WorldCat Identities

Ryan, Chris 1961-

Works: 236 works in 1,317 publications in 12 languages and 25,772 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Suspense fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Drama  Action and adventure television programs  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Thrillers (Television programs)  History  Television programs  Television series 
Roles: Author, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Actor
Classifications: PR6068.Y26, 823.92
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Ultimate weapon by Chris Ryan( Book )

31 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,040 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 )

23 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The guys in the Regiment know they face their fiercest enemies when they fight the Taliban. No-one is tougher or more deadly. When three deadly Stinger missiles go missing in Helmand Province, the regiment is tasked to retrieve the weapons
Strike back by Chris Ryan( Book )

35 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 728 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 They threaten to execute her on live television unless British troops are withdrawn from Iraq
Who dares wins by Chris Ryan( Book )

19 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 627 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( )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 624 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 )

22 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 576 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 )

28 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 571 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 )

35 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 555 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 )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 515 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
Osama by Chris Ryan( Book )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and Dutch and held by 500 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
The watchman by Chris Ryan( Book )

35 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 487 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
Land of fire by Chris Ryan( Book )

25 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 475 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
Hunter killer by Chris Ryan( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Dutch and held by 458 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
Hellfire by Chris Ryan( Book )

16 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Dutch and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the Syria/Iraq border a British hostage is beheaded by IS terrorists. The executioner is a young British extremist. A masked figure watches him. This mysterious person is treated with a mixture of respect and terror. They call him the Caliph. In Nigeria the British High Commisioner and his young aide are kidnapped. A four-person SAS team, including Regiment hero Danny Black, is deployed to find him. The team find devastation in Nigeria, and when they discover prisoners infected with the plague they realise they have uncovered a combined Boko Haram/IS plot to unleash a bio-terror attack upon the world. The team must stop the terrorists and identify the Caliph before the deadly disease threatens those much closer to home
Stand by, stand by by Chris Ryan( Book )

36 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kremlin device by Chris Ryan( Book )

29 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 398 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
Masters of war by Chris Ryan( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 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
Strike back( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Michael Stonebridge ..., Damien Scott ..., and new boss Rachel Dalton ... scour Africa in pursuit of a fresh covey of criminals each vying for possession of valuable nuclear triggers that could launch Armageddon if they fall in the wrong hands"--Container
Agent 21 : codebreaker by Chris Ryan( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in German and English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zaks riskanter Job geht weiter. Dieses Mal muss er in London einen Bombenbauer finden und aufhalten, der ein ganz persönliches Motiv hat, Grossbritannien in Angst und Schrecken zu versetzen. Hilfe bekommt er dabei von einem jugendlichen Hacker, der in der Zeitung Daily Post den Code des Bombenlegers entschlüsselt hat. Auf der Suche nach dem Attentäter, seinen Zielen und Motiven begibt sich Zak auf eine rasante und lebensgefährliche Fahrt durch London und durch die jüngere britische Geschichte zu Zeiten der IRA. - Chris Ryan verknüpft im 3. Fall für Agent 21 (zuletzt "Reloaded") Geschichte, einen spannenden Plot und technische Spielereien zu einer rasanten Suche in London. Auch hier haben die Protagonisten nur wenige Tage Zeit, um eine Katastrophe zu verhindern. Zaks Mitstreiter bekommen in diesem Band mehr Raum und die Zündung der 2 anderen Bomben können nur in Teamarbeit verhindert werden. Die kurzen Kapitel und die spannend beschriebenen Abläufe werden der männlichen Zielgruppe gerecht. Für alle Bibliotheken zur Fortsetzung. Ab 14
The one that got away by Chris Ryan( Book )

42 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chris Ryan reveals for the first time the true aim of the Bravo Two Zero mission. He reveals, too, how inept their briefing was, and how inadequate and faulty their maps and equipment were. But this only makes this story of heroism even more remarkable. This ed. originally published: London: Century, 2001
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Ultimate weapon
Alternative Names

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