle. In 1984 he joined the SAS. 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. During Ryan's last two years in the Regiment he selected and trained potential SAS recruits, he left the SAS in 1994. His work in security takes him around the world.

Featured books by Chris Ryan

Hunter-Killer

Hunter-Killer

Author: Chris Ryan Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/03/2015

Their operations are deniable. Their skill is deadly. SAS hero Danny Black is recruited to an assassination squad directed to hunt down and kill terrorist cells in a gripping thriller from the man who knows what it's like at the front line. The suicide bomb strikes central London. The trail leads first to a hate cleric in a North London mosque, and his connections to a devout Saudi prince with a taste for hookers, drugs and booze. But it's not only when Danny tracks down his target to a training camp in the Yemen that he finds there may be a connection a hell of a lot closer to home.

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Most Wanted

Most Wanted

Author: Chris Ryan Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/11/2014

The third book in the Chris Ryan Extreme series. Disavowed. No one can escape their past forever. Ex-SAS operator John Bald knows that better than most. So when the Firm corners Bald in Kazakhstan with a promise to wipe the slate clean, he reluctantly agrees to return to the frontline. His mission: hunt down a fugitive Russian oligarch suspected of murdering a beautiful young Westminster aide. Viktor Klich knows too much. Now Bald must catch Klich - before the Russian security services get to him first. Desperate. But what begins as a simple snatch-and-grab soon descends into a brutal fight for survival as Bald pursues Klich from the violent streets of Caracas to the brash glamour of Dubai, leaving a trail of blood and bullets in his wake. As he closes in on his quarry Bald finds his loyalties called into question. And when the mission goes wrong, he's accused of being complicit in a dangerous deceit. Deadly. Now Bald is a wanted man. Only one person can help him: Viktor Klich, the oligarch he was ordered to kill. In a world where nothing is as it seems, Bald will have to call on all his skills to stay alive, protect his former enemy - and uncover a dark secret that goes right to the heart of the establishment ...The Chris Ryan Extreme books take you even further into the heart of the mission with more extreme action, more extreme language and more extreme pace. Like Call of Duty or Medal of Honour you'll feel part of the team. Chris Ryan Extreme: Most Wanted has previously been published as four separate shorter missions. Now in one ebook to keep you at the centre of the action.

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Hunter-killer

Hunter-killer

Author: Chris Ryan Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/08/2014

Following a suicide bombing in central London, SAS hero Danny Black is recruited to be part of an assassination squad, directed by a joint MI5/MI6/CIA committee and tasked with hunting down and killing the terrorist cells believed to be planning further atrocities. Early leads take them to a North London mosque and a hate cleric, whom the Home Secretary repeatedly tries and fails to expel from the country, also to a sleazy Saudi prince living in a Park Lane Hotel - on the surface a devout Muslim, he devotes himself to booze, drugs and hookers as soon as his family are out of the building - and to a grizzled ex-Regiment guy who is spreading rumours that Diana was assassinated by the SAS in the tunnel in Paris. The trail of clues takes Danny to a training camp in the Yemen, but just as he has the enemy in his sights, he discovers that they are somehow one step ahead of him, and he begins to suspect that they are being tipped off by someone close to home...

Masters of War

Masters of War

Author: Chris Ryan Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/05/2014

In Paris, an elderly man is assassinated as he takes his morning walk. In the war-torn cities of Syria, government forces wage a bloody war against their own people. The Russians are propping up the government, the French are backing one rebel fraction and the British are backing another. And in north Africa, young SAS trooper Danny Black is coming to the end of a gruelling tour of duty, or so he thinks. Danny has a new mission. An MI6 agent needs to make contact with Syrian rebel forces, and also with the private military contractors who are - unofficially - training this rebel faction as it struggles to bring down their government and establish a new regime that will be favourable to British business interests. Danny will learn who the masters of war, the men who call the shots, really are. Danny discovers a world where death is dispensed by the highest bidder and individuals will betray anybody if the price is right.

