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Strike Back

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Two soldiers: Britain's most celebrated military hero and a broken veteran living in the gutters of London. Their paths last crossed nearly twenty years ago. Now, amidst a hostage crisis in the Middle East, their lives are about to collide again. And the Strike Back is about to begin. John Porter was involved in a hostage raid in Lebanon in 1989. The raid went disastrously wrong, several Regiment men died, John spared the life of a Lebanese fighter and blames himself for the deaths. Struggling to come to terms with the past, John has hit the bottle and is sleeping rough. Colonel Peregrine Collinson was involved in the same raid. He was awarded a Military Cross and is heralded as a military hero. After the disastrous raid, their lives couldn't have been further apart. Until now. A hostage crisis in the Middle East draws the enemies back together for the first time. Who will be the hero this time?show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 124 x 196 x 32mm | 258.55g
  • Cornerstone
  • ARROW BOOKS LTD
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Media tie-in
  • TV Tie-In
  • 0099549670
  • 9780099549673
  • 94,226

About Chris Ryan

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.show more

Review quote

"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 Timesshow more

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"Hard as nails"show more

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1,515 ratings
3.93 out of 5 stars
5 31% (471)
4 39% (585)
3 24% (362)
2 5% (78)
1 1% (19)
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