A standalone short story from bestselling writer Chris Ryan
Danny Black is a lone wolf on an unofficial mission.
He is in the deserts of East Africa looking for his old comrade in arms Spud, wounded in their last mission and now missing.
A wounded British solder is a commodity in these parts...
Danny recruits a grizzled ex-Blade to help him, encounters an ex-Mossad mercenary, who is part of the supply chain, and heads for a showdown with a small Somali army, led by most-wanted Islamist militant Abu Bakr.
In the heat of battle Danny discovers, he is not the lone wolf he thought he was.
He begins to wonder, as so many soldiers have before him, is he just a pawn in a greater game?
(P)2015 Hodder & Stoughton
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, over twenty bestselling novels and a series of children's books.