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Ryan, Chris 1961-

Works: 202 works in 1,124 publications in 10 languages and 25,134 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Suspense fiction  Personal narratives‡vBritish  History  Drama  Action and adventure television programs  Thrillers (Television programs)  Television programs  Biography  War stories 
Roles: Author, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Actor
Classifications: PR6068.Y26, 823.914
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Ultimate weapon by Chris Ryan( Book )

29 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published for the first time in the U.S., this pulse-pounding military thriller set in Iraq is by international bestselling author and real-life SAS hero
The kill zone by Chris Ryan( Book )

22 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The guys in the Regiment know they face their fiercest enemies when they fight the Taliban. No-one is tougher, more deadly or more cunning. And if they enter the Taliban s kill zone, they know just what to expect. When three deadly Stinger missiles go missing in Helmand Province, the Regiment is tasked to retrieve the weapons at all costs
Strike back by Chris Ryan( Book )

33 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Beirut a brilliant young TV reporter is captured by Hezbollah terrorists. They threaten to execute her on live television unless British troops are withdrawn from Iraq
Killing for the company by Chris Ryan( Book )

22 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wanneer een ex-special Air Force-militair als beveiliger in Londen een jonge vrouw betrapt die een geheime ontmoeting tussen de Britse premier en een Amerikaans bedrijf afluistert, zijn zij beiden hun leven niet meer zeker
Who dares wins by Chris Ryan( Book )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sam and Jacob Redman. Two brothers, SAS through and through. When Jacob is booted from the Regiment for one moment of madness he disappears. Not even his family knows where he is or if he is alive. All the is about to change. Sam is ordered to conduct a dangerous mission which leads him to a choice between his unit and his brother
Firefight by Chris Ryan( )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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're in a mess of their own making, and unless they sort it out, thousands of innocent people will pay the price. And so they make Jackson on an offer he can't refuse. An offer that will take him straight back into a brutal theatre of war
Firefight by Chris Ryan( Book )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Former SAS Captain Tom 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
Blackout : Chris Ryan by Chris Ryan( Book )

26 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His determination to discover who he is, and what he was doing there leads him into an explosive web of corporate blackmail, deceit and greed, where the stakes are high and where no-one can be trusted
Greed by Chris Ryan( Book )

30 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five Men. One Robbery. A deadly game of greed, revenge and betrayal is about to begin. Fresh out of the SAS, Matt Browning is down on his luck. He owes [pound]500,000. If he doesn't get the money soon, he dies. From nowhere, he is offered a lifeline. A hit on al-Queda, sanctioned and helped by MI5. Matt gathers a small team of former SAS men to steal USD 10 million in gold and diamonds from the world's most deadly terrorist organisation. MI5 will give them all the equipment and information they need. No charges will ever be pressed. Matt thinks it's the perfect crime. Safe, quick, and patriotic. But after the money is stolen, the killing starts. Someone is taking down the members of the team one by one. A silent, expert assassin is stalking the team, gruesomely murdering both them and their families. And Matt knows that he's next. An explosive story of what happens when terrorism, money, love and jealously combust
The increment by Chris Ryan( Book )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three years ago Matt Browing was thrown out of the unit for questiioning an order - and he was on his way out of the SAS. Now whenhe thought he had put his military life behind him, he finds himself forced back into action. The Firm are demanding he helps a giant drugs company destroy copies of its medicines being produced by Eastern European gangsters. But the mission is not what it seems. An old friend from the Army has turned into a homicidal maniac - as have soldiers from around the country. -- back cover
Land of fire by Chris Ryan( Book )

23 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the Falklands War, young SAS trooper Mike Hood risked his life to capture an Argentinian girl spy. Twenty years on, an Argentine military junta is returned to reinvade the Falkland Islands. Mike is soon faced with a conflict of loyalties
The watchman by Chris Ryan( Book )

32 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alex is a 36-year-old SAS Captain recalled to the UK to investigate the murder of M15 officers. From the tactics used, it looks as if this skillful operator is an insider, SAS-trained, one of the Regiment's own. And so begins a deadly and relentless manhunt of the killer they call the Watchman
The hit list by Chris Ryan( Book )

29 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Robert Maxwell is assassinated at sea by an unknown agency, it can only be a matter of time before the dark secret at the heart of the British Establishment is exposed. SAS soldier Neil Slater has left the Army but soon it seems he is to be drawn back into the covert world. Slater soon finds himself asking the question: who is the real enemy?
Osama by Chris Ryan( Book )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and Dutch and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Osama Bin Laden is dead. The President of the United States knows it. The world knows it. And SAS hero Joe Mansfield knows it. He was on the ground in Pakistan when it happened. He saw Seal Team 6 go in, and he saw them extract with their grisly cargo. He was in the right place at the right time. Or maybe, the wrong place at the wrong time. Because now, somebody wants Joe dead, and they're willing to do anything to make it happen. His world is violently dismantled. His family is targeted, his reputation destroyed. And as a mysterious and ruthless enemy plans a devastating terror attack on both sides of the Atlantic, Joe knows this: his only chance of survival is to find out what happened in Bin Laden's compound the night the Americans went in. But an unseen, menacing power has footprints it needs to cover. And it will stop at nothing to prevent him uncovering the sinister truth
Stand by, stand by by Chris Ryan( Book )

35 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hunter killer by Chris Ryan( Book )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Dutch and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following a suicide bombing in central London, series 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 one-armed hate cleric, whom the Home Secretary repeatedly tries and fails to expel from the country, 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 a grizzled ex-Regiment guy who is spreading rumours that Diana was assassinated by the SAS in the tunnel in Paris because of her Arab lover. 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 topped off by someone close to home
The Kremlin device by Chris Ryan( Book )

27 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SAS Sergeant Geordie Sharp, always a loner and a maverick, finally goes over the edge. He is sent to Moscow to lead a team training the Russian Protection Service, a division of the former KGB, to acquire new anti-terrorist skills. The Russian Mafia is threatening to take control of the country, and Geordie learns, too, of their massive new presence in London. The secret side of his mission is to plant a nuclear device in the sewers of Moscow as protection against any future Russian attack on the UK, a renewed danger in view of fast increasing political volatility and lawlessness. After two of Geordie's team are kidnapped he realizes that Mafia have control of the nuclear device, and he learns subsequently that it is being transported back to the UK
Zero option by Chris Ryan( Book )

21 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SAS Sergeant Geordie Sharp is required to undertake two top-secret missions, in the full knowledge that if they go wrong the authorities will deny all involvement. In the first, he commands a hit team on a Black (100 per cent non-attributive) task assigned to the SAW, the ultra-secret Subversive Action Wing. Their target is an Iraqi who defected to Libya after the Gulf War. The aim is to kill him and leave no clues as to the identity or origin of the assassins. The hit team will have to be absolutely clean - wear Arab clothes, use Soviet weapons and ammunition, and bear no trace of any Western organisation
One good turn by Chris Ryan( Book )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"1917, Western Front, Ypres a soldier wakes up in a damp, dark basement. He can't get out. He is covered in mud. His skin is badly burned. And he can't remember anything. But his nightmare doesn't end there. He is tried and found guilty of cowardice, impersonating a fellow soldier and theft. He can barely speak, let alone defend himself. As the verdict is passed and he learns that the death sentence awaits him, he remembers two things: that he took something from a dead man in the trenches, and that the name his accusers have been calling him is not his. With time slipping away, Chris Ransom must try to remember the events that have led him to this moment, so that he can clear his name and save himself."--Back cover
Tenth man down by Chris Ryan( Book )

23 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an SAS team is sent to train government troops in Karmanga, a poverty-stricken and war-torn republic in southern Africa, Geordie Sharp is caught up un the most dangerous and difficult assignment of his military career. When the SAS men see that the rebels are boosted by ex-US Navy SEAL mercenaries, they begin to sense a hidden agenda
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Ultimate weapon
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English (342)

Dutch (50)

Danish (46)

Japanese (21)

Czech (16)

French (8)

Polish (7)

German (6)

Swedish (4)

Croatian (2)

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