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Chris Ryan was born near Newcastle in 1961. He joined the SAS in 1984. During his ten years he was involved in overt and covert operations and was also Sniper team commander of the anti-terrorist team. During the Gulf War, Chris was the only member of Bravo Two Zero, an eight-man patrol, to escape from Iraq, of which 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. For his last two years he was selecting and training potential recruits for the SAS.

He left the SAS in 1994 and, in 1995, wrote about his experiences in the Gulf War in The One That Got Away. He has since gone on to write a number of best-selling novels such as Land of Fire, Stand By, Stand By and Zero Option.

If you like Chris Ryan you might also like to read books by Charlie Higson.

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Agent 21
Chris Ryan
SAS hero Chris Ryan sets a cracking pace for this story of school boy Zak Darke's recruitment by a government agency. After his parents die from mysterious food poisoning in Nigeria, Zak knows someone is watching him. But who? When...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/01/2011
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The One That Got Away
Chris Ryan
The Bravo Two Zero mission is one of the most famous stories of courage and survival. Of the eight members involved in an SAS patrol during the Gulf War in 1991, only one escaped capture - Chris Ryan. This is...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/11/2010
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