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Chris Ryan Extreme: Most Wanted

Chris Ryan Extreme: Most Wanted

Author: Chris Ryan Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/01/2014

The third book in the Chris Ryan Extreme series. The Chris Ryan Extreme books take you even further into the heart of the mission with more extreme action, more extreme language and more extreme pace. Like Call of Duty or Medal of Honour you'll feel part of the team. Chris Ryan Extreme: Most Wanted has previously been published as four separate shorter missions. Now in one ebook to keep you at the centre of the action.

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Masters of War

Masters of War

Author: Chris Ryan Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/08/2013

In Paris, an elderly man is assassinated as he takes his morning walk. In the war-torn cities of Syria, government forces wage a bloody war against their own people. The Russians are propping up the government, the French are backing one rebel fraction and the British are backing another. And in north Africa, young SAS trooper Danny Black is coming to the end of a gruelling tour of duty, or so he thinks. Danny has a new mission. An MI6 agent needs to make contact with Syrian rebel forces, and also with the private military contractors who are - unofficially - training this rebel faction as it struggles to bring down their government and establish a new regime that will be favourable to British business interests. As they travel deep into rebel heartland, Danny will learn who the masters of war, the men who call the shots, really are. As Danny finds himself sucked into the murky orbit of the private military, he discovers a world where death is dispensed by the highest bidder and individuals will betray anybody if the price is right. And where a secret lurks that will change the course of Danny's own life, however long that might last...

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Other books by Chris Ryan

Red Strike A Strike Back Novel (4)

Red Strike A Strike Back Novel (4)

Author: Chris Ryan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/09/2019

The Kremlin does not forget. Six years ago, high-ranking Russian foreign intelligence officer Nikolai Volkov fled the country, accused of selling state secrets to MI6. Defecting to the UK, Volkov went into hiding. The Kremlin does not forgive. Nine weeks ago, Volkov was found slumped on a park bench in Swindon, poisoned with a lethal nerve agent - the victim of a botched assassination attempt. The Kremlin will always find you. Now Volkov is missing, kidnapped from a remote safe house by a Russian snatch squad. With nowhere to run, Volkov faces the ultimate choice: work with his sworn enemies, or face the wrath of the motherland... Meanwhile, ex-Regiment heroes Porter and Bald are drafted in by MI6 for a highly-sensitive mission. Their target: Derek Lansbury, an eccentric British populist and suspected Moscow agent. Six believes that Lansbury is planning something big ahead of a secretive far-right gathering - and they want Bald and Porter to help bring him down. Going undercover as bodyguards, they must infiltrate Lansbury's inner circle, win his trust and gather vital evidence. But as they get closer to the truth, Bald and Porter find themselves caught up in a terrifying conspiracy: one that threatens to bring down the established order of the West. And only Porter and Bald, two battle-hardened Blades, stand between survival and global chaos...

Special Forces Cadets 3: Justice

Special Forces Cadets 3: Justice

Author: Chris Ryan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

Child slavery is rife. Hundreds of young people are being forced into lives of slavery by an international trafficking ring based in the jungles of central Africa. The cadets are tasked to present themselves as bait for the traffickers. Some of them head to Africa. Some stay in the UK. They are to gather hard intel which the authorities can use to nail the perpetrators of this twisted business. But the bad guys are one step ahead. The cadets lose contact with their handlers and are taken off grid by some of the most brutal criminals in the world. It will take all their skills to get themselves to safety - and to bring the traffickers to justice.

Black Ops Danny Black Thriller 7

Black Ops Danny Black Thriller 7

Author: Chris Ryan Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/08/2019

To murder an SAS man is no easy task. So when three former Regiment guys turn up dead, brutally butchered in different corners of the globe, the hunt is on for a pro. But sometimes it takes a killer to catch a killer. Enter Danny Black. When the Regiment legend learns that his prime suspect is a top MI6 agent, highly trained in the SAS's dark arts and currently operating deep under cover, he knows that this will be no ordinary mission. It will be a black op of the highest secrecy and utmost urgency. A black op Hereford will only entrust to Danny. With the help of the target's impressive female MI6 handler, and accompanied by a grizzled bunch of former special forces operatives, the trail will take him across the world: from Hereford to London to the Brecon Beacons, and from the bright lights of Beirut to the badlands of the Syrian desert. But there is more to this mission than Danny can ever know, and in the secret world, sometimes your deadliest enemy is much, much closer to home. In the secret world, the hunter can quickly become the hunted. As the tracer rounds fly and the body count rises, could it be that Danny Black has finally met his match?

Safe: How to stay safe in a dangerous world Survival techniques for everyday life from an SAS hero

Safe: How to stay safe in a dangerous world Survival techniques for everyday life from an SAS hero

Author: Chris Ryan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/06/2019

SAS hero Chris Ryan tells you how to keep your family safe in a dangerous world. In today's increasingly hostile climate people are anxious about how to keep themselves safe. In 2016, Chris Ryan's family was targeted by a terrorist cell. He didn't know who they were, or where they might strike. All he knew was that he wanted to keep his family safe. And since that's all any of us want, he decided to write this book. In SAFE, Chris Ryan has compiled all the personal security expertise he acquired during his time serving with the Regiment - he was awarded the military medal for his quick-thinking and survival instincts. He reveals the skills that kept him safe working undercover in Northern Ireland, on the dangerous streets of central Africa and in the war zones of the Middle East. He explains how civilians can employ these techniques to keep themselves: * Safe on the streets and in their vehicles * Safe in a fight or in the midst of a terror incident * Safe on aircraft or in hostage situations * Safe from cyber attacks * Safe in riots * Safe from sexual predators and much more. Chris Ryan analyses real-life incidents, such as the Manchester Arena bombing, the London Bridge terror attack and the Tunisian beach shootings, and explains how ordinary people should act if they find themselves in similar scenarios. And he reveals fascinating stories, never before told, about life in the Regiment and the dangers faced by SAS soldiers. In a world of ever-present, ever-changing threats, this is a book that will empower you to take personal responsibility for your own security.

Special Forces Cadets 2: Missing

Special Forces Cadets 2: Missing

Author: Chris Ryan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2019

From the bestselling author of STRIKE BACK, Chris Ryan returns with the second in his new action-packed series. Tough enough? Smart enough? Max will require all his skills just to stay alive as a Special Forces Cadet . . . In this second book, the cadets are sent to North Korea. A British agent investigating the rogue state's nuclear capabilities has gone missing. The secretive nature of life in Pyongyang means that unfamiliar adults would be attract suspicion and fall under immediate surveillance. So the cadets form part of a young pioneers tour to the North Korean capital. Once there, they must use their skills and training to find out more about the missing agent. In the course of their investigations, they forget the one rule every undercover operator must obey: trust nobody. When a local teenager they befriend betrays his suspicions to the North Korean secret police, the young cadets must use all their skill to escape the authorities and the country. But can they locate the British agent at the same time?

Head Hunters Danny Black Thriller 6

Head Hunters Danny Black Thriller 6

Author: Chris Ryan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/04/2019

Helmand Province, Afghanistan. The Taliban are on the rise. A top-secret SAS kill team is assassinating high-value targets. It is bloody, violent, relentless work, suitable only for the Regiment's most skilled and ruthless head hunters. Like Danny Black. But when Danny joins the kill team, he learns that Taliban militants are not his only problem. There are elements within the British Army who want to bring the SAS to book. And there are elements within the SAS who have their crosshairs on Danny himself. Framed for a sickening war crime, Danny finds himself hunted in a brutal, dangerous terrain where his wits, training and strength may not be enough to survive. And in a world where his enemies are closer than he could have imagined, he must do whatever it takes to get to the truth. If he fails, it will mean the end not only of Danny Black, but of the SAS itself.

Head Hunters Danny Black Thriller 6

Head Hunters Danny Black Thriller 6

Author: Chris Ryan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/04/2019

The sixth book in the Danny Black series by SAS hero and bestselling author Chris Ryan. The Regiment is beset by a mysterious run of suicides. When Danny Black becomes part of an SAS hit squad to seek out and eliminate Taliban leaders he has to steel himself for the pressures of a constant round of killing. What he can't prepare himself for is the accusation that he has massacred an entire family, and an old enemy in the Military Police is on his tail, determined to put him away.

Red Strike A Strike Back Novel (4)

Red Strike A Strike Back Novel (4)

Author: Chris Ryan Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/02/2019

The Kremlin does not forget. Six years ago, high-ranking Russian foreign intelligence officer Nikolai Volkov fled the country, accused of selling state secrets to MI6. Defecting to the UK, Volkov went into hiding. The Kremlin does not forgive. Nine weeks ago, Volkov was found slumped on a park bench in Swindon, poisoned with a lethal nerve agent - the victim of a botched assassination attempt. The Kremlin will always find you. Now Volkov is missing, kidnapped from a remote safe house by a Russian snatch squad. With nowhere to run, Volkov faces the ultimate choice: work with his sworn enemies, or face the wrath of the motherland... Meanwhile, ex-Regiment heroes Porter and Bald are drafted in by MI6 for a highly-sensitive mission. Their target: Derek Lansbury, an eccentric British populist and suspected Moscow agent. Six believes that Lansbury is planning something big ahead of a secretive far-right gathering - and they want Bald and Porter to help bring him down. Going undercover as bodyguards, they must infiltrate Lansbury's inner circle, win his trust and gather vital evidence. But as they get closer to the truth, Bald and Porter find themselves caught up in a terrifying conspiracy: one that threatens to bring down the established order of the West. And only Porter and Bald, two battle-hardened Blades, stand between survival and global chaos...

Red Strike A Strike Back Novel (4)

Red Strike A Strike Back Novel (4)

Author: Chris Ryan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/02/2019

Book 4 in the Strikeback Series A former Russian spy, living in hiding in Malta, goes on the run after an attempt on his life. He's been targeted because of what he knows about chemical weapons and the poisoning of an exiled oligarch who cut a deal with MI6, but he's actually got information about a planned Russian invasion. Now he's gone to ground, and MI6 want to get hold of him before the Russians do. When a retired general learns about the op he reports back to his Russian paymasters. The former spy must be killed before he spills his guts to MI6. The General has an ex-SAS member on his team who is blackmailed into executing the Russian spy once they find him. But the operation goes wrong, and series hero John Porter escapes with the spy. John Bald and the ex-SAS villain must work together to track them down before it's too late, and expose the General before it's too late and Russia reconquers the Baltic states...

Special Forces Cadets 1: Siege

Special Forces Cadets 1: Siege

Author: Chris Ryan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2019

From the bestselling author of STRIKE BACK, Chris Ryan returns with a new action-packed series. Tough enough? Smart enough? Max will require all his skills just to stay alive as a Special Forces Cadet... A top-secret government programme needs a crack team of undercover military operators. They must have awesome levels of determination, endurance and fitness. They must be able to think on their feet. The recruits undergo the most rigorous and testing selection process the modern military can devise. And in order to operate in circumstances where adult forces would be compromised, the recruits must be under sixteen. Only a few are tough enough and smart enough to make it . . . And once out in the field, they will require all their skills just to stay alive. Which is what happens when Max Silver, Abby Asher, Lukas Channing and Sami Hakim are sent into an armed siege in an inner-city school . . .

MBA Math & More Concepts You Need in First Year Business School

MBA Math & More Concepts You Need in First Year Business School

Author: Chris Ryan, Carrie Shuchart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2019

MBA Math & More provides expert academic support you need for all the key material--especially the math--that you'll see in your first year of business school. After all the hard work, you've finally gotten accepted to business school. But you're worried about the school part of b-school--especially the math of Statistics, Finance, Accounting, and so on. Or maybe you've already started your program, and your head is spinning. Statistical distributions are brutal on their own, and they're even harder when you're also schmoozing recruiters and tackling all the other challenges of your MBA program. MBA Math & More will be your go-to academic guide throughout your first year of business school. Armed with top-shelf MBAs and years of GMAT teaching, the authors have drawn on their own experiences and those of hundreds of other MBA students to craft straightforward reviews of all the key concepts. The math is explained simply with plenty of easy-to-follow diagrams and concrete examples. At last, you'll feel like you really get how the discount rate affects the price of a bond, along with dozens of other challenging ideas at the heart of b-school programs. The book even includes a glossary of need-to-know jargon, so you won't feel lost when classmates start slinging around acronyms.

Global Strike A Strike Back Novel (3)

Global Strike A Strike Back Novel (3)

Author: Chris Ryan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2018

If you love the Strikeback series, pre-order the thrilling new book, Red Strike, now. Coming February 2019. Charles Street was once a highly-respected agent working for MI6, until a terrible mistake cost him his job. Now he's a desperate man, living on past glories and struggling to make ends meet. Until he makes a discovery that has the power to bring down the new President of the United States. But when Street tries to cash in on this discovery, he finds himself pursued by a Russian snatch squad. Strike Back hero John Porter and Regiment renegade John Bald are recruited by their handler to head to Washington, D.C. Their mission: find Street before the Russians. What begins as a routine exfiltration quickly descends into a brutal struggle and the ex-SAS legends will need to use all of their fighting instincts to stay alive. It seems someone is desperate to stop Street from going public with the dossier. Bald and Porter face a race against time to protect him. A startling revelation that leads from the White House to the Kremlin threatens to trigger a new global conflict...

Global Strike A Strike Back Novel (3)

Global Strike A Strike Back Novel (3)

Author: Chris Ryan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2018

Charles Street was once a highly-respected agent working for MI6, until a terrible mistake cost him his job. Now he's a desperate man, living on past glories and struggling to make ends meet. Until he makes a discovery that has the power to bring down the new President of the United States. But when Street tries to cash in on this discovery, he finds himself pursued by a Russian snatch squad. Strike Back hero John Porter and Regiment renegade John Bald are recruited by their handler to head to Washington, D.C. Their mission: find Street before the Russians. What begins as a routine exfiltration quickly descends into a brutal struggle and the ex-SAS legends will need to use all of their fighting instincts to stay alive. It seems someone is desperate to stop Street from going public with the dossier. Bald and Porter face a race against time to protect him. A startling revelation that leads from the White House to the Kremlin threatens to trigger a new global conflict...

Special Forces Cadets 1: Siege

Special Forces Cadets 1: Siege

Author: Chris Ryan Format: eBook Release Date: 04/10/2018

From the bestselling author of STRIKE BACK, Chris Ryan returns with a new action-packed series.Tough enough? Smart enough? Max will require all his skills just to stay alive as a Special Forces Cadet...A top-secret government programme needs a crack team of undercover military operators. They must have awesome levels of determination, endurance and fitness. They must be able to think on their feet. The recruits undergo the most rigorous and testing selection process the modern military can devise. And in order to operate in circumstances where adult forces would be compromised, the recruits must be under sixteen. Only a few are tough enough and smart enough to make it . . . And once out in the field, they will require all their skills just to stay alive. Which is what happens when Max Silver, Abby Asher, Lukas Channing and Sami Hakim are sent into an armed siege in an inner-city school . . .

Head Hunters Danny Black Thriller 6

Head Hunters Danny Black Thriller 6

Author: Chris Ryan Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/08/2018

The attack dog had its jaws clamped round the target's forearm and had sunk its teeth into his flesh. Danny could see the dark stain of blood through his night-vision goggles. The screaming had stopped. The target was staring blindly into the darkness, but he clearly knew there were armed men approaching him... Helmand Province, Afghanistan. The Taliban are on the rise. A top-secret SAS kill team is assassinating high-value targets. It is bloody, violent, relentless work, suitable only for the Regiment's most skilled and ruthless head hunters. Like Danny Black. But when Danny joins the kill team, he learns that Taliban militants are not his only problem. There are elements within the British Army who want to bring the SAS to book. And there are elements within the SAS who have their crosshairs on Danny himself. Framed for a sickening war crime, Danny finds himself hunted in a brutal, dangerous terrain where his wits, training and strength may not be enough to survive. And in a world where his enemies are closer than he could have imagined, he must do whatever it takes to get to the truth. If he fails, it will mean the end not only of Danny Black, but of the SAS itself.

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