A devastating attack. A government in crisis. A Regiment looking for vengeance. Now the Strikeback begins.
John Porter, hero of the original Strikeback novel and TV series returns in an exciting adventure, when old enemies attack the SAS.
1999. A bitterly cold morning in the Brecon Beacons, and the soldiers trying out for SAS Selection are preparing to face their toughest test yet. Overseeing the soldiers is John Porter: once a promising young Blade, now a broken man and a drunk, seeing out his days in the Regiment Training Wing.
But before the Fan Dance can begin, six masked gunmen carry out a devastating attack. Dozens of soldiers are killed. In the aftermath of the massacre, and with a government desperate for action, Porter and another surviving operator, John Bald, are taken to a secretive briefing in London. Their orders - to hunt down and kill those responsible for the attack.
What follows is a deadly game of kill or be killed as Bald and Porter lead a Strike Team across Europe on a blood-soaked mission of revenge. But as they draw closer to their ultimate target, the men discover that there is a greater threat - much closer to home...
(P) 2016 Hodder & Stoughton
Praise for Chris Ryan — :
[Ryan] is reliably capable of depicting international crises and special forces operations in plausible and gripping detail. — Sunday Times
Chris Ryan has always been underrated as a novelist of ideas... a welter of treachery and mayhem. — Daily Telegraph
Ryan... became so expert as a modern thriller writer that it is easy to underestimate his talents...He chooses fiercely up-to-the-minute plots, and laces them with an exceptional eye for detail and insider knowledge...Fearsome and fast-moving...much more than a conventional thriller. — Daily Mail