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Chris Ryan Extreme: Hard Target

Faster, Grittier, Darker, Deadlier

By Chris Ryan
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Launching a new series of thrillers from number one bestselling author Chris Ryan
Biographical Notes

Former SAS corporal and the only man to escape death or capture during the Bravo Two Zero operation in the 1991 Gulf War, Chris Ryan turned to writing thrillers to tell the stories the Official Secrets Act stops him putting in his non-fiction. His novels have gone on to inspire the Sky One series Strike Back.


Born near Newcastle in 1961, Chris Ryan joined the SAS in 1984. During his ten years there he was involved in overt and covert operations and was also sniper team commander of the anti-terrorist team. During the Gulf War, Chris Ryan was the only member of an eight-man unit to escape from Iraq, where 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.

He wrote about his experiences in the bestseller The One That Got Away, which was adapted for screen, and since then has written three other works of non-fiction, fourteen bestselling novels and a series of childrens' books.

Like playing Call of Duty, Battlefield, or Medal of Honour, Chris Ryan's writing will put you at the heart of the action.

You can find out more information on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ChrisRyanBooks. You can also follow Chris on Twitter @exSASChrisRyan

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  • ISBN: 9781444731163
  • Publication date: 19 Jan 2012
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  • Imprint: Coronet
This high octane tale certainly packs a punch. — News of the World
Nobody takes you to the action better than Ryan, because he's the real deal. — Evening Standard
Chris Ryan is as hard as nails. — Mirror
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