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Masters of War by Chris Ryan
  

Masters of War

Part of the Danny Black Series
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A brutal tale of continuous violence and death reflecting, but in gory detail, much of what was reported in the many news items on the Gulf War. It follows SAS soldier Danny Black, a new series character who is recruited by MI6 to lead a dangerous mission into Syria protecting an MI6 officer Buckingham. They make a good team and will carry on into subsequent books. This is very much a classic Chris Ryan delivery, what you would expect with first-rate results.

If you like Chris Ryan you might also like to read books by Stephen Leather, Duncan Falconer and Clive Cussler.

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Synopsis

Masters of War by Chris Ryan

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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Praise for Chris Ryan :

'This Newcastle-born former SAS sergeant is firmly established as one of our most popular action authors. It is not difficult to see why in this bleak story centred on SAS man Joe Mansfield, who happens to be in the compound in Pakistan when the Americans descend from their Black Hawks and kill Osama bin Laden... This is a far darker, more complex tale than Ryan's more familiar tales of derring-do, for Mansfield is plunged into a world of treachery. The pace never flags for a moment, and Ryan's insider knowledge is to the fore, but even the SAS's skills are no longer quite enough. New, less honourable talents are required. Bravery is not the only solution.
Daily Mail

About the Author

Chris Ryan

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.

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Book Info

Publication date

8th May 2014

Author

Chris Ryan

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Publisher

Coronet Books an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Format

Paperback
416 pages

Categories

Action Adventure / Spy
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Thriller / suspense

ISBN

9781444706499

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