The new white knuckle ride of a thriller from the godfather and authentic voice of the SAS and the military.
The guys in the Regiment know they face their fiercest enemies when they fight the Taliban. No-one is tougher, more deadly - or more cunning. And if they enter the Taliban's kill zone, they know just what to expect...
When three deadly Stinger missiles go missing in Helmand Province, the Regiment is tasked to retrieve the weapons at all costs. SAS legend Jack Harker has a mission to lead an eight-man team into a suspected Taliban facility. He's suspicious about what the aims of the mission really are - and it's about to get noisy.
Meanwhile, in Belfast, Siobhan Byrne, a highly trained surveillance operative, is infiltrating the drug crew of a former IRA commander. But are her motives professional or personal Even she doesn't know any more.
Neither Jack nor Siobhan can guess just how closely linked their operations are about to become, or just what's at stake. But as the President of the United States makes plans to visit the UK, a devastating plot unfolds.
A shockingly authentic tale to keep your adrenalin pumping as fast as the blood on the pages. - Sun on The Kill Zone
Former SAS soldier Ryan needs little introduction . . . This 15th Ryan thriller bears all his hallmarks, with bone-crunching action, a hero with nothing to lose and a heroine who used to work for the famed 14 Intelligence Company in Ulster . . . There's barely a moment for the reader to draw breath as it races to a denoument that Frederick Forsyth would be proud of . . . Ryan has come of age as a writer - his Boys' Own bravado is now tempered with sharp political insight and a neat line in treachery. Catch him now. - Daily Mail on THE KILL ZONE
A classic of the genre - FHM on THE KILL ZONE
Nobody takes you to the action better than Ryan, because he's the real deal, and this muscle-and-bone thriller will have fans' blood pumping - Evening Standard
Chris Ryan is as hard as nails - Mirror
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
A no-holds-barred action thriller that smacks of authenticity . . . as an ex-SAS soldier, Ryan knows the bloody details of these dog-eat-dog worlds and he scores another hit here - News of the World on THE KILL ZONE
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.