Location: FIC RYA
Genre: Fiction/ Thriller
A writer who knows his stuff.....
Chris Ryan was born in
1961 in a village near Newcastle. In 1984 he joined the SAS. During his
ten years in the Regiment, he was involved in overt and covert
operations and was also Sniper team commander of the anti-terrorist
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.
A migrant boat battles through the rough Mediterranean. Its passengers are desperate, starving and scared.
They are also being ruthlessly targeted by the SAS.
State militants are smuggling themselves into Europe using these boats.
Only by locating such men before they make it into the UK can the
Regiment stop them committing their acts of terror on British soil.
one of these migrants reveals plans for a sickening Christmas Day
atrocity in London, SAS operative Danny Black is tasked with
infiltrating the most dangerous theatre of war in the world: Islamic
State heartland. There, he and his team must lift a brutal IS commander -
the only man who knows all the details of the London attack. The
commander surrounds himself with vicious militants and a harem of sex
slaves whom he treats in the most sadistic ways imaginable. And his
jihadi wife is, if possible, even more abominable than him.
Danny pits himself against the violent thugs of the Islamic State, he
learns that it is not just the UK that is under threat. His very
presence on the mission has put at risk the safety of those closest to
him. And he discovers that there are greater forces at work here, who do
not care if the innocent live or die.
Now there is nothing Danny
will not do, no line he will not cross, to protect his family. Whether
that makes him a good soldier or a bad soldier he neither knows nor
cares. Because as he is fast learning, it is sometimes impossible to
tell the difference between the two.
And as every SAS soldier is trained to understand, the worst threats often come from the most unexpected places...