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?
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"Hard as nails" ( Mirror)
"Chock full of military fat to chew on...will keep you awake until dawn" ( Irish Times)
"The books are masterpieces of social realism. [Chris Ryan] has lived the virtual life he writes about - and that makes him the right kind of war novelist for this generation. These storylines are dependent on a bustle of verbs that lead in every instance to blood and explosions, desperate screams and increasing levels of difficulty: it is never long before we find things and people being zapped, fried, crunched, toasted and skewered, as the bad deeds of the world are comprehensively avenged" ( London Review of Books)
"Packed with trademark technical detailing and gung-ho action" ( The Daily Mirror)
"Explosive plot . . . gritted teeth adrenaline" ( Financial Times)
The new action-packed, no-holds-barred novel from bestseller, Chris Ryan
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Book Description Arrow, 2008. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0099492156
